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David Ricky Liggins

April 4, 1950 ~ November 4, 2020 (age 70)


David “Ricky” Liggins, 70, passed away Wednesday, November 4, 2020. He was born April 4, 1950 in Wake County to the late Percy Thomas Liggins and Ruby Thelma Creech Liggins. Ricky honorably served his country in the US Marine Corp Reserves from March 1970 to March 1976. He began his career in law enforcement in November 1969 with the Raleigh Police Department as a Cadet. From June 1971 to July 1980 he worked as a Patrol Officer with RPD. In July 1980 Ricky was promoted to Master Officer, SEU Squad 2, where he worked until he retired in December of 1999. In addition to the RPD he was in charge of security at Leith Auto Dealerships.

A funeral service will be held 2:00 pm, Monday, November 9, 2020 at L. Harold Poole Funeral Service Chapel, 944 Old Knight Road, Knightdale. The service will be live streamed and may be viewed at under Ricky’s tribute. Burial will follow at Gethsemane Memorial Gardens, Zebulon.

The family will receive relatives and friends prior to the service from 12:00 pm to 1:45 pm at the funeral home. For everyone’s health and safety, the family has requested that all visitors wear a face covering and refrain from hugging or shaking hands.

Ricky is survived by his wife Deborah Kay Corbett Liggins; daughter, Jan Liggins and granddaughter, Adriana Liggins.

In addition to his parents, Ricky was preceded in death by brothers: Larry Liggins, Don Liggins and Charles Liggins.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to a college fund for his granddaughter, Adriana Liggins c/o SECU, Post Office Box 279, Wendell, NC 27591, please include the account number on the memo line #62735791.                   

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November 9, 2020

12:00 PM to 1:45 PM
L. Harold Poole Funeral Service Chapel (Knightdale)

Funeral Service
November 9, 2020

2:00 PM
L. Harold Poole Funeral Service Chapel (Knightdale)

Video is available for this event


Gethsemane Memorial Gardens
809 W. Gannon Avenue
Zebulon, NC 27597

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