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Robert Biggs

Robert O. "Bob" Biggs

Saturday, March 16th, 1946 - Sunday, August 25th, 2019
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Obituary

Mr. Robert O. Biggs, age 73 of Bracey, died on Sunday, August 25, 2019. He is survived by his wife, Linda C. Biggs, sister, Nancy Burns of Joplin, Missouri, two sons, Bradley (Wendy) of Villa Park, Illinois, and Brian (Rachel) of Folsom, California; four grandchildren, Erika, Patrick, Riley and Bobby. Mr. Biggs was preceded in death by his parents, Robert Glen and Gertrude Mickey Biggs.

Bob spent a career in the federal government, working as an analyst for the Central Intelligence Agency for 27 years after a 4-year stint in the United States Navy. He was a Little League baseball volunteer, avid fisherman, nature enthusiast and skilled woodworker. Born in St. Joseph, Missouri, Bob grew up in many states throughout the West as his father was a minister who frequently relocated. He graduated from John Marshall High School in Los Angeles in 1964. After his stint in the Navy, he earned a four-year degree from Cal State University-Los Angeles in 1972.

In retirement, Bob regularly sought new hobbies. He took photographs for the Ebony Volunteer Fire Department. He was a regular with the Lake Gaston Computer Club, explored Ham radio and took up golf while staying up on all the activities of his grandchildren. Bob was known for his loud socks and colorful and expressive collection of T-shirts with clever sayings.

A celebration of his life will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, October 12, at Prospect United Methodist Church, 1974 Ebony Rd., Ebony. Memorial considerations may be made in his memory to the Ebony Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 34, Ebony, Va., 23845 or a church of your choice. Online condolences may be placed at www.farrarfuneralhome.net. Farrar Funeral Home of South Hill is serving the Biggs family.
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Service Details

  • Service

    Saturday, October 12th, 2019 | 11:00am
    When
    Saturday, October 12th, 2019 11:00am
    Location
    Prospect United Methodist Church
    Address
    P. O. Box 25
    EBONY, VA 23845
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    Officiant
    Rev. Ken Thrasher

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Sharon Johnson

Posted at 11:57am
Linda, I am so sorry.to learn of Bob's passing. Catching up on my newspapers.this morning. Prayers of peace my.friend
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Mitchell & Lila

Posted at 04:39pm
In loving memory of Bobby Biggs.
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BQ

Betsy (Simms) Qualls

Posted at 10:35am
Sincere Sympathy to The Biggs Family.
I had the honor of working with Bob for 3 years and remember his remarkable professional focus, truth and kindness.
We are All Better Officers to have Known Bob Biggs.
Betsy
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Dennis and Nancy Chrisbaum

Posted at 04:25pm
In tribute to a man who appreciated the value and beauty of nature, expressed through his much-loved photography, we felt that Bob would enjoy sharing his special tree with others so they could also be uplifted by nature's wonderous magic.
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Cathy and Stephen Andrle

Posted at 09:51am
Bobby was a wonderful brother to my mother, and I was honored to have him as my uncle.
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