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H.L. Rigsbee

March 4, 1931 July 4, 2019
H.L. Rigsbee
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DURHAM: Mr. Hubert Lennox "H.L." Rigsbee, Jr., 88, passed away Thursday, July 4, 2019 at Eno Pointe Assisted Living in Durham. He had been in declining health for the past few years. Mr. Rigsbee was born March 4, 1931 in Durham to the late Hubert Lennox Rigsbee, Sr. and Hettie Oakley Rigsbee. In addition to his parents Mr. Rigsbee is predeceased by sisters, Helen Mangum Lumsden, Betsy Smith Muir, Norma Jean Rigsbee Wagstaff and Judy Rigsbee Hamrick.

H.L. was a Veteran of World War II serving in the United States Navy. During his working career Mr. Rigsbee was employed with the American Tobacco Company and also in the heating and air industry. His desire to follow in his father's footsteps led H.L. to pursue a career in law enforcement by joining the Durham County Sheriff’s Department. Mr. Rigsbee graduated from Durham Technical Community College with a degree in Criminal Justice. The brotherhood of law enforcement forges special friendships. H.L. cherished his many friendships and especially that of Walter Lawrence. After many years of employment with the Durham County Sheriff’s Department and advancing through the ranks he retired with the rank of Captain.

Mr. Rigsbee is survived by his wife Carolyn Neal Rigsbee; daughters, Pamela Rigsbee of Asheville, Terri Rigsbee Carden and her husband C.B. of Durham, Lisa Rigsbee Fuller of Durham, three nieces and three nephews.

A Celebration to honor the life of H.L. Rigsbee will be held from 2 to 4 p.m., Friday, July 12, 2019 in the Gathering Room at Clements Funeral Home, 1117 Broad Street, Durham, NC 27705.

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The family is being assisted by Clements Funeral & Cremation Services, Inc. in Durham. Online condolences may be sent to

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2:00 PM 7/12/2019 2:00:00 PM - 4:00 PM 7/12/2019 4:00:00 PM
Gathering Room at Clements Funeral Home

1117 Broad St
Durham, NC 27705

Gathering Room at Clements Funeral Home
1117 Broad St Durham 27705 NC
United States

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