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Visitation

Gard Funeral Home & Cremation Services - Gratis
Saturday January 8th, 2022
11:00am - 1:00pm

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Funeral Service

Gard Funeral Home & Cremation Services - Gratis
Saturday January 8th, 2022
1:00pm

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Burial

Fairview Cemetery - Gratis
Saturday January 8th, 2022
1:45pm

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Bill J. Rigsby

Billie “Bill” J. Rigsby, age 89, of Gratis, OH passed away on Tuesday, January 4, 2022 at his residence in Gratis, OH. He was born May 7, 1932 in West Liberty, KY to the late Floyd and Florence (Blevins) Rigsby. Bill was a U.S. Army Veteran and retired from ODOT in 1994, as an electrician. He was a member of the Deliverance Tabernacle Church in Middletown, OH. Bill enjoyed playing the guitar and singing bluegrass. He loved family time around the bonfire. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his wife Virgina Rigsby; numerous brothers and sisters. He is survived by his son William “Billy” (Diana) Rigsby of Gratis, OH; daughters Jenny Newkirk-Gilbert and Tammy (Dale) Smith both of Gratis, OH; grandchildren: Justin Newkirk, Tara Newport, Erica Zornes, Jessie Clark, Taylor Rigsby, Hayley Rigsby, Brittany Smith and Dustin Smith; 11 great grandchildren; brothers Bernel (Susie) Rigsby of Fort Meyers, FL, Bob Rigsby of Lenore, NC; sister Beverly Smith of Scottsburg, IN; and numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held on Saturday, January 8, 2022 from 11:00 am until time of funeral service at 1:00 pm at the Gard Funeral Home (formerly Lindloff-Zimmerman), 113 S. Ada Doty Street, Gratis, OH with Pastor David Zornes officiating. Burial will follow at Fairview Cemetery in Gratis, OH. A special thank you to Day City Hospice for their heartfelt care. A Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.gardfuneralhome.com


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Guestbook

Jenny and all so sorry I also will miss Bill you have my sympathy

JimRigsby Jan 8 2022 8:16 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Bill Rigsby

Erma howard Jan 7 2022 5:04 PM

I worked with Bill for quite a few years at ODOT. I will always remember him as a sweet, kind, funny man. His sense of humor always made me laugh. My prayers go out to his son William, with whom I also worked, and to the rest of the family. The Lord has called his faithfull servant home.

“Moe” Lysakowski Jan 5 2022 9:06 AM

Bill will be greatly missed by the neighbors! He always took time to talk no matter what he was doing or where he was at! We send our sympathy and prayers to the family! May God give you strength and comfort you!

Jones Family Jan 4 2022 9:17 PM