Timothy was born September 23, 1966, in Martinsville, Virginia. He is survived by his wife, Leigh M. Pigg; son, Ryan Walter Pigg; and twin daughters, MacKenzie Gray Pigg and Morgan Mallory Pigg; all of Amherst, Virginia. He was the son of Philip C. Pigg and the late Thelma Stultz Pigg of Horsepasture, Virginia, and the brother of Connie G. Pigg of South Boston, Virginia. He is also survived by a very special aunt, Lucy C. Stultz, of Waynesboro, Virginia.
Raised in Horsepasture, Virginia, Timothy was a member of the Horsepasture Christian Church, sang bass for the Horsepasture Quartet, was very active in 4-H, and played the drums in his high school marching band. When he turned 18, he joined the Horsepasture Volunteer Fire Department, which would become one of his life’s passions. He graduated from G. W. Carver High School in 1984 and Danville Community College in 1986, earning a degree in drafting.
In 1987, Timothy moved to Amherst, Virginia, to join Buffalo Air Handling Company as a draftsman. In November 1988, he married Leigh M. Hancock of Piney River, Virginia, and they made their home and life in Amherst. Before long, Timothy joined the Amherst Fire Department, where he serves as a volunteer member for more than 20 years. In 1993, he was elected to the position of captain, which he held until 2008, when he was elected to the position of 2nd assistant chief.
From 1988-1995, Timothy worked on furthering his education in firefighting. He started with Fire Fighter I status. In 1995, he earned the Virginia Department of Fire Programs Instructor III status. Timothy served as an instructor for new firefighters and was deeply involved in the Amherst Fire Department’s junior firefighter program. His son, Ryan, followed in his footsteps, joining the Amherst Fire Department in the junior program and becoming a full member when he turned 18. Timothy received the Fireman of the Year award in January 1998 for “most calls run” and “most number of hours served” at the station for 1997.
Timothy Pigg was a devoted husband and an incredibly loving father of his three children. Ryan, Morgan, and MacKenzie played several sports, and Timothy was right there to help coach each team. He never missed a game in which any of his children played.
In the year prior to his death, Timothy was instrumental in the design and completion of the AFD Engine 2 fire truck. He was given the honor of being transported atop Engine 2 to his final resting spot. The service and family night were attended by his family and over 200 professional firefighters and rescue personnel. As a final gesture to his memory, Timothy was “called home” in honor by a corps of bagpipes provided by the Lynchburg Fire Department.