William “Bill” Lee Riggins

William Lee Riggins, of Amarillo went to be with the Lord on Saturday, January 27, 2024, on his 79th birthday.

He was born January 27, 1945, in El Paso, Texas to William and Coral Riggins. He was a graduate of White Deer High School and attended West Texas A&M University. Bill married the love of his life, Pamela, on June 1, 1964. He was a member of Palo Duro Masonic Lodge.

Bill loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren and his great-grandchildren. He farmed at White Deer and other various professions. He loved his music, cooking, camping, reading, watching NCIS, and his Brit comedies. He loved John Wayne, and all his many friends and coffee buddies.

His patio was his refuge. He prayed, did his devotionals, and visited all his friends and family. Bill loved his church, St. Stephen Church of Amarillo, and his pastors.
He is survived by his wife Pamela; his children, Pam Barnes and husband Doyle, Melinda Kohout and husband Kent, and Kristi Poole and husband James; grandchildren, Megan Carter and husband Derrick, Kyson Kohout and wife Clare, Alex Locke and wife Marissa, Austin Locke and wife Ashlyn, and Aidan Poole; great-grandchildren, Coral Carter, Fender Carter, Owen Kohout, Llewyn Locke, and one precious great-grandchild on the way. Bill is also survived by his brother, Harry Riggins and wife, Shirley.

A Memorial Service celebrating Bill’s life will be held at 11:00 a.m., Monday, February 5, 2024, at St. Stephen Church of Amarillo, 4600 S. Western Street, Amarillo, Texas.


  1. Judy Wolter Garmon Lucky

    Bill, I have known you for a long time (since birth). We had birthdays, Christmases, and trips to White Deer with my grandparents (your Aunt and uncle). Our lives took over, and time and space got in the way..We reconnected recently and I thoroughly enjoyed and looked forward to your calls. Heaven has inherited a beautiful person. I watched you grow into a husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather, and a God fearing Christian. I wish we could of have had more time. Love you Billy.

  2. Trixie Jones

    I always looked forward to Sundays when I would see Bills smiling face come out of yalls service Bill would greet me with a big hug. I’ll get another hug someday. God be with Pam and family.

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