The Roxboro City Council honored the late Councilman Sandy Stigall Tuesday night with an official resolution and a shadowbox placed at his seat in the council chamber.
Fire Chief Kenneth Torain explained the significance of the shadowbox and the items that were placed in it.
Torain said city officials tried to include things that Stigall was affiliated with.
The box contained an American flag folded into a triangle, a model Alan Kulwicki race car and badges from the Roxboro Police Department, City Council, the Roxboro Fire Department, United States Air Force and the Person County Rescue Squad.
Stigall’s wife, Charlotte, then addressed the crowd at City Hall.
“I’m sure that all of you who knew Sandy know I can come up with anything under the shining sun to tell you,” Stigall said.
Stigall discussed the love her husband had for the city as someone who came from the county.
“He was raised in the county but he loved the city and he could not wait until he got those wheels and a driver’s license to go and drag Main,” Stigall said.
She said dragging Main Street led to his love for racing.
She ended by speaking to Sandy’s love for people.
“He loved the people and he loved the town,” Stigall said. “He wanted to do whatever he could to help anyone – and he did.”
Stigall served on the city council for nearly 12 years. He passed away July 26.