Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at First Baptist Church in Panhandle with Josh Light, pastor and Lucas Biggs, grandson, officiating. Burial will be in Panhandle Cemetery under the direction of Minton Chatwell Funeral Directors of Panhandle immediately following.
Jim was born June 3, 1931 at the Biggs Family homestead northeast of Panhandle. He was a 1949 graduate of Panhandle High School, where he met the love of his life, Betty. They were married in Las Vegas, N. M. on Aug. 11, 1951 and celebrated 61 years of happiness.
He was a retired farmer and rancher who loved God, his country, family, friends and his little dog, Gizmo.
Jim was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Harold and Raymond; and a son, Loran Wayne.
Survivors include his wife, Betty Biggs of the home; a daughter, Kerri Hicks and husband Tony of San Antonio; two sisters, Virginia Pruitt (Merl) of North Richland Hills, and Myra Mathias of Arlington; six grandchildren, Shayne Hicks (Kathy), Vanessa Watkins (James), Mandi O’Dwyer (Ed), Robyn Molina (Javier), Lucas Biggs (Jessica), and Micah Hicks (Tammy). He will be missed terribly by 11 great-grandchildren, Breanne, Darby, Ashlee, Abigail, Blayne, Caitlyn, Javier, Kerrington, Mason, Isaac, Liliana and another baby expected in November; numerous nieces, nephews and a host of friends.
Visitation will be Thursday from 9 to 8 p.m. at Minton Chatwell Funeral Home in Panhandle.