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Roy Rigsby

rigsby110Roy Rigsby, 85, of Erwin, TN passed away December 1, 2016 at the James H. Quillen VA Medical Center in Mountain Home, TN.

Roy was born in Madison County to his late parents, James and Queen Victoria Ramsey Rigsby on January 22, 1931. He was a veteran of the US Army and received a Purple Heart and two Bronze Stars after serving his country in Korea. Roy was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Erwin, TN.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by wife Dorothy Smith Rigsby; siblings, Jimmy, Joseph, Fowler, Robert and Bill Rigsby.

He is survived by his children, Deborah Blaszczak (Ron), Donna Rigsby, Denise Graziana (Andrew), Doreen Williams (Randy), Delora Allen (Ron), and Dale Rigsby; grandchildren: Jamie, Anthony, Janelle, Christopher, Katherine, Lauren, Jennifer and Jesse; ten great grandchildren; as well as brothers, sisters, and nieces and nephews.

The funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM Monday, December 5, 2016 in the Chapel of Madison Funeral Services with Pastors David Crutchfield and Eddie Rice officiating. Burial will follow in the Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery, Mars Hill, NC with Military Honors conducted.

The family will receive friends from 5:00 – 7:00 PM Sunday evening and one hour prior to the service on Monday at the funeral home.