Rex Marvin Rigdon, 60
By Whitley Clifton | November 1, 2019 4:15 pm
Mr. Rex Marvin Rigdon, 60, died Saturday, October 26, 2019 at his residence under the care of Kindred Hospice.
Born in Norfolk, Virginia, he lived in Candler County for several years. Rigdon was raised in the Portal area and graduated from Portal High School in 1976. Following graduation, he attended Swainsboro Technical College, from which he graduated with an auto service technician degree. He worked for several years with Dillard Ford in Metter and later with Rozier Ford in Statesboro. In 1984, he and his wife opened Rigdon Automotive in Statesboro, which later became Rigdon Auto and Truck Sales, which he owned and operated until 2010.
Rigdon became an ordained minister several years ago, and he was a member of El Bethel Baptist Church in Twin City.
He enjoyed spending time at auctions, fishing, and hunting. He was preceded in death by his father, Marvin James Rigdon, and his stepfather, Earl Alderman.
Surviving are his wife of 35 years, Cheryl Freese Rigdon of Twin City; three daughters and sons-in-law, Michelle and Wes Wilson of Guyton, Nicole and Michael Bowen of Rockwall, Texas, and Tiegg and Ron Cannady of Twin City; two sons, Neil Rigdon of Springfield and Burke Rigdon of Twin City; his mother, Joyce Johnson Alderman of Garfield; nine grandchildren, Allie, Cash, Renea and Rebeckah Rigdon, Riley and Reid Cannady, Lacey Wilson and Mitchell and Aubree Bowen; a sister and brother-in-law, Rhonda and Bubba Cowart of Oregon; and two brothers and sisters-in-law, Royce and Annette Rigdon of Wyoming and Ryan and Trish Alderman of Garfield.
The family received visitors Tuesday, October 29, 2019 from 5 until 8 p.m. at Joiner-Anderson Funeral Home in Statesboro.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, October 30, 2019 at 11 a.m. at El Bethel Baptist Church in Twin City with Rev. Rob Gray and Rev. Nick Johnson officiating.
Interment followed in the church cemetery.
Pallbearers were Dan Johnson, Matt Rigdon, Alan Johnson, Boyd Johnson, Ridge Allen, Joe Underwood, Terry Paige, and John Paul Johnson.
The family requests memorial contributions be made to El Bethel Baptist Church, 429 Abb Johnson Road, Twin City, Ga 30471.
Joiner-Anderson Funeral Home & Crematory of Statesboro was in charge of arrangements.