Biggerstaff, James Howard (2008)

Obituary of James Howard Biggerstaff ~ 2008

Transcribed by Joseph Cook

James Howard Biggerstaff, age 78 of Marion died Saturday August 23, 2008 at his residence.  A native of McDowell County, he was born on July 9, 1930 to the late George Worth Biggerstaff and Bertie Lawing Biggerstaff.  He worked as an Industrial Engineer for Clinchfield Manufacturing Co. and was also retired from the US Air Force having served during both the Korean and Viet Nam Wars.  All who knew Mr. Biggerstaff loved him.  His wife Dorothy Tingstrom Biggerstaff preceded him in death.

Mr. Biggerstaff leaves behind to cherish his memory three children: Jeffrey Biggerstaff and wife Meng Fong of Greenville, SC, Cynthia Biggerstaff and Michael Biggerstaff and wife Denice, both of Marion; six grandchildren: Jennifer Gresham, Stephanie, Hayley, Summer and Tori Biggerstaff.

A funeral service was held on Tuesday August 26, 2008 at 10:30 AM in Westmoreland Chapel with the US Air Force Chaplain and Rev. Terry Roach officiating.  The family received friends from 9:30-10:30 AM one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

Burial was at the Western Carolina State Veterans Cemetery in Black Mountain at 12:00 noon.  The US Air Force from Shaw Air Force Base in South Carolina conducted full military honors.  Westmoreland Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

An online register is available under OBITUARIES at

The News Bulletin of McDowell County, Wednesday August 27, 2008 Volume 14 # 34