William Maurice Biggs III

William Maurice Biggs III, 79, of Elizabethtown, died Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013, at his residence.

He was a native of Greenup County and served in the U.S. Army during the Korean conflict. He was a member of First Christian Church and American Legion Post No. 113 and was a Goodwill Ambassador for the chamber of commerce.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Francis Ruth Colwell; his second wife, Aloma Juanita Ennis Biggs; parents, William Maurice Biggs Jr. and Mable Phillips Biggs; and a sister, Jo Ann West.

He is survived by his wife, Sharon Lee Batten Biggs; two daughters, Shelley Gardner and Kathy (Jessie) Higgs, all of Elizabethtown; a son, William M. Biggs IV of Columbia, S.C.; two stepsons, Sam Ennis of Rineyville and Greg (Cathy) Anderson of Denver; three stepdaughters, Sarah Ennis of Washington D.C., Debbie (Bill) Blackwell of Clarksville, Tenn., and Marilyn (Dave) Collins of Knoxville, Tenn.; a sister, Rebecca (Bill) Martin of Cincinnati; one granddaughter, Ashley Taylor Thomas and her son, Cayden of Elizabethtown; nine stepgrandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

The funeral is at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, at Brown Funeral Home in Elizabethtown with Brother Chris Kiger officiating.

Visitation is from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday and continues at noon Saturday at the funeral home.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to Hosparus.

Funeral Home

Brown Funeral Home
306 College Street Elizabethtown, KY 42701
(270) 765-2737
Published in The News-Enterprise from Feb. 13 to Feb. 14, 2013