Michael Thomas Rigdon

Michael Thomas Rigdon, 67, a resident of  Forest died on Wednesday, May 9, 2018.   

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 15 at Ephesus Baptist Church with Revs. Chris Harrison and Rusty Walton officiating, interment will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. Monday at Ott and Lee Funeral Home of Forest.

A native of Newton County, Mr. Rigdon was a resident of the Ringgold Community of Scott County for many years where he attended Ephesus Baptist Church. Mr. Rigdon was a member of Pinckney Lodge No. 0313 and a retiree after 36 years of service with Diamond Offshore.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Denver and Rowena Rigdon of Union; and his grandparents, Malcolm and Cecil Ezell of Decatur and Marshall and Mae Rigdon of Union.

Survivors include his wife of 45 years, Linda Rigdon of Forest; a daughter Susan (Jon) Withers of Philadelphia; a son Jake (Stephanie) Rigdon of Newton; nine grandchildren, Blake Rigdon, Jessica Everett, Chase Rigdon, John Michael Everett, Chloe Rigdon, Grace Everett, Shelby Walsh, Kerri Gipson (Chris) and Justin Withers (Samantha); two brothers, Milford (Gay) Rigdon of Union and Denis (Judy) Rigdon of Duncan, Okla.; a sister, Yolanda (Basil) Arthur of Union; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Blake Rigdon, Chase Rigdon, John Michael Everett, Wade Rigdon, Kevin Rigdon, Ryan Rigdon, Paul Calhoun, Dewey Arthur, Jason Rigdon and Lucas Arthur.