Raymond Winston Biggar
November 11, 1931 – September 2, 2019
Raymond Winston Biggar was born on Nov. 11, 1931, in Shelbyville, TX, to Marvin J. Biggar and Nellie Mae Pritchard.
He grew up in Center, TX, and The Heights, Houston. At age 17 Raymond joined the Marine Corps and served his country honorably. During his service he served all over the world including combat tours in Korea and Vietnam. He retired after 24 years, moved his family to Houston, and had a career in carpentry. On the weekends family and friends often gathered at the lake house in Livingston, TX, barbecuing, frying the fish caught from the lake, and playing dominos and poker.
He enjoyed fishing, playing games, family road trips, and gambling at “the boats”. After moving into Village on the Park retirement community in 2012 he led the weekly poker games and enjoyed playing other card games with his neighbors.
Raymond passed away on September 2, 2019, at home resting comfortably in his recliner.
He is preceded in death by his father and mother, sister, Billie Marie Lawson, brothers Allen “Bo” Biggar, Willie Biggar, and Hubert Earl Biggar.
He is survived by his brother, Joe Biggar, of Center, TX; children, Audrey McPhail (John) of Huntsville, TX; son, Dr. Raymond W. Biggar, Jr. (Paige) of Lafayette, LA; and daughter, Teresa Biggar (Jeff Nash) of Houston; three grandchildren, Rebecca Biggar, Nolan Nash, and Alaina McPhail; former wife Oratai Schwartz (Sid), other cousins, nieces and nephews, and many, many friends. Visitation will be held on Thursday, September 12th, 2019 at 9:00 am with a Funeral Service to follow at 10:00 am at Memorial Oaks Funeral Home, 13001 Katy Freeway, Houston, TX 77079. Interment to follow immediately after services at Houston National Cemetery, 10410 Veterans Memorial Dr, Houston, TX 77038
In lieu of flowers please make donations to your local VFW.
- Visitation Thursday, September 12, 2019
- Funeral Service Thursday, September 12, 2019
- Committal Service Thursday, September 12, 2019
Raymond Winston Biggar
September 12, 2019
My oldest memory of Raymond and family was going to Livingston with my parents Floyd and Virginia Carraway, to visit, fish, and we spent the night! I was about 10 or so, maybe 1974ish. The kids put tents in the yard and Theresa and I shared a tent. I loved that visit; I felt so welcome and comfortable.
In more recent years I would see everybody at Splendora Easter. Raymond and I would always talk about diabetes! I enjoyed those conversations and I think he did too! He was a very special and kind man with a high heart. He will be missed.