Services set for 8-year-old boy who died in Polk Co. fire

Services set for 8-year-old boy who died in Polk Co. fire

POLK COUNTY, TX (KTRE) - Services for the 8-year-old boy who died in a Polk County fire while he was helping to get his siblings out are scheduled for 2 p.m. Tuesday.

Chief Deputy Byron Lyons with the Polk County Sheriff's Office said boy's name was Landon Carson Riggins.

Services for Landon will be held in the Cochran Funeral Home Chapel in Livingston Tuesday at 2 p.m. with Bro Richey Christian officiating, according to an obituary that appeared on the funeral home's Web site. Burial will follow in the Forest Hill Cemetery in Livingston.

Visitation will be tonight at 4 p.m. at the Cochran Funeral Home.

You can visit this link to the obituary on the funeral home's Web site to find links that will allow you to send a gift or flowers.

Landon died on Nov. 18. Precinct 1 Justice of the Peace Darrell Longino said that the fire occurred at about 10:40 p.m. on Nov. 18. The home was located in the Forester's Retreat subdivision off of Mangum Road in Polk County.

Sheriff Kenneth Hammack said Jessica Stokes and her four children, aged 2, 4, 6, and 8, were inside the mobile home when the fire started. Stokes was able to get three of the children out.

However, investigators believe Landon was trying to help his siblings get out but got turned around in the home due to the heavy smoke and fire and lost his way. He was later found dead in the kitchen area.

Hammack said the family is needing new or gently used clothing. They can be donated by contacting Crystal Finegan at Childrenz Haven at (936) 327-4757.

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