John Robert Bigham
September 4, 1942 – June 4, 2019
John Robert Bigham, 76, of China Spring, entered Heaven’s gates on Tuesday, June 4, 2019 in Waco. Funeral service will be 11:00 AM, Saturday, June 8, 2019 at Connally/Compton Funeral Directors with Pastor Larry Krueger officiating. Interment will follow in Oakwood Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Friday, June 7th at the funeral home.
Mr. Bigham was born on September 4, 1942 in Milford, Texas to Robert Edward and Beatrice (Yates) Bigham. He married Martha Johnson on May 6, 1961 in Waco and they celebrated over 58 wonderful years together. Mr. Bigham was an avid hunter and Bass fisherman. He loved spending time with his family; especially his grandchildren. Mr. Bigham owned and operated John Bigham Construction for over 30 years and retired in 1999. He was a member of St Paul Lutheran Church and served his country in the United States Marines. Preceding him in death were his parents, son; John Robert Bigham, Jr., sisters; Ellner Alsup and Dorris Boatman, brother; Billy Bigham and son-in-law; Philip Jackson.
Survivors include his wife; Martha Bigham of China Spring, daughter; Cathy Jackson and Phillip Mefford of China Spring, grandchildren; John William Kitch, II and his wife, Sarah Beth, Matilda Kay Jackson and her fiancé, Logan Frederick and Tiffany Lynn Kitch and Jose Acostavalle, great granddaughter; Cecilia Joy Kitch; special family friend, John Kitch, numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends and beloved pet, Prissy.
- Mr. Bigham was preceded in death by his parents; Robert Edward and Beatrice (Yates) Bigham, son; John Robert Bigham, Jr., sisters; Ellner Alsup and Dorris Boatman, brother; Billy Bigham and son-in-law; Philip Jackson. Survivors include his wife; Martha Bigham of China Spring, daughter; Cathy Jackson and Phillip Mefford of China Spring, grandchildren; John William Kitch, II and his wife, Sarah Beth, Matilda Kay Jackson and her fiancé, Logan Frederick and Tiffany Lynn Kitch and Jose Acostavalle, great granddaughter; Cecilia Joy Kitch; special family friend, John Kitch, and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends.
- John Kitch
- Calvin Johnson
- Logan Frederick
- Billy Nading
- Larry Raborn
- Chris Williams
- Visitation Friday, June 7, 2019
- Funeral Service Saturday, June 8, 2019
John Robert Bigham
June 7, 2019
I'm sad to learn of the passing of Johnny Bigham. What a great guy he was. Johnny gave me oen of my first jobs, helping him one summer doing roofing. He hired about half the kids in the neighborhood; not that we were really much help, he just had too big of a heart to say no to anyone. He probably lost money that summer, with us teenagers tripping over each other.
As much as we hate to see him go, Johnny is with little John, in a place where there is no more pain or heart ache. For tht we can all rejoice.
Martha and Cathy, I'm so sorry. Remember the good times and we WILL see Johnny again!
June 7, 2019
I don't even know where to begin. I can not recall a part of my married life that Uncle Johnny and Aunt Martha have not been there. Over the years, we have spent many hours together. We have laughed, cried, and every emotion in between. I am forever grateful for those memories. I will never see a Diet Coke that I don't think of Uncle Johnny--the company's sales will probably decrease dramatically. He was a man's man and a gentleman to the ladies. You can tell a lot about a man by how he loves his wife, children, and grandchildren and oh how he loved them. My husband and I were Blessed to have he and Aunt Martha agree to be our son's God Parents and the icing on the cake was they were also our Aunt and Uncle. My thoughts are prayers are with Aunt Martha, Cathy, Tiffany, and John. Thank you all for sharing such a wonderful man with us all. May God wrap you in his arms and provide you with comfort. RIP Uncle Johnny until we meet up again!
All our love,
Robbie, Debbie, and Bo
June 6, 2019
I am so sorry for your loss. Prayers are being sent to you and your family during this time of need.
June 6, 2019
Martha and family, we will miss John at the Sunday morning bible study. We are so sad to hear of his passing, but we know he had a good life with you and your family. May God give you peace. You will be in our prayers.
June 5, 2019
I am so sorry for your loss. He was such a sweet, caring man. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
Robin and Sam