John Lewis Bigler Jr.
September 18, 1923 – July 28, 2018
John Lewis Bigler Jr., passed away at age 94 on Saturday July 28, at his home in Arlington, Texas. John served as a Master Technical Sergeant in the Marine Corps during World War II from 1941-1945 and was stationed in Guadalcanal. He opened Forest Hill cleaners in 1953 and was owner and operator until he retired in 2009 at the age of 85. John served as District Governor for Lions Club Intl., District 2E, was the founder of Forest Hill Lions Club, Past Exalted Ruler Fort Worth Elks Club, a 58 Year Member of Masonic Lodge 925, Caliph of the Bedouins unit of Moslah Temple Shriners, and was a Melvin Jones Fellow. He was preceded in death by his wife, Marion, and sons, John Bigler III and Sam Bigler. John is survived by his daughter, Cindy Halsey and spouse Jim; grandchildren, Amy (Chris) Rossing, Adam Halsey, Shannon (Curtis) Rollins, and Jaclyn Bigler. A private memorial service will be held at Shannon Rose Hill in Fort Worth.
John Lewis Bigler Jr.
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July 31, 2018
To the family of PDG John Bigler - The Texas Lions District 2-E2 were saddened to hear of the passing of Lion John. He faithfully served as a Lion for many years in many capacities. He helped and served many people less fortunate than himself. Please accept our deepest sympathies. Rest in Peace Lion John.
Texas Lions District 2-E2
July 30, 2018
I have way too many memories about my Uncle John to write about just 1. My dad was Aunt Marion's brother and our families spent a lot of time together on our summer vacations to Texas. From getting sodas from the "outhouse" on Rodeo to capturing horny toads from the garden and taking them back to Iowa in a cooler. Sam wrapping the front bumper of our station wagon around a fence post at Dr. Brooks' house - of course we took the car without permission while our parents were off having a beer and raw oysters down off University to swimming at Glen Garden CC. My kids used to feed the ducks in the pond behind their house and Aunt Marion always had vanilla wafers for my daughter Katie. I really miss my Aunt Marion and Uncle John, they were really good people and would do anything for anyone. I'm sorry Cindy, Amy, Shannon, Adam and Jaclyn for your loss, my heart is also broke. Nancy Farnsworth Dunlap