Thomas Robert Biggs, 62, of Sanford, died Sunday evening, Feb. 9, 2014, at his home after a lengthy illness. He was born Jan. 29, 1952 in Sanford, son of the late William and Phyllis (Florey) Biggs, and was a graduate of Midland High School.
He served his country with the U.S. Army
during the Vietnam War
, from 1969-1973.
On March 28, 1980 he married Pam Shangle. She survives him. He was employed as a carpenter in the construction industry for many years and was a Disabled Veteran.
Tom played lead guitar for over forty years with different bands, including the Nashville Express.
Surviving besides his wife Pam are his children, Jason Shangle and Adam Biggs, both of Sanford, Amber Biggs, Tammy (Jeff) Dice, Tonya (Rich) Peterson and Susan (Steve) Booth, all of Midland; nine grandchildren; and six brothers and sisters and their spouses. Also surviving is his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Ernest and Joan Shangle of Sanford.
Funeral and committal services will take place 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014, from the Ware-Smith-Woolever Funeral Home, 1200 West Wheeler St. His uncle, Roger Spann, will officiate with burial to take place later in the New Edenville Township Cemetery.
Military honors will be presented by the U.S. Army Honor Guard and the Midland Area Veterans after the service at the funeral home. Tom's family will receive friends at the funeral home on Thursday, from 12:30 p.m. until the services.
Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider the Biggs family.