Mr. James Harold “Jimmy” Rigby

Published 11:40am Monday, January 14, 2013


Funeral service for Mr. James Harold “Jimmy” Rigby, 83, of Alexander City, will be Wednesday, January 16, 2013 at 11:00 am at the Chapel of Radney Funeral Home. Rev.  Wayne Cowhick will officiate. Burial will follow in the Hillview Memorial Park with veteran honors provided by the Alexander City Veterans Honor Guard.  The family will receive friends on Tuesday, January 15, 2013 from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Radney Funeral Home.

Mr. Rigby passed away on Sunday, January 13, 2013 at Bill Nichols State Veterans Home.  He was born on July 29, 1929 in Tallapoosa County, Alabama to Earnest Elijah Rigby and Ludie Lou Dean Rigby.  He was a member of Flint Hill United Methodist Church.  Mr. Rigby was a U.S. Air Force veteran of the Korean War.  For many years he served as the resident manager at Wind Creek State Park.  He also served as the assistant manager at Western Auto in Alexander City.  Following retirement he drove the sweeper truck for the City of Alexander City.  He was also a pilot and loved flying and working on airplanes.  Mr. Rigby enjoyed tinkering and always wanted to be busy working on something.  He was also an avid fan of Auburn University and the Atlanta Braves.

He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Jeanette R. Rigby of Alexander City; son, Mark Rigby (Naomi) of Alexander City; grandchildren, Jennifer Cofield (David), Nicole Corley, Mitchell Corley (Summer), Zachery Loyd, Jacob Loyd (Kim) and Bridget Zangerle (Zach); eight great grandchildren; sisters, Martha Smith (Jim Bob) and Lois Stephens, both of Alexander City; sister-in-law, Olga Rigby of Alexander City; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, John Rigby; and sisters, Levis Culver and Peggy Rigby.

Flowers will be accepted or memorial contributions may be given to the Alexander City Veterans Honor Guard, c/o Bobby Vickers, 1887 County Road, Alexander City, AL 35010.

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Radney Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.