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Jerry Don Bigbie


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Jerry Don Bigbie Obituary
JERRY DON BIGBIE Age 76, lost his battle with renal cancer 5/26/2016. He was a resident of Riverside, CA for 49 years. Jerry was born in Fort Cobb, Oklahoma and was raised in Carnegie, Oklahoma. He graduated from Carnegie High School in 1957. He graduated from Oklahoma Baptist University in 1961 with a degree in business/accounting. The following year he joined the Air Force and was stationed at Vandenberg Air Force base with the Missile Defense Command. He then went to Elmendorf AFB, in Anchorage, Alaska. He left the Air Force in 1967 as a Captain and came to Riverside where he began working for the CPA firm BR Sharp and Company. Later he jointly formed Ecker and Bigbie which was bought out by Ernst and Whinny (now Ernst and Young) where he was a partner. After three years he again formed his own CPA firm that later merged with Thomas Bigbie and Smith. He retired in 2001. While working he was active and served on the boards of Kiwanis, Estate Planning Council, Red Cross, and the Community Hospital Foundation. He is survived by his wife of 53 years Wanda Louise Bigbie; son Donald (Jennie); two grandchildren Wesley and Rylie, all of Riverside and Charles Bigbie of Auburn, Washington. He was preceded in death by his parents Eugene and Bertie Ellen Bigbie of Carnegie, Oklahoma; sister Jean Ellen Bigbie of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and many aunts and uncles and cousins. At his request no services will be held. He will be cremated and placed at Riverside National Cemetery. PRESTON AND SIMONS MORTUARY, Funeral Directors 951-683-7410
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Published in Press-Enterprise from June 5 to June 6, 2016
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