Jesse Clayburn Rigsby Sr.

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Jesse Clayburn Rigsby Sr.

Mr. Jesse C. Rigsby Sr., 81, of Eagleville, died Wednesday, March 5, 2008, at his residence.

Mr. Rigsby was a native of Howe, Texas, and was a bulldozer operator and mechanic. He and his two brothers were the owners and operators of Rigsby Bros. Grocery, Garage and Construction Company of Eagleville and Allisona. He was a member of the Eagleville Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Marcus Key and Jennie Gannon Rigsby; his wife of 61 years, Mary Grace Jewell Rigsby; a brother, J. W. Rigsby; and a grandson, Mark Rigsby.

He is survived by a daughter, Karen (Butch) Wabby of Franklin; two sons, Jesse Clayburn (Betty) Rigsby, Jr. and Steve (Cathy) Rigsby, all of Eagleville; sister, Ethel Pardue of Goodlettsville; brother, Merkle (Betty) Rigsby of Allisona; sister-in-law, Lorene Rigsby of Eagleville; three grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

Funeral services were conducted Saturday, March 8, from the chapel of Lawrence Funeral Home, with Julian Goodpaster and Dr. Louis Rideout officiating, followed by burial at Cothren Cemetery in the Rover Community.

Pallbearers were Doug Rigsby, Alan Rigsby, David Rigsby, Sr., Paul Rigsby, Doug Jewell, Jimmy Henson, and Lonnie Davis.

Honorary pallbearers were the Allisona Skip Bo Players.