George Lee Rigsby – Obituary

By  | April 26, 2019 | Filed under: Layne Funeral Home, Obituaries

 Mr. George Lee Rigsby 94, passed away Thursday April 25, 2019 at Life Care Center of Sparta. George lived most of his long life in Van Buren County, was a member of Bellview Community Church and worked as a welder.  He loved his family and spending time in his garden.  George Lee was born September 12, 1924 in Van Buren County to the late Ewin Oliver Rigsby and Lara May Pack Rigsby.

Besides his parents he was preceded in death by his loving wife Dortha Lee Brock Rigsby, son; Ricky Rigsby, daughters; Shirley Madewell and Sandra Layne, brothers; E. O. Rigsby, Jr. and Roscoe Rigsby, sisters; Nina May Rigsby and Faye Martin.

Mr. Rigsby is survived by his sons; Michael (Beverly) Rigsby of Coalmont and Jerry Rigsby of Spencer, daughter; Gwen Rigsby of Spencer, brother; Eugene Rigsby of Willoughby, OH, 11 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and 5 great-great-grandchildren, daughter-in-law Mary Lou Rigsby Prater and son-in-law Ray Madewell.

Funeral services will be held Saturday April 27, 2019 at Bellview Community Church at 2:00PM with   Bro. Morris Hobbs, Bro. David Bratcher and Bro. Michael Rigsby officiating. Burial will follow in the Shockley Cemetery. Visitation will be, at the Church, Friday from 3:00PM to 9:00PM and Saturday from 10:00AM till time of service.

Visitation and funeral service will be held at Bellview Community Church 179 Bellview Circle Spencer, TN

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Layne Funeral Home & Cremation Services of Spencer in charge of arrangements

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