Benjamin C. Stigall, M.D.

Published 8:09 am Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Benjamin C. Stigall, M.D.


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Benjamin C. Stigall, M.D., 93, of Danville, and widower of Betty Fern Williams Stigall passed away Jan. 19, 2019. The son of the late Lawrence Ingersol Stigall and Rose Elizabeth Jasper Stigall, born May 3, 1925 in Irvine, Ky.

A resident of Lexington from 1964-2011, he was a member of Trinity Hill United Methodist Church. He was a U.S. Navy veteran. Dr. Stigall was an alumnus of the University of Louisville, from which he graduated with an undergraduate degree and his Doctorate in Medicine. After residency and eight years of general practice, he received training in Dallas, Texas to become an Ear, Nose, and Throat specialist (Otolaryngology). He practiced medicine in Livermore/Owensboro and in Lexington/Central Kentucky and retired in 1999. Dr. Stigall was an active member of the American Medical Assn, the Kentucky and Lexington Medical Societies, and Meals on Wheels at Trinity Hill United Methodist Church.

Surviving family includes his four children, Thomas (Karen) Stigall of Lawrenceburg, Beth (John) Marcum of Nicholasville, James Stigall, and June (Brian) Baker of Stanford; five grandchildren, Yancey (Allison) Marcum, Erin (Scott) Ferguson, Coleman Marcum, Ben J. (Karina) Baker, and Emily Beth (Connor) Ludovissy; and six great-grandchildren.

Among his many interests were Bluegrass music, including playing mandolin with friends in the band Country Grass, and several other groups in Central Kentucky. He was an avid golfer, liked to travel, and enjoyed playing bridge. Most of all, he loved his family. He enjoyed spending time with his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.

Services will take place Friday at Milward-Southland in Lexington: Visitation 12-2 p.m., followed immediately by the funeral at 2 p.m. Burial will take place at Lexington Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to Meals on Wheels, Trinity Hill UMC, 3600 Tates Creek Rd, Lexington, KY 40517.