NEWTON FALLS — James O. Rigsby, 79, of Newton Falls, passed away on Friday, Jan. 7, 2022, at the St. Joseph Warren Hospital.
On July 4, 1942, in Meadowbrook, W.Va., he was born the son of James and Leoda Rigsby Lindsey.
After completing his formal education, he was employed as a truck driver, last being employed by Warren Fabricating.
On July 6, 1972, in Winchester, Va., he was united in marriage with Diane Johnson.
In his spare time, he enjoyed going to car shows and attending the Sharon Speedway. Some of his favorite drivers were Lou Blaney and Danica Patrick. He enjoyed camping and gardening and had “tinkeritis.”
Cherished memories of Jim will be carried on by his wife, Diane; sons, James (Rhonda) Rigsby of Mannington, W.Va., and Stephen Rigsby of West Virginia; daughters, Kathy (Clifton) Ashley of Monongah, W.Va., Diane Brown of Niles, Mary Brown of Warren and Tracy Brown, also of Warren; brothers, John (Nancy) Lindsey of Bridgeport, W.Va., and Gary (Sharon) Lindsey of West Union, W.Va.; sister, Sue Ann (Clovis) Bates of Newton Falls and Lisa (Chris) Willis of Grafton, W.Va.; grandchildren, Bobby, Ashley, David, Shandella, Joseph, Cheyanne, Raeannen, Brittany, Danielle, Matthew, Lindsay, Taylor, Sierra and Morgan; and seven great-grandchildren.
Preceding Jim in death were his parents and a brother, Jeffrey.
Family and friends may call 5 to 6 p.m. Friday, Jan. 14, 2022, at the Bernard P. Borowski Memorial Home in Newton Falls, where services will be held at 6 p.m. Burial will be Hepzbah Baptist Cemetery in Taylor County, W.Va.
Arrangements were entrusted to the Bernard P. Borowski Memorial Home in Newton Falls.