Ronald Dean Rigsby, 55, died Sunday, April 17, at his brother’s residence in DeKalb County.
He was born April 1, 1961 to the late Jewell Brown (Red) Rigsby and Elizabeth Pascal Rigby. He was a disabled U.S. Air Force veteran and later worked as a nursery worker and attended Keltonburg United Methodist Church. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, James “Jim” Rigsby and Floyd Lynn Rigsby; sister-in-law Wanda Rigsby; nephew Micah Beavert Rigsby; and two nieces, Christie Dawn Miller and Eulalia Rigsby.
He is survived by two sisters, Melissa Ann King and Margie Rigsby Miller; and five brothers Danny Marlin Rigsby, Lloyd Glenn Rigsby, Billy Joe Rigsby, Bob Mitchell Rigsby and twin brother, Donald Gene Rigsby; sisters-in-law Elaine Rigsby and Debbie Beavert Rigsby; 33 nieces and nephews, Meshia Rigsby Johnson (Jayson Johnson), Danny Rigsby Jr., Lisa Rigsby, Theresa Rigsby, Kimberly Ann Rigsby, Riley Anthony Bullard, Terry Lynn Bullard, Symantha Bullard Haley (Richard Haley), Jamie Bullard, Melisha Martin, Heather Nicole Rigsby, Aubrey Glenn Rigsby, Christopher Rigsby, Audrey Gayle Thomas (Phillip Thomas), Trina Bullard, Charles Rigsby (Bridget Rigsby), Franklin Ray Rigsby, William Anthony Miller (Jasmine Miller), Jason Lee Miller (Kacy Miller), Benjamin Rigsby (Celina Campbell), Leah Locklear (Stephen Locklear), Hannah Rigsby, Jonathan Rigsby (Lisa Marie Rigsby); several great-nieces and great-nephews also survive.
Funeral services will be conducted 3 p.m. Wednesday at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Jason Miller officiating and burial to follow at Jefferson Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday at 10 a.m. until the time of the service at 3 p.m. In addition to flowers, the family asks donations be made to the Haven of Hope or Lighthouse Christian Camp, in memory of Ronald.
DeKalb Funeral Chapel in Smithville is in charge of arrangements.