Bobby Riggs

bobby riggs

November 18, 1934 ~ October 7, 2020

Born in: Brazos County, Texas
Resided in: Bryan, Texas

Bobby Riggs, 85, of Bryan, former Brazos County Sheriff, Former Bryan Police Department Lieutenant, passed away on Wednesday, October 7, 2020, in Bryan. Visitation will begin at 2 pm, Sunday, October 11, 2020, at the funeral home. Life Tribute Celebration service will be at 1 pm, Monday, October 12, 2020, at the funeral home. Interment will immediately follow in Bryan City Cemetery where he will be laid to rest near his son, Bobby Allen Riggs. Officiating the service are both Brother Henry Stovall and Brother Loren Johnson, of Trinity Baptist Church. As a precautionary family and friends are required to wear mask for all services. Services are in the care of Callaway-Jones Funeral and Cremation Centers, Bryan-College Station.

Bobby was a lifelong Brazos County resident who was born on November 18, 1934, to Fredrick and Mary Hayes Riggs. He attended the Bryan Public Schools in his earlier years. He married Frances Brewer 64 years ago on October 11, 1956, in Bryan. Bobby was a dedicated man to all endeavors he pursued. First, he provided for his family and shared his faith with them and friends. Bobby possessed a true servant’s heart from his childhood all through his adult life by serving others. He was a Deacon of Trinity Baptist Church, where he served as Treasurer for 30 years. He was a member of the Bryan Noon Lions’ Club where he served as President. Bobby gave from his heart while helping build Habitat for Humanity Homes. His favorite spot to vacation with his family and friends was forever Branson, Missouri.

Bobby joined the Bryan Police Department in 1956. Bobby would see the department grown over the span of 34 years. He was instrumental in helping create a police department that has won many service recognitions. He was elected Brazos County Sheriff in 1992. He served one term as Sheriff but gave his all to Brazos County, with integrity, and honesty.

His parents Fredrick and Mary; Bobby Allen and Jerry Brewer; all precede him in death.

Bobby is survived by his wife, Frances B. Riggs; his daughters, Sandra and husband Steve Richards, and Brenda Brawley; his three adored grandchildren, Christina Tribble, Amanda Benavidez, and William Brawley; his sisters, Maude Dean Rich, and Vonnie and husband Conrad Pauling; his seven great grandchildren; his two great-great grandchildren; his other relatives and close friends, all survive Bobby Riggs.

Serving as pallbearers for former Sheriff Bobby Riggs, honoring a great Peace Officer of the Law, are members of the various Law Enforcement Agencies of Brazos County and the Brazos Valley.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations are asked to begiven to either Trinity Baptist Church Building Fund or Traditions Hospice – College Station.


Visitation: October 11, 2020 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Callaway-Jones Funeral Home & Cremation Center
3001 S College Ave
Bryan, TX 77801


Room: Bluebonnet Chapel

Celebration of Life Tribute: October 12, 2020 1:00 pm

Callaway-Jones Funeral Home & Cremation Center
3001 S College Ave
Bryan, TX 77801


Room: Bluebonnet Chapel

Interment: October 12, 2020 2:00 pm

Bryan City Cemetery
1111 N Texas Ave
Bryan, TX 77803


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  1. Bobby you are truly a dear friend to me. You always had my back. We had such fun working concessions. We laughed so many times together which is a memory I will never forget. I used to call you my second Dad! You and Francis reminded me so much of my parents. I love y’all bunches! I still remember your Golden Anniversary. Man o man you looked so handsome and Francis was absolutely beautiful. You two have something special that’s for sure. I also remember the time you went with me to get my travel trailer and it came off the ball and went up under your truck. Wow what a close call! I watched you stand there and scratch your head bewildered that it came off but yet still had the chain and pin on it. Funniest thing ever. I love you Bobby and it will be so special to see you again someday. Rest in peace.

  2. Prayers and condolences for the Riggs family. I am so glad that I got to know Bobby through the Bryan Noon Lions Club. He always had a warm smile and friendly hello. Always a hard worker at our many concession stand outings and the last one to leave.
    Heaven has gained a wonderful angel… Bobby, you will be missed.

    Sandra Rubio Micklitz

  3. Brenda, I’m so sorry for y’all’s loss. You and the family are in my thoughts and prayers.

    Robin & Bobby Penicka

  4. I was lucky enough to have met Mr.Riggs and walk the pasture with him while he pulled goat weeds and talked about cattle. Such a sweet man! Bless you sir!

  5. I got to know Bobby through my time on local radio and what a genuine and wonderful person he was. And a friend to may. Honored to be one of them.

  6. Bobby will be dearly missed by our family.
    We came to know him trough our Trinity Baptist Church family.
    He always had a smile and a hug❤️❤️

  7. I had the honor of knowing Bobby through his service in the Bryan Noon Lion’s Club. Great leader and servant of the community. He will be sorely missed.

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