Mr. Raymond Pedigo, 92 of Woodbury passed away on June 3rd, 2023.
He was born on September 12, 1930, in Coffee County. Soon after his birth, the family came to live in Cannon County. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ethel Pedigo; his parents, Oad Pedigo and Oza Rains Pedigo; brothers, Emmitt Pedigo and Dewey Pedigo; their wives; and the husbands of his two sisters.
He is survived by his children, Jerrold (Melissa) Pedigo of Murfreesboro and Jan Pedigo Todd also of Murfreesboro; his grandchildren, Rob Todd, Jay (Ashley) Todd, Coleton Pedigo, and Brookelyn Pedigo; and great-grandchildren, Noah Riley Todd, Carson Grey Todd, and Brock Abram Todd, all of Murfreesboro, TN; and two sisters, Jenelle Pugh of Dowelltown and Gycell Cole of Murfreesboro.
Mr. Pedigo was a graduate of Woodbury Central High School, Class of 1948. He joined the Air Force, but his military time was cut short as he was sent home early due to being the youngest son in his family and the need for him to work the family farm. He met his future wife (Ethel) in high school, and they quickly became sweethearts. They were married on July 1, 1950, and celebrated 67 wonderful years of marriage together before her death.
Raymond always loved farming and had a farm in the Woodland community of Cannon County where he began with row crops and milking. After a few years, the farm was converted to a beef cattle operation with his partner and very close friend, Clayton Glenn. He held a full-time job with the United States Department of Agricultural as the Cannon County ASCS Manager, and through this work, he came to know most all the farmers in the county, whom he enjoyed and developed lifelong friendships. He also became a licensed real estate agent and auctioneer and began Pedigo Realty with his wife, Ethel. Upon retiring from the USDA, he continued in the real estate business full time, where he was joined by Jerrold and Jan. It was a true family business that spawned the formation of Pedigo Construction and several other entities, and the family has continued as partners in the properties they all developed over the years.
The Pedigos were very close to Clayton & Jennie Glenn. The families worshiped together, worked together, vacationed together, and spent many happy times together. Raymond and Clayton were closer than most brothers.
He relished Sunday family lunches, holidays, and anytime the family was together. As adults, the children and grandchildren would still vacation with their parents. They have traveled the US, including Alaska, and Canada.
Raymond loved God, his family, his friends, Woodbury, Cannon County, and the people of Cannon County; and they showed him love as well.
He was a wonderful father, who loved his family dearly and would make every effort to help his family and others. He worked hard at life and had a wonderful life that he often said he could have never imagined. He was blessed.
We wish to thank each and every one who has cared for our Dad. We appreciate all that you have done to make his life better and more comfortable.
Jerrold and Jan
Visitation will be held at Gentry-Smith Funeral Home on Monday, June 5, 2023 from 4-8 pm. Funeral services will be Tuesday, June 6, 2023 at 1:30 pm in the Woodbury Church of Christ chapel. Bro. Herb Alsup will officiate. Interment will be in Riverside Garden.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Woodbury Church of Christ or Short Mountain Bible Camp.
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