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David Lee Rigsby

March 10, 1950 June 26, 2019
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Obituary for David Lee Rigsby

David Lee Rigsby, age 69, passed away on June 26, 2019.

Son of Chester Lawson Rigsby and Virginia Ellen Sigler.

David graduated from Atherton High School in 1968. He then earned a BUS degree in 1972 from the University of New Mexico, emphasizing sociology and ethnic studies. He completed an MS degree in Community Development in 1974 from the University of Louisville while working in its Urban Studies Center as an urban management analyst.

His early career involved city planning. In 1974, David moved with his family to Frankfort, Kentucky having accepted a policy analyst position in the newly formed Kentucky Cabinet for Human Resources, becoming the Cabinet’s first analyst to evaluate employment and training programs. From there he became the first Supervisor of Manpower Economic Analysis within the then Bureau for Manpower Services.

He then moved to Kentucky State University where he taught employment and training courses and consulted for four years before returning to state government. He served five Commissioners of the Kentucky Dept. for Employment Services as a Staff Assistant then worked five years as a School to Work Coordinator retiring in 2007.
As a stage four head and neck cancer survivor, he most enjoyed serving the Markey Cancer Center at the University of Kentucky sharing experiences with other head and neck patients as they received chemotherapy.

David enjoyed traveling throughout our United States as well as three trips to Australia. He enjoyed cruising. He savored great company and fine food.
He was a member of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Lexington (UUCL), serving in many ways including chairing the Memorial Garden Committee and serving three terms on the UUCL Board.

He was preceded in death by his daughter, Catherine. He is survived by his son, Justin Rigsby, daughter-in-law, Marisa Rigsby, and grandson, Oliver Rigsby.

A memorial service for David Lee Rigsby, 69, will be held on July 13 at 11 am at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Lexington, 3564 Clays Mill Road, Lexington, KY. Reception to follow.

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11:00 AM 7/13/2019 11:00:00 AM - 1:00 PM 7/13/2019 1:00:00 PM
Unitarian Universalist Church of Lexington

3564 Clays Mill Road
Lexington, Kentucky 40503

Unitarian Universalist Church of Lexington
3564 Clays Mill Road Lexington 40503 Kentucky
United States

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