Billy Ray Rigsby, Sr., age 81, lifelong Old Shawneetown resident passed on this life January 23, 2022, in Deaconess Hospital, Evansville, IN. Bill was born in Old Shawneetown on November 9, 1940, to the late James Rigsby and Dorothy (Oldham) Rigsby Smith. He served his country honorably in the U.S. Army and on September 10, 1960, he married Sherry (Barger) Rigsby who survives.
Bill or “Shortman” as most knew him spent most of his life driving a semi-truck, actually for over 40 years. He and his wife Sherry ran a restaurant in Old Shawneetown for many years also. He was a man of his word and always had a good heart. His happiest times were with his family. He could tell a good story and always had a smile for you. He was a good husband, father, grandfather, brother, and friend and will be missed.
Bill is survived by his wife Sherry of over 61 years of marriage, a son, Billy Rigsby, Jr, 2 daughters, Dottie Rigsby and LeAnna (Wayne) Haas. 10 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-grandchild. He is also survived by a brother, Jim Rigsby and 2 sisters, Dolores Rigsby and Sheila Underwood. He is preceded by his parents, a sister, Laverta Berlin and a brother Wilbert Rigsby.
Visitation for Bill “Shortman” will be on Thursday, January 27, 2022, at the Cox & Son Funeral Home in Shawneetown, from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM. His graveside service will be at a later date and will be announced at the Westwood Cemetery near Shawneetown, with military rites.
You may leave a note of comfort to the family at www.coxandson.com