Kenny Rigsbee


November 8, 1943 - July 9, 2014

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CHAPEL HILL: Ira Kenneth Rigsbee, 70, passed away at Duke University Hospital on Wednesday, July 9, 2014, with declining health for several months. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ire Washington Rigsbee and Mary Frances King Rigsbee. Mr. Rigsbee retired from Nortel Network.

He is survived by his wife, Peggy Carpenter Rigsbee and grandson, Kelly Ware Jr. of the home; sons, Scotty Rigsbee of Wendell, Mike Rigsbee of Layfayette, Tenn., Shane Rigsbee of Bunn, Kelly Ware of Chapel Hill, Chris Ware and wife, Angela, of Henderson; daughters, Cherry Rigsbee of Hurdle Mills, Kendal Rigsbee of Durham; 14 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren and his devoted friend, Pamela Jones. Ira was a beloved husband, father and grandfather.

Family and friends will gather at the home on Saturday, July 12 from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in honor of his grandson, Kelly Ware Jr., to Camp Royall Autism Society of NC, 250 Bill Ash Road, Moncure, NC 27559.

The family would like to send a very loving thank you to the doctors and nurses that cared for Ira in his last days.