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Edward Glenn Riggs, 66, peacefully passed away on November 26, 2021, at his home in Independence, MO.
A memorial service will be held at 1:00 pm, Friday, December 10, 2021, at New Song Christian Fellowship, 5703 N Flora Ave, Kansas City, MO 64118. Graveside services will be held at 1:00 pm, Sunday, December 12, 2021, at Mountain Grove Cemetery in Mountain Grove, MO.
Ed was born on April 10, 1955, in Mountain Grove, MO. Later, Ed’s family moved to Kansas City, MO. Ed graduated from Ruskin High School, Kansas City, MO, in 1973.
By the time of his graduation, Ed was already a working musician. Music was Ed’s lifelong passion, and he was a very successful bass player. Bands he played in, to name a few, included Bonita Shortline, The Urge, The Spike Blake Band in Nashville, TN; and, more recently, The Kaopectones and Mark and the Sharks.
In addition, Ed was co-owner of ConEd, a company which provided sound production, systems and engineers for musical events and other venues. Ed was a well-known sound engineer and in great demand for the quality of his mixes. He worked with both regional and national music artists such as Liverpool, They Only Look Dead, Charlie and the Stringrays, Trampled Under Foot and many more too numerous to name. Over a period of almost 20 years, along with ConEd’s co-owner, Connie Smith, Ed was instrumental in developing and growing the Main Stage at the Lee’s Summit Chamber of Commerce’s yearly Oktoberfest.
Ed also gave back. He volunteered for many types of fundraisers to help others in need. Ed was known as a good friend, someone who was ‘there’ when needed. To many, he was also a reliable and knowledgeable source of information, a teacher, a mentor.
Ed was preceded in death by his mother Leila Mae Riggs of Mountain Grove, MO, and many well-loved aunts, uncles and friends.
Survivors include spouse, Brenda Kay Menefee of Independence, MO; daughter, Amanda Dean Riggs of Kansas City, MO; father, Glenn Harold Riggs of Mountain Grove, MO; brother, Thomas Lloyd Riggs and spouse, Darlene, of Springfield, MO; brother, David James Riggs and spouse, Sheila, of Mountain Grove, MO; nephew Zane T. Riggs and spouse, Brooke, of Raymore, MO; niece, Zoie E. Riggs of Raymore, MO, and many well-loved aunt, uncles, cousins and friends.