George Raymond Rigg
George Raymond Rigg, age 93, of Shelby, died Saturday, November 17, 2018 at the Crestwood Care Center in Shelby.
George was born February 23, 1925 in Jackson Township, Richland County, Ohio the son of the late Ethan E. and Bertha Sylvia (Weber) Rigg. For 26 years, George owned and operated Rigg’s Barber Shop and for the next 20 years he worked at the Tuby, retiring in 1991. George attended Shelby City Schools and served his country in the United States Navy during World War II from January 9, 1943-November 11, 1945. He was a longtime member of First Church of God in Shelby, and Shelby American Legion O’Brien Post #326. He was an avid golfer and fondly remembered singing in a quartet during his Navy days on a radio show in Chicago and enjoyed singing at church. One of George’s fondest memories was the trip he took to Washington D.C. on the Honor Flight. A very gentle, kind and generous man, George will be missed by many.
He is survived by his son: Nathan (Jane) Rigg of Shelby; 3 grandchildren: Holly (Tyler) DeLong of Dayton, Traci Sexton of Shelby, and Nickolas Rigg of Shelby; 6 great grandchildren: Olivia, Josiah, Malachi, Hazel DeLong, Gail and Tyler Sexton; half-brother: Jack Rigg of Akron; Sister-in-law: Joann Rigg of Shelby; and his feline companion: Lilly.
On August 3, 1953 George married Ruby M. (Tackett) Rigg and she preceded him in death on May 20, 2012. Also preceding him in death were his parents, a brother: Delbert Rigg and a sister: Helen Smith.
Family and friends are welcome on Tuesday, November 20, 2018 from 5-8 PM at the PENWELL TURNER FUNERAL HOME, 168 West Main Street, Shelby. Funeral services will be on Wednesday, November 21, 2018 at 10:30 AM at the funeral home conducted by Pastor Lester Champer. Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery with military honors conducted by the Richland County Joint Veterans Burial Detail.
Memorial expressions may be made to Shelby Helpline Ministries or to Hospice of North Central Ohio. To send a message of sympathy or to share a memory with the Rigg family, please visit www.PenwellTurner.com