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Michael V. Rigsby

November 24, 2022 at 4:00 a.m.
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INDEPENDENCE, Mo. -- Michael Vell Rigsby, age 47, of Independence, Mo., born in Hot Springs, passed away on Nov. 19, 2022, after a lifelong battle with cancers.

He was born on Nov. 18, 1975, to Chester Cleamon Rigsby and Ina Jane Buxton Rigsby.

Michael was a woodworker, cabinet maker and an avid fisherman. He will be greatly missed by all that knew and loved him.

He is survived by his parents, Chester and Jane Rigsby; his brother and sister-in-law, C.J. and Stephanie Rigsby; his sister and brother-in-law, Amanda and James Long; his nephew, Kenneth Free Jr.; many beloved uncles, aunts, cousins and friends.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Monday, Nov. 28, 2022, with Mitch Elrod officiating, in the Smith Family Funeral Home chapel, Hot Springs.

Interment will be in Peak Cemetery.

Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 26, 2022, at the funeral home.

Pallbearers are Edward Buxton, Jason Goslee, Matt Goslee, John Goslee, Jim Francis and Kenny Francis.

Guest registry is at

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