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Ronald Dean Rigsby, 55
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Ronald Dean Rigsby age 55 passed away Sunday, April 17, 2016 at his brother’s residence in DeKalb County, Smithville, TN.  


He was born April 1, 1961 to the parents: 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 the Keltonburg United Methodist Church.


In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 2 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 were conducted Wednesday, April 20, 2016 at DeKalb Funeral Chapel.


Jason Miller officiated with burial following in Jefferson Cemetery.


In addition to flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Haven of Hope or Lighthouse Christian Camp, in memory of Ronald.  


Pallbearers included: Rick Haley, Billy Joe Rigsby, Charles Lynn Rigsby, Anthony Miller, Bob Mitchell Rigsby, and Ethan Beasley.




DeKalb Funeral Chapel, Smithville were in charge of the arrangements.