Terry Dennis Rigby

February 10, 2020

Terry Dennis Rigby, 60, of Oak Grove, FL. passed away February 10, 2020 in Pensacola, FL. He was born in Columbia, S.C. on March 28, 1959.

He attended Auburn University. He was a retired fleet maintenance supervisor for Escambia County Solid Waste with over 32 years of service. In 2018, he was honored by the Escambia County Commission for his long career. He served as a volunteer for the Walnut Hill Volunteer Fire Department, next month would have made 40 years and served as chief from 1988 to 1989. In 2012, he was named Officer of the Year and was honored for his decades of service to the department.

He is preceded in death by his parents Daniel and Doris Tichi Rigby.

He is survived by his wife of 41 years Sherri Clauss Rigby of Oak Grove, FL; two children Chad Rigby of Oak Grove, FL, and Kristi Rigby Hughes of Orlando, FL; two grandsons Devin and Dakota Hughes; brother Russell Young of South Carolina and numerous family and friends.

Funeral services will be held Friday, February 14, 2020, at 11 a.m. at Atmore Memorial Chapel Funeral Home with Bro. Kevin Flannigan officiating. Burial will follow in Oak Grove Baptist Church Cemetery.

Active pallbearers will be Escambia Country Fire and Rescue Honor Guard. Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Walnut Hill Volunteer Fire Department.

Visitation will be held Thursday, February 13, 2020, from 6-8 p.m. at Atmore Memorial Chapel Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Walnut Hill Volunteer Fire Department.


3 Responses to “Terry Dennis Rigby”

  1. Braulio Welch on February 13th, 2020 8:02 pm

    To Sherri and family. Sorry for your lost, one of the best has passed and we will miss him. Dennis was omong the best in all he did, never afraid to get dirty or look for ways to make it go. Great competitor and winner. Homble and gentle. Dennis Rest in pease friend. Condolences to Sherri an the rest of the family.
    From: Braulio Welch and Esmeralda

  2. Braulio Welch on February 13th, 2020 7:26 pm

    To Sherri and family of the best mechanic and one of the kindest people in the world [Dennis] will be missed. I knew him. 15 years. Rest in peace. Condolences to the family on your lost. The world lost one of the greatest.
    From: Braulio Welch

  3. John Davis on February 13th, 2020 8:23 am

    Dennis was always a good friend to me. Always there with a helping hand. He wasn’t afraid to get dirty. I’ve seen him work circles around young men a fraction of his age. He was a inspiration to everyone around him. He passed his great values onto his family. He will be missed.

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