Mr. Daniel David Bigsby

October 29, 1945February 6, 2014

BIGSBY, Daniel David, age 68, of Metamora, passed away Thursday, February 6, 2014 at University Hospital, Ann Arbor.

A service to celebrate of the lives of Dan and Gail Bigsby will be 3:00PM Saturday, May 17, 2014 at Hill Funeral Home, 11723 S. Saginaw St., Grand Blanc. The family will welcome friends 2:00PM Saturday at the funeral home and following the service a reception of food and laughter will continue. In lieu of flowers the family asks memorial donations be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital.

Daniel was born October 29, 1945 in Burton the son of the late Ray Charles and Sara Emily (Gould) Bigsby. He married Gail Karin Schulze on December 18, 1965 in Flint and she passed away May 9, 2014. Daniel was a graduate of Wayne State University where he earned his Juris Doctorate and practiced law in his private firm in Burton. In his spare time, Daniel rode his Harley motorcycle and loved spending time on the pontoon with his wife, Gail. Daniel was a fun loving man who enjoyed the simple things in life. He was a prankster, who could hold his own with the best of them.

Surviving are his daughter, Dr. Sarah Lee and husband, Dr. Kevin Lee of Metamora; granddaughter, Addison Lee; three brothers, Tim Bigsby and wife, Theresa of Florida, Richard Bigsby and wife, Bette of Burton, Philip Bigsby and wife, Debbie of Flint Twp.; and several nieces and nephews. The family extends many thanks to all the good friends and family for their unconditional love and support. Online condolences may be shared at


  • Celebration of life Saturday, May 17, 2014
  • Visitation Saturday, May 17, 2014

Mr. Daniel David Bigsby

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Jackie Swedorski

March 13, 2014

To Dan's family. I just heard today of Dan's passing. My heartfelt condolences go out to all of you. I had many dealings with Dan as I was a claim representative and settled many claims with him. He always had a joke or two to tell. He used to fax me jokes on Fridays. I loved working with Dan, he always brightened my day. He will be missed.

Dave Brandt

February 21, 2014

Gail, Sarah and family,
I am so sorry to learn of your loss. Dan was a very funny guy and am fortunate to have known him. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.

David Crowley

February 17, 2014

My sincere Heart Felt Condolences Go Out To Gail, Sarah And The Entire Bigsby Family...
Learning of Dan's Passing Saddened Me Deeply...

I first met Dan and Gail as neighbors when they moved to Hadley in the mid 70's. I took a liking to Dan right off. It was hard not to.
Not long after that I needed Dan's services as a lawyer. That is when I learned what a kind, compassionate and caring man he was. Not to mention how skilled and talented he was at his craft.
I have to echo the condolences of others who wrote before me.
Dan was a wonderful man with a quick wit and a great since of humor. I cant remember having a conversation with Dan that didn't begin or end with a joke. Over the years we talked from time to time. I would Usually call him when I needed advice about something or another. If he wasn't available at the time, he would always get back to me in short order. Always with a answer or sound advice. Our conversations would sometimes end with one of his timeless jokes,, and always with a smile on my face...
Dan will surely be missed on earth ~ But ~ They Are Smiling In Heaven!!!
Again,, Condolences to Gale and Family with Love & Prayers...

Kristy Thomas

February 16, 2014

"So sorry for your great loss".. Dan was a great friend and we are both shocked by his passing. We have so many great memories that will be treasured forever!

February 16, 2014

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

Jami Millon

February 14, 2014

Gail and family, may you find comfort in the words of friends and strength in the arms of family. From your Red Cross days, I know he was a great man and a joy in your life. Thinking of you all at this time.

February 14, 2014

Gail and family,
My condolences on your thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Lora Good, former Red Cross coworker

Larry Day

February 12, 2014

Dan was my friend and mentor for more than 30 years. We practiced law together in Burton during the 80's and 90's. I NEVER MET A NICER OR BETTER PERSON IN MY ENTIRE LIFE.

Bill & Donna Shurkey

February 11, 2014

Dear Gail, Sarah, Kevin, and Addison -
We are so saddened by the passing of Dan - so many great memories of all of you on Lake Lapeer. We'll always remember him calling us to the pontoon with his bicycle bell. What a fun and generous guy! He made every day brighter for everyone he came in contact with. What a super blessing to have known him. Great, great picture of Dan.

February 11, 2014

I echo the comments already given by fellow lawyers Duncan MacDonald and John Streby. I will miss one of the lawyers with whom I was admitted to practice on the same day. Condolences to the family.

Jim Trembley