Larry Edwin Rigsbee

December 30, 1947December 29, 2012
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Larry Edwin Rigsbee, age 64, passed away peacefully on December 29, 2012, at Rex Hospital. He was born on December 30, 1947 in Morrisville, NC, beloved son of the late Marvin and Leola Holt Rigsbee.

Larry graduated from Apex High School and worked at Southeastern Machine and Tool Company. He was also a volunteer fire fighter in Carpenter for many years. He loved spending time outdoors, working in his shop and was always ready to go to the races with family and friends. Larry also enjoyed cooking. His barbeque was especially everyone’s favorite, but it was his “special sauce” that made everything so delicious.

He will be lovingly remembered by his dear wife of 35 years, Ann Rigsbee; sons, Jamie Rigsbee and his wife Megan, and Mark Rigsbee; his daughters, Tonya Clifton and her husband Aaron, and Michelle Dean and her husband Matt. He will also be missed by his grandchildren, Ashlyn, Ryan, Kaleb, and Haley; his brother, David Rigsbee and his wife Bobbie; and his sister, Frances Kelly. Larry will also be missed by Scooter, his best friend and faithful companion.

Larry is predeceased by his parents and his two brothers, Lewis and Wade Rigsbee.

The family will receive friends and family on Tuesday, January 1, 2013, from 6:00-8:00 pm at Apex Funeral Home, 550 W. Williams Street, Apex NC. The funeral service will be held at 2:00 pm on Wednesday, at Lowe’s Grove Baptist Church, 4430 S. Alston Avenue, Durham NC. Graveside services to follow at Good Hope Baptist Church Cemetery, Cary NC.

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  • Visitation Tuesday, January 1, 2013
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, January 2, 2013

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Carolyn Reaves Bowman

January 3, 2013

Ann, I am thinking of you and sorry for your loss. Remember I love and praying for strength for your family.

Alan Caswell

January 3, 2013

Mark, very sorry to hear this sad news. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this very difficult time. If there is anything you need, do not hesitate to get in touch. God Bless you and your family.

Kristi Baker

January 2, 2013

I was very sad to hear about Larry's passing. I am praying for you and your family at this difficult time.

Geoff Weldon

January 2, 2013

Deepest sympathy to you and your family Mark. You will be in our prayers and thoughts and if you need anything give me a call. God Bless

Bessie Rowland

January 1, 2013

Ann, I am sorry to hear of your loss. Thinking of you and your family.

Molly Boone

January 1, 2013

We are very sorry for your loss Ann. Our thughts and prayers are with you.
Molly and Larry Boone

Lisa Madren

January 1, 2013

We pray for comfort to the Rigsbee family.

John and Lisa Madren

John Madren

January 1, 2013

A loss to a great family and to Lowe's Grove Baptist.

Peace be with you.

Milton Rogers

January 1, 2013

To a long time friend that will be missed and to the family I am sorry for your lost.

Dean. Reaves Pettiford

January 1, 2013

Ann I am sorry for your loss