A writer once said fishing is a condition of the mind wherein one cannot have a bad time. That is how William “Billy” Forrest Biggs, Sr. lived his life. He spent his life making sure everyone around him felt the same way.
He loved Boats, Buffet, Busch, and Nascar racing. Born in Pensacola, Florida on August 8, 1956 he graduated from Gulf Breeze High School. Shortly after graduation he wed his high school sweetheart and the love of his life, Denise. Billy joined Utility Service Co., he and Denise grew their family with their son William Forrest Biggs Jr., and their daughter Chelsie Biggs O’Leary. He died at home surrounded by family on Wednesday, February 21, 2018.
Billy had a great smile, was in good humor all the time and was a very go- with- the- flow kind of guy. He loved his family and friends without judgment. He never had a bad word to say about anyone. Everything was Fine & Dandy if he had anything to say about it.
You could find him on a boat or on the ball field coaching boys and girls baseball and softball. He spent his time nurturing his Myer lemon trees and elephant ear plants in the backyard and he had a healthy turtle population. He was often making crafts for Denise and making his famous “fish log”.
He is preceded in death by his parents William Parmelee Biggs and Peggy Joy Smith Biggs, his brother-in-law Ed Myers, and his niece Ashley Solice.
He leaves here to keep fishing, his wife Denise Marie Biggs, his daughter Chelsie Biggs O’Leary, her husband Matthew James O’Leary and his pride and joy his Grandson Rowan James O’Leary. He also leaves his son William Forrest Biggs Jr., his wife Stephanie Biggs and their son Patrick. He leaves two sisters Sharon Biggs Mosley and her husband Al, her daughter Brittany Ortega and son, Kyle Mosley as well as Janet Biggs Myers, and her daughters Kristin Myers-Watts and Amanda Myers and seven great nieces and nephews.
As special thank you goes out to Janet Biggs Myers and her daughter Kristin Myers-Watts for all their endless support. Also, to hospice nurses Amanda D, Amanda V and Mindi a special debt of gratitude, and the entire Utility Service Co. family.
Until we meet again Billy Biggs, Keep Cadillacing On and so will we!
The memorial service will be held at 1:00 PM, Friday, March 2, 2018 at Rose Lawn Funeral Home in Gulf Breeze. Visitation with the family will begin one hour prior to service. After the service there will be a celebration of life at Shoreline South at 4:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in memory of Billy to Covenant Hospice. As his last request he would like everyone who attends to wear Jimmy Buffett style casual wear.
Arrangements entrusted to Rose Lawn Funeral Home & Cemetery. You may offer condolences and sign the guestbook at www.roselawn-fh.com
"What moves through us is a silence, a quiet sadness, a longing for one more day, one more word, one more touch. We may not understand why you left this earth so soon, or why you left before we were ready to say good-bye, but little by little, we begin to remember not just that you died, but that you lived. And that your life gave us memories too beautiful to forget"
May the void that is left in your lives & hearts from Billy’s passsing be filled with smiles, beautiful memories & the legacy of his love for family & friends that he instilled in each and everyone. You will be sincerely missed by all. It was a pleasure to have had the opportunity to have known you.
Jimmy & Dawn O’Leary
Dawn & Jimmy O’LearyCleveland, TX
To the Family of William Forrest Biggs Sr.,
So sorry to learn about the loss of your Dear Loved One, William. Please know that so many people share your grief with you to help you through this difficult time of sorrow. Please accept my deepest condolences as we await the time when Christ Jesus will awaken all those who have fallen asleep in death; including your Beloved, William.
J. Moore/Volunteer, FL