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Jesse Ray Rigdon

Jesse Ray Rigdon

September 10, 1930     ~     June 2, 2018

Jesse Ray Rigdon, 87, Glasgow, died Saturday, June 2, 2018, at his residence. Born at Haywood, he was the son of the late Virgil White Rigdon and Lula Mae Bridges Rigdon.

After graduating from Austin-Tracy High School, Jesse Ray entered the United States Army and served during the Korean Conflict. Upon returning home, he began his career in telephone communications with South Central Rural Telephone. He soon moved to the General Telephone Company that later became Verizon, the company from which he retired. He was a lifetime member of the American Legion, a member of the Independent Telephone Pioneers Association, and a member of the First United Methodist Church.

Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Charlotte Bowles Rigdon; one daughter, Dr. Amelia Kiser and her husband Dr. Kyle Kiser; two grandchildren: Olivia Baye Kiser and Stratton Riley Kiser, all of Glasgow; along with several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters: Ora Jones and Frances Hulse; and four sisters-in-law, Dorris Stephens, Lois Gibbons, Ruth Edmunds, and Ivone Broady.

Funeral services will be held 1:00 p.m. Saturday at the Hatcher & Saddler Funeral Home. Burial with military honors provided by Glasgow Chapter 20 DAV will be in the Hiseville Cemetery. Visitation will be after 10 a.m. Friday at the funeral home.

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4 Entries for Jesse Ray Rigdon

  1. Elsie Brown says:

    So sorry to hear of Jesse’s death.

  2. Jane Bowman says:

    Thinking of you with prayers of comfort.

  3. J. W. Garrett says:

    My thoughts and prayers go out to the family during this difficult time. I worked for many years with Jesse Rigdon and we had many laughs. I watched Amelia grow up to become the caring person that she is today. Dr. Amelia, just last month you were the caring physician for my own father that passed. I am so sorry for your loss. My heart goes out to you. Next Sunday [Father's Day] will be difficult for both of us. Blessings to you and your family. Jeanne Garrett

  4. Cathy Oliver says:

    So sorry!!!! Sending love and prayers.