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Joann Riggs Giffin

December 17, 1942 — January 7, 2021

Mrs. Joann Riggs Giffin, of Maryville, Tennessee, age 78, passed away on January 7, 2021 in Knoxville. Joann was born December 17, 1942 to the late Walter Riggs and Agnes Rodgers Riggs of the Prospect Community in Blount County, Tennessee. Joann graduated from Porter High School in Blount County, and was part of the Porter State-Champion Women’s Basketball Team of 1959. Joann attended the University of Tennessee and enjoyed a long career in banking. In addition to banking, Joann enjoyed every type of University of Tennessee sport, and was an avid fan. She also enjoyed following state and national politics, and spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and loyal pet companion, Daisy.

Joann is preceded in death by her late husband, Joel David Giffin of Maryville, and her brother, Walter Lee Riggs of Palmersville, Tennessee. Joann is survived by her daughter Becky Giffin Tucker, her daughter and son-in-law Deana and Roger Bishop, all of Maryville. She also leaves behind four grandchildren: Logan and Caleb Tucker, and Julia and Livy Bishop.

In consideration of COVID-19, private family services will be held graveside.

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