“JT”, age 81 of White House passed away Thursday, September 9, 2021 at Northcrest Medical Center.
He was born July 17, 1940 in Nashville, TN to Thomas Jefferson & Helen Christine Holzapfel Rigsby.
He was employed as a Robertson County School bus driver. He continued to drive a school bus and had said to his family “I might be the only smile some of those children ever see”. He truly loved the children and they loved him. He enjoyed vegetable gardening and gathering with his family, especially the grandchildren. He was a member of Sumner County Upper Cumberland Presbyterian Church and he loved the Lord with all his heart.
He is preceded in death by his parents; brother, Aubrey Rigsby; brother-in-law, Mel Hartley.
He is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Joan Rigsby, White House, TN; daughters, Karen (Robert) Salter, Chattanooga, TN, Rebecca (David) Sower, Decatur, AL and Carol (Paul) Branlund, White House, TN; brothers, Wesley (Cheryl) Rigsby, Pleasant Shade, TN and Carl (JoAnn) Rigsby, Watertown, TN; sisters, Joyce Hartley, White House, TN and Carolyn (Warren) MacWilliams, White House, TN; 8 grandchildren, Michele, Rachel, Madeline, Erin, Luke, Grace, Lila and Ben; 9 great-grandchildren, Silas, Reuben, Freya, Eleanor, Ames, Virgil, Ruby, Indiana, and Pierre.
Funeral service is scheduled for Friday, September 17, 2021 at 1 pm in the chapel of Austin & Bell Funeral Home in White House with Pastor Andrew Blondo officiating. Interment will follow in Spring Hill Cemetery in Madison with family serving as pallbearers. Visitation is planned for Friday, September 17, 2021 9 am until the hour of the service at the funeral home.
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