James Biggs Obituary
James W Biggs photos James W Biggs photos

There are 29 photos in the gallery

Service Information

 
In Memory of

James W Biggs

December 24, 1926 - February 8, 2014
Obituary

James William Biggs, 87, Loves Park, passed away February 8, 2014 in Rockford. He was born December 24, 1926 in Longview, Illinois to William and Ola (Cooley) Biggs. He graduated from Caryle High School and served as a cook in the US Army during World War II. James married Leola Mae Douglas on January 12, 1952 and worked as an Inspector for Sunstrand for 30 years. He loved wood working, playing bingo and working on cars. James was also a member of the Shriners. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Leola; his children, Daryl Biggs, Dennis Biggs, Carolyn (Don)Biggs Smith and Sherry Biggs Sisler; grandchildren, Heather, Jimmy, Devin,...
James William Biggs, 87, Loves Park, passed away February 8, 2014 in Rockford. He was born December 24, 1926 in Longview, Illinois to William and Ola (Cooley) Biggs. He graduated from Caryle High School and served as a cook in the US Army during World War II.
James married Leola Mae Douglas on January 12, 1952 and worked as an Inspector for Sunstrand for 30 years. He loved wood working, playing bingo and working on cars. James was also a member of the Shriners.
He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Leola; his children, Daryl Biggs, Dennis Biggs, Carolyn (Don)Biggs Smith and Sherry Biggs Sisler; grandchildren, Heather, Jimmy, Devin, Adam and Amanda; great grandchildren, Timothy, Summer, Hailyn, and Kaiden; He is also survived by siblings Harold Biggs and Audrey Johnson
James is preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Wayne, Clarence, Larry and Charles Briggs; a sister; Mickey Biggs and son in law, Tim Sisler.
Funeral service will at 2pm, Saturday, February 15, 2014 at Sunset Funeral Home, 8800 N. Alpine Rd, Machesney Park. Pastor Kathleen Wright will be officiating. Visitation will be held from5pm to 8pm on Friday, February 14, 2014 at Sunset Funeral Home. Entombment will be at Sunset Memorial Gardens.
Online condolences can be submitted at www.sunsetfhmemgardens.com.

Share your memories or express your condolences by signing the Guest Book below or click here for entry suggestions.

"Keep the light on in your heart for he will always be gazing down upon you with guidance." Jim West (Loves Park, IL)

Submit Guest Book Entry
This Guest Book has 8 entries. View Complete Guest Book

More Obituaries

Rockford Register Star
JAMES WILLIAM BIGGS, MM, 87 LOVES PARK - James William Biggs, MM, 87, Loves Park, passed away February 8, 2014, in Rockford. He was born December...

Read obituary at Rockford Register Star.

Personalize Your Tribute

Share photos, videos and more with Legacy Memorial Websites. Find out more.

 
Start Planning Today

Make Your Plan Today

Preplanning your funeral or cemetery arrangements gives you and your loved ones peace of mind. Don't wait. Make your plan online today.
Plan Online Now