October 8, 1936 - March 1, 2020 Kennett Square, PA | Age 83 Loving Father, Grandfather, Brother, Companion and Friend.

FRANK D. RIGGINS, age 83, of Kennett Square, PA, passed away on Sunday, March 1, 2020, at Seasons Hospice at Christiana Hospital. His wife, Constance Underwood Riggins passed away in 1986.

Born in West Brandywine, PA, he was the son of the late Francis W Riggins and the late Thelma Jane Keene Riggins.

Frank was the owner/operator of Riggins Service Center in Unionville, PA for over 50 years, retiring in 2001.

He was an avid race fan, outdoorsman, and he enjoyed traveling, car racing, going to his house in Lycoming County, PA and being with his family and friends. He was a member of the Po-Mar-Lin Fire Company, Unionville, PA

Frank is survived by one daughter, Tammy A. Thomas and her husband William of Hockessin, DE; one son, Mark Riggins of Kennett Square, PA; two granddaughters, Ashley C. Thomas and Kristi H. Thomas; one brother, Roland M. Riggins of Kennett Square, PA and Frank’s companion, Judy Ann Douglass.

He was predeceased by one brother, Kenneth W. Riggins

You are invited to visit with his family and friends from 12:30 to 2:30 Saturday afternoon, March 14, 2020, at the Kuzo Funeral Home, 250 West State Street, Kennett Square, PA.
His burial will be held privately

The family request that flowers not be sent, instead, a contribution may be made to Seasons Hospice, 220 Continental Drive, Suite 407, Newark DE 19713.

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March 14, 2020 12:30-2:30 Kuzo Funeral Home
250 West State Street
Kennett Square, PA


  1. I am saddened to read of the death of Frank Riggins. With the service station in Unionville he was the go to person for car issues and gasoline for many many years. So many conversations about the merits of various cars and personal service that is rare. Even after he gave up operating the station he remained warm and friendly whenever and wherever I encountered him.

    Charles W Stewart | March 14, 2020 at 9:59 PM
  2. Frank Riggins was my pop pop. He was the best pop pop a girl could ask for. He was at every sport event. Every dance recital. Every school event, and graduations. He had a pony for me at one of my birthday parties, I will never forget his name was doctor pepper. All of the fun trips to the mountain house, and stopping in the local gift shop. He loved his mother so much and I have so many great memories at her house. He knew so many people and they always had a great story about him. We brought donuts to the station on weekend mornings. He helped me buy my first car so I could get back and fourth to college. My heart is heavy but life is about the memories we make. And my pop pop was the best. I will miss his summer grilled chicken, and eating oysters on the patio. My pop pop is at peace and is now my guardian angel. I love you pop pop . Love Ashley

    Ashley Thomas | March 13, 2020 at 10:19 PM
  3. Frank was very kind and generous to me when I was a young boy. He frequently took Mark and I to see the car races at Langhorn, Nazereth, Oswego and Williams Grove. We would go in his Dodge pickup and camper and make a weekend trip, he took us into the pits to see the cars up close and meet the drivers. He also took us to the mountains where we enjoyed the outdoors,hiking, and drinking mountain spring water. He also took us snow plowing in his “Riggins Service Station” Willeys Jeep. He also helped us with go carts, and mini bikes and much more….He gave us so many good memories and was a big influence on me growing up.
    God Bless the Riggins family in this loss.
    Tom Bahel

    Tom | March 12, 2020 at 3:24 PM
  4. Frank was a wonderful person. We will miss him very much. We had fun when he and Judy came to Sarasota, Florida. He enjoyed seeing the sights in Sarasota. We will all ways remember the time they came to Sarasota and stayed in their Mobile Home at Sun and Fun Campgrounds. We did so much talking and laughing together. He loved to swim in our pool when they came to visit us. We will miss him so much. God Bless him. Love, Bill and Helen Watrous and Family.

    Bill and Helen Watrous | March 6, 2020 at 11:06 AM

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