October 3, 1927 – June 17, 2020
Burton Lloyd Rigsby, 92, passed away Wednesday, June 17, 2020 at his residence. Burton will be lovingly remembered by Ruth (nee Pruitt), his wife of 66 years, and his children, Christopher Rigsby, Michael (Rhonda) Rigsby, Cheryl (Barry) Pohle, Melinda (Robert) Helton, and Cary (Avery) Rigsby. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Jennifer (John) Cantrell, Jessica (Matt) Spears, Daniel Rigsby, William (Vickie) Duchene, Nathan Irwin, Nick (Giselle) Helton, Ashley (Evan) Montgomery, Bess Helton, and Makynna (Jered) Luke. After serving in the Merchant Marines and stationed in both Atlantic and Pacific Oceans during World War II, Burton worked as an electrician in the Chattanooga area. Burton loved his grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren. He spent many hours pushing swings and teaching life’s lessons over a checkerboard. Never one to shy away from a piece of chocolate or a game of solitaire, he knew how to enjoy a good joke and valued time spent with his family. Burton was preceded in death by his parents Lloyd Ray Rigsby and Fannie Mae (nee Kester) Rigsby, daughter-in-law Terry (nee Houston) Rigsby, and granddaughter Emily Ruth Helton. A private funeral service will be conducted at 11 AM, Tuesday, June 23, at the Chattanooga National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to St. Jude Children’s Hospital.See more See Less
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