Obituary: Charles A. Rigsby

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Charles A. Rigsby, 69, of Chapel Hill, formerly of College Grove, died Thursday, February 11, 2010, in Franklin.

Mr. Rigsby was a native of Davidson County. He was a graduate of College Grove High School, Class of 1959, a charter member of First Baptist Church, College Grove, and was presently a member of Harpeth Lick Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Allisona. He was a former customer representative for Williamson Medical Center in Franklin and was also the former owner of Charles Rigsby Photography and co-owner of College Grove Drugs, both in College Grove. He organized and was the first Scout Master of the College Grove Boy Scout Troop. He was a member and past president of the College Grove Lions Club, and was a former member of Grace Works Advisory Board of Williamson County. Mr. Rigsby was a 33-year member of the College Grove Fire Department, which he served as Chief of the Department for 30 years. He was a member of the Tennessee Fire Chiefs Association and was a charter member of the Williamson County Fire Chiefs Association. Charles helped form the first responder program now in place in Williamson County.

He was preceded in death by his parents, George D. and Pauline Bellenfant Rigsby, and sister, Evelyn Rigsby.

He is survived by his sister, Marjorie (Aubrey) Ghee of the Holts Corner Community; brother, James E. (Hazel) Rigsby of Eagleville; two nieces; two nephews; three great-nieces; four great-nephews; and one great-great-niece.

Funeral services were conducted Monday, Feb. 15, from the chapel of Lawrence Funeral Home with Rev. John Hyden and Rev. Earl Pitts officiating, followed by burial in Cothran Cemetery in Bedford County.

Memorial donations may be made to Harpeth Lick Cumberland Presbyterian Church, the American Cancer Society or the American Heart Association.