Obituary of Richard Daniel Driggers Sr.
As the dusk turned into dawn on September 20th 2023, an amazing bright light flickered out of our lives and shook us to our very core. The world lost a rare kind of man that touched every soul he met, he loved hard, he was funny, compassionate and proud. We lost a Companion, Father, Son, friend, a Proud Marine and an all around great person... There are not enough words to describe the kind of man he truly was.
Richard was born in Ft. Myers, Florida on November 27th 1976, to Roselyn Kreider and Richard Driggers. He leaves behind his parents, a sister Cindy Driggers, a brother Ron Driggers, a son Richard Driggers Jr. and a fiancèe Amanda Heredia.
Richard moved to Winter Haven as a teenager and joined the Marines at the tender age of 17. He was a hard-working man from the get go and a life long truck driver for various companies; He was at the top of the chain with every single one and was very much respected everywhere he went. He carried the weight of the world on his shoulders and never showed it but would always uplift others in any way that he could. You couldn't meet him and not know what a friend is, he didn't argue with anybody, he just agreed to disagree. Richard had a very unique sense of humor, he loved to make you laugh and was a proud Gator fan.
The few. The proud. The Marines.
- Once a Marine, always a Marine -
He was a humble man and stood by those words until the very end. He was giver at heart, not taker. He'd give you his last dollar if you needed it and he'd give you the shirt off his back, if you could get him to take it off that is.
He is gone and the hurt is unimaginable but his spirit will live on in all of our memories. So wipe your tears and smile when you think of him, he would've wanted us all to live our best lives. ~ Semper Fi ~To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Richard Driggers Sr., please visit Tribute Store