Rigsby Robert Buxton
Funeral service for Rigsby Robert Buxton will be held at First Baptist Church of Pitkin on Thursday, August 26, 2021, at 10 a.m. with Reverend Shannon Buxton and Reverend Tim Thompson officiating. Committal services will follow in Blue Branch Cemetery under the direction of White Oaks Funeral Home, Oakdale.
Visitation will be held at First Baptist Church of Pitkin on Wednesday, August 25, 2021, from 3 p.m. until time of service on Thursday, August 26, 2021, 10 a.m.
Rigsby, 79, of Pitkin, entered eternal rest peacefully on Friday, August 20, 2021, in Oschner's LSU Health Shreveport. He was born February 7, 1942, in Oakdale to the union of William Dempsey Buxton and Lola Coker Buxton Cupp. Buxton was a mechanical technician for the United States Army and the served as a part of The 256th Infantry Brigade Combat Team. Rigsby was a Desert Storm Veteran and retired from the military after 30 years. He was also the Fire Chief in Pitkin for many years. He respectfully attended Masonic services and was a member of the Eastern Star, friendship chapter 210. He also enjoyed spending time with his close friends: Jerry Maricle Jr., Gerald Houston and R.C. "Butch" Perkins. Rigsby loved his family and his grandchildren more than anything. He spoke about his grandchildren everyday trying to share the love he had for them.
He is preceded in death by his parents, William Buxton and Lola Buxton Cupp; his loving wife of many years, Audrey Marlene Buxton; one son, Willie D. Buxton; three brothers: Henry, Valrey and Jean Buxton; and one sister, Billie Jean Haines.
Those left behind to cherish his memory are one son, Roger Dale (Phyllis) Buxton of Kinder; one stepson, Edward Dale Perkins of Pitkin; two stepdaughters, Elizabeth Perkins of Oakdale, and Denise (Jake) Jacobs of Pitkin; one brother, Alfred Buxton of Plainview; 6 grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; along with a host of family and friends.
Pallbearers to serve will be Wade Fontenot, Nathan Jacobs, Matt Parrish, Kevyn Martin, Brandon Stringer, Heath Coker, Ronald Buxton, Ethan Buxton, and Adam Afeman. Honorary pallbearers to serve will be The 256th Infantry Brigade Combat Team.
Posted online on August 23, 2021