James "Jim" Raymond Rigsby Jr.

February 15, 1939July 13, 2019

James “Jim” Raymond Rigsby, Jr., of Soddy Daisy, Tennessee passed away on July 13, 2019. He was the CEO of Acheson Foundry for 31 years and was a Vietnam Veteran. Jim enjoyed fishing and was a member of the Signal Mountain Bass Club. He was an outdoorsman who enjoyed camping, traveling, cruising and spending time with his grandchildren and family. Jim would not miss a game or event that his grandchildren were involved with. He was a lifelong Baptist.

He is preceded in death by his parents, James Rigsby, Sr. and Virginia Rigsby.

He is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Barbara Rigsby; sons, James (Connie) Rigsby, III and Dan (Michelle) Rigsby; grandchildren, Logan Rigsby, Carlton Rigsby, Haley Rigsby and Brenden Rigsby; siblings, H. Terry (Nancy) Rigsby, Randy (Cindy) Rigsby and Diane (Rick) Putnam; brother-in-law, Ernie Lovitt; nieces, Marla Graham, Terri Lynne Rigsby, Jennifer Rigsby, Marissa Person and Cami Stainbrook; nephews, Ryan Rigsby and Paul Rigsby.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Parkinson’s Foundation at

A graveside service will be held at Chattanooga National Cemetery on Tuesday, July 16, 2019 at 1:30 pm.

Arrangements are held by the North Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory and Florist, 5401 Highway 153, Hixson, TN 37343


  • Graveside Service Tuesday, July 16, 2019


James "Jim" Raymond Rigsby Jr.

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Carol Langston

July 16, 2019

Sending love and prayers to Barbara and family. The Rigsby family holds a special place in my heart and I know that Jim will be missed by many. You are in my thoughts as you deal with the loss of Jim.

Carol Langston
Melbourne, Florida

Joe Trotter

July 15, 2019

Rip Jim great man, always a positive attitude

Joe Trotter, smbc

David & Pam Lewis

July 15, 2019

To the family of Jim Rigsby, Jr.: Pam and I would like to express our condolences. Jim was a very good friend and I enjoyed fishing with him and talking with him about our families--especially our grandchildren, and other things we were both interested in. I will miss him a lot, and will think of all the good times we had when we were in the S.M. Bass club together. Pam and I both thought Jim was a very down-to-earth, gentle and kind person--one of the truly "good guys". Barbara, Jimmy, Danny--your husband and Dad was someone we know you are very proud of.
from David and Pam Lewis

Karen Etherton

July 15, 2019

My name is Karen. Mr Rigsby was a patient at the office to where I work. Him and his wife Barbra were so sweet to our office.
he will be greatly missed. May God be with your family through this difficult time
Love, Karen etherton Center for Sports Medicine