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Roscoe Burton Rigsby, 91
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Mr. Roscoe Burton Rigsby, 91, of Dowelltown died Wednesday, March 6, at St. Thomas DeKalb Hospital in Smithville.

He was born April 13, 1927, in Van Buren County, was a retired farmer, a World War II/ U.S. Army Air Corps veteran, and a member of Cumberland Chapel Free Will Baptist Church. Mr. Rigsby was preceded in death by parents Ewin Oliver and Laura Mae Pack Rigsby, first wife Betty Jean Rogers Rigsby, son Paul Dwaine Rigsby, sisters Nina Mae Rigsby and Inez Faye Martin, and brother Ewin O. Rigsby Jr.

Survivors include his wife Marie Allen Rigsby, his children Bruce (Peggie) Rigsby, Diana (Ernest) Burdett, and Deborah (Timothy) Wanamaker, daughter-in-law Sharon Rigsby Mooneyham, and brothers George Lee Rigsby and Eugene (Pat) Rigsby. Nine grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, family members, and friends also survive.

Funeral service is 3 p.m. Saturday, March 9, at McMinnville Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Dennis Deweese and Bro. Tony Smedley officiating. Interment will follow at Long Cemetery in Van Buren County. Military grave rites will be conducted by American Legion Post 173 and VFW Post 5064. The Rigsby family will receive friends Friday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., and again Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the parlors of McMinnville Funeral Home. Online condolences may be made at

McMinnville Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Southern Standard

(McMinnville, Tenn.) March 8, 2019