William Harold “Billie” Burney Rigdon

Hartford | Monday, April 11 2016

William Harold “Billie” Burney Rigdon, 43, of Hartford, Illinois passed away at 1:22 p.m. on Monday, April 11, 2016 at St. Anthony’s Health Center in Alton.  He was born April 12, 1972 in Alton.

Billie attended The William M. BeDell Achievement and Resource Center in Wood River.  He enjoyed his days of fishing, swimming, dancing, boating, listening to the radio and taking car rides.  He loved being with his family, always laughing and sharing his smile and never knew a stranger.  He will be remembered for the love and special times shared with his family and friends.  He is survived by his parents, Charshel and Jean Rigdon of Hartford; his brother, John Thomas “John Boy” Burney Rigdon of Hartford; two sisters, Gina Lewis and husband, Ben of Hartford and Diana Rigdon and fiancé, William Spencer of Bethalto; two nieces, Leah Thompson and husband, Thomas of Roxana and Amber Stewart and fiancé, Chad Hancock of Bethalto; many great nieces; great nephews; other extended family and many friends.

In celebration of his life, visitation will be at Pitchford Funeral Home, 2555 Vaughn Road in Wood River on Friday, April 15, 2016 from 11:00 a.m. until time of funeral service at 1:00 p.m. with Reverend Art Hooper officiating.  Burial will follow at Rose Lawn Memory Gardens in Bethalto.  Memorials may be made to the William M. BeDell ARC, 400 South Main Street, Wood River, IL  62095 and may be accepted at the funeral home. 

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