James Richard Biggs, 86, of Stuart, Va., died on Monday, May 6, 2019, at his home.

He was born on January 28, 1933 in Patrick County, Va. to the late Sarah Greenwood Biggs and John Wesley Biggs. He is preceded in death by his wife, Mabel Light Biggs; three brothers, Garland Wayne Biggs, Herbert Biggs, Junior Henry Biggs; one sister, Easter Myrtle Biggs; one daughter, Henrietta Biggs and one step-son, Donald Clay Light.

Surviving are two sons, Kenneth Ellis Biggs (Linda) of Critz, Va., Richard Edward Biggs of Walnut Cove, N.C.; three step-sons, Billy Hopkins Light of Collinsville, Va., David Raymond Light of Stuart, Va., Francis Allen Williams of Texas; four Sisters, Catherine Biggs Harris, Dorothy Pauline Biggs Martin of Patrick Springs, Va., , Brenda Faye Biggs Pack of Stuart, Va., Mary Magdalene Biggs Lewis of Fitzgerald, Ga.; one step-daughter, Betty Light Martin (Bobby) of Lawsonville, N.C.; one brother, Bobby C. Biggs of Georgia and seven grandchildren and thirteen great-grandchildren.

He attended Stuart Presbyterian Church and served in the United States Army and was a machine operator until his retirement at United Elastic in Stuart. He loved his home in the country where he couldn’t wait to mow his yard with his nice lawnmower and love to laugh with his family and friends.

A funeral will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 11, 2019 at Norris Funeral Services in Stuart with Reverend Danny Redman officiating. Burial will follow at Patrick Memorial Gardens in Stuart, with military rites by Patrick County Veterans Memorial Honor Guard.

The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service from 1 to 2 p.m. at Norris Funeral Services Chapel.

Memorials may be made to Stuart Presbyterian Church P.O. Box 944 Stuart, Va. 24171

Norris Funeral Services, Inc. and Crematory of Stuart, Va. is serving the Biggs family.