Harold W. Biggs, 85, of Walnut Hill passed away Saturday, April 3, 2021 at Washington County Hospital in Nashville. Mr. Biggs had a strong work ethic and was a proud provider for, and protector of his family. He worked for the Illinois Centralia Railroad as a carman for 11 years, welding in the Centralia car shops. Harold then worked as a milkman for Schmale’s as an over the road truck driver, hauling grain and milk until his retirement. He was a faithful member of Cornerstone United Methodist Church in Centralia. Harold was an avid Chicago Cubs fan and always stayed true to his Cubbies. He loved to share stories while having conversations with friends at Corner Café and Project Bread. Harold enjoyed time fishing from the bank for his next big catch. His most precious times were spent with his grandchildren and he loved spoiling his great-grandsons, Wesley and Emmett. Harold will be deeply missed by his family and friends.
Irvin Macz Funeral Home in Centralia is privileged to be assisting the family of Harold Biggs with arrangements. A celebration of life service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, April 8, 2021 at the Irvin Macz Funeral Home in Centralia with Pastor R.C. Merten officiating. Interment will follow at Elmwood Cemetery in Centralia. A visitation time to offer condolences to the family will be held from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Wednesday, April 7, 2021 and an hour prior to the service on Thursday, April 8, 2021 at the Irvin Macz Funeral Home in Centralia, where those in attendance will be asked to wear a mask and the number of people in the funeral home at one time will be limited. Memorials may be made in Harold’s honor to Family’s Wishes that will go toward a trust for Harold’s great-grandsons. Online condolences and memories of Harold may be shared with the family by visiting www.maczfuneralhomes.com and/or on the funeral home’s Facebook page.
Survivors that will remember Harold’s amazing life include his beloved family, sons, Kevin Biggs of Iuka, Brad Biggs of Walnut Hill; daughters, Debbie (Michael) Malone of Kinmundy, and Diane (Dale) Krawiecki of Nashville; grandchildren, Santana Biggs, McKayla Deadmond (Corey), Justine Fletcher, Larry Evans (Amie), Brandie Meyer (Blake), Jesse Krawiecki (Kerri), and Jeni Krawiecki; great-grandchildren, Wesley, and Emmett; sister, Audrey Johnson of Breese; and daughters-in-law, Hope Mitcham, and Mary Knepp.
He was born on June 15, 1935 the son of William and Ola (Cooley) Biggs in Boulder. He married Wilma “Darlene” Greear in 1967 and she preceded him in death in 2000. Along with his wife Darlene Biggs, Harold was preceded in death by both his parents, William and Ola Biggs; brothers, Wayne Biggs, Clarence Biggs, James Biggs, Larry Biggs, and Charles Biggs; and son, Bryan Biggs.