Hershel C. Rigney

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Hershel C. Rigney, 96, of Greencastle, passed away on Monday, Feb. 24, 2020 at Hickory Creek at Sunset.

Hershel was born in Liberty, Ky. on July 22, 1923, the son of George A. and Dessie (Long) Rigney.

Mr. Rigney was a member of First Assembly of God, now The StoreHouse. He was also a stewart with Teamsters Union #135. He was a farmer and was a vendor at the Farmers Market for over 30 years. He was also a truck driver with Spector Mid-State Trucking.

Hershel proudly served in the United States Army during World War II.

Survivors include six children, Wanda M. Thomas (Donald) of Reelsville, Hershel Ray Rigney of Reelsville, Garry D. Rigney Sr. (Debra) of Greencastle, Arlene G. Tincher (Michael) of Greencastle, Kay F. Jackson (Ray) of Avon and Martha L. Clar (Timothy) of Greencastle; two brothers, Coy Rigney of Daytona Beach, Fla. and Lonnie Rigney of Greenwood; 17 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife of 64 years, Lucille (McWilliams) Rigney; a sister, Lily Asbury; four brothers, Otis, Marvin, Virgil and Roy Rigney; and two grandsons, Eric Joseph Rigney and Kent Douglas Gilliam.

Services will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 28 at Bittles & Hurt Funeral Home with Pastor Steve Blaydes officiating. Burial will follow in Boone-Hutcheson Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 4 until 8 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 27 at Bittles and Hurt Funeral Home and one hour prior to time of service on Friday.

Memories may be shared with the family at www.BittlesandHurt.com.