Joseph Bigham, 91, of
Harold had a servant's heart throughout his life, continuously striving to follow the promptings of the Holy Spirit, always placing others' needs ahead of his own.
He judged not, never ceasing to display the Christian characteristics to which we all are called by God. Harold's warm smile and cheer were his trademark attributes among the many friends he left behind at Willow Park Retirement Residence. They were the same loving attributes to which his family and friends had grown accustomed over the many years of his life.
Harold was a World War II veteran and an
active member of
Harold loved his St. Louis Cardinals on summer nights and the many friendships he built with members of the Franklin Lanes Seniors Bowling League on Mondays.
Harold was preceded in death by parents, William F. and Anna (Orth) Bigham, wives Haroldine (Jones) (25 years) and Stella (Behagg) (26 years), brother William L. Bigham, sister Kathryn Whaley, niece, Kay Ann Bigham and brother-in-law, William Boedeker.
He is survived by a sister, Mary Boedeker of Oakland City; daughters Linda Stockman (Jay) of Evansville and Peggy Brooks of San Marcos, California; grandson, Brandon Harper of Evansville; granddaughters, Tia Manrique of Mentone, Calif., and Alana Brooks of Escondido, Calif.; nieces, Joanne Radigan of Princeton, Ind., Susie Thorne of Winslow, Ind., Linda Patterson of Henderson, Ky., Becky Fink and Brenda Stanfell, both of Evansville; nephews Joe Wright of Evansville, Jeff Whaley of Toledo, Ohio, and Harold Jones, Charles Bledsoe, Ronny Bledsoe and Dudley Bledsoe, all of Evansville; sister-in-law, Pearl Wright of Evansville; great-granddaughters, Makayla Brooks of Escondido, Calif., and Daphne Manrique of Mentone, Calif.; great-grandson. Kyle Romero of Mentone; and several cousins.
A funeral service 1 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 21, 2010, at Titzer Family Funeral Home, Meyer Chapel, 100 E. Columbia St., Evansville, (812) 424-9288, with Rev. David Schwamback officiating, burial following in Memorial Park Cemetery, with military rites. Visitation Wednesday and to services Thursday at the funeral home.