Charles Edward Rigg, age 81, of Mt. Sterling, Illinois passed away at 6:45 p.m. Sunday, March 8, 2020 at Blessing Hospital in Quincy, Illinois.
Charles was born on August 10, 1938 in Brown County, the son of George and Blanche Friday Rigg. He married Martha Marie Tongate on November 29, 1963 in the Baptist Church in Mt. Sterling, and she survives.
Charles was a graduate of Brown County High School with the class of 1956. He then served four years in the United States Army Reserves. Charles retired from National Starch and Chemical Company in Meredosia after forty years of service.
Charles and Marie live on a small farm and raised hogs and cows. In Charles final years he enjoyed driving the four wheeler around the farm and sitting in his big chair looking out of the window overlooking the pond and main road watching his neighbors go by. He also enjoyed his two sons and three grandkids. They are Charles and Marie’s blessings.
Survivors include his wife Marie Rigg of Mt. Sterling. Two sons, Jarrod Rigg (Beth) of Fort Madison, Iowa and Derek Rigg (Gabrielle) of Mt. Sterling. Three grandchildren Ashton Rigg of Bluffs and Reese and Ella Rigg both of Mt. Sterling. Brother-in-law Keith Shores of Neponset, Illinois. Sister-in-law and brother-in-law Regenia and Del Barnes of Quincy and several special nieces and nephews and many friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, Wilber Rigg, grandparents, Steve and Pearl Rigg and sister-in-law Tenia Shores.
Cremation will be accorded and a memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, March 14, 2020 in the Hendricker Funeral Home in Mt. Sterling.
Burial of the cremated remains will follow in the Hersman Cemetery south of Mt. Sterling. A military service will be conducted at the graveside by the Mt. Sterling American Legion Post # 374.
Visitation will be from 1:00 p.m. until the time of services on Saturday at the funeral home.
Memorials are suggested to the Hersman Cemetery Association or The Crossing Church in Mt. Sterling.
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