Richard Walter Bigham, 70, a lifelong resident of Cleveland, went to be with his Heavenly Father in their eternal home on Wednesday morning, April 30, 2014.
He was born in Cleveland on May 15, 1943, a son of the late Walter and Helen Bigham.
He was a dedicated member of the Cleveland Cornerstone Church for many years. He and his wife, Susy, had recently retired from Precept Ministries in Chattanooga after more than 20 years of service.
He loved being outdoors and enjoying all of God’s wonderful creations, but most of all spent his life providing his wife, children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren with a selfless, unconditional love that will never be forgotten.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by one granddaughter, Ashley Bishop; and one brother, Bill Presswood.
He leaves behind to cherish his memory his loving and devoted wife of more than 51 years, Susy Johnson Bigham; daughter, Chanda Bigham Ingram; two sons, Barry Bigham and Scott Bigham; four grandchildren: Tanner Blake Bishop, Savannah Brook Bishop, Mollie Bigham and Courtney Castleberry; two great-grandchildren: Zander and Natalia; one sister, Connie Golden; numerous other extended family members, church family and a host of special friends.
A celebration of his life is planned for Saturday afternoon, May 3, 2014, at 3 p.m. in the chapel of Companion Funeral Home, 2419 Georgetown Road N.W., with the Rev. Herbert Conley officiating.
The family will receive friends on Saturday from 1 until the 3 p.m. service time at the funeral home.
You are encouraged to share a memory of Richard and/or your personal condolences with his family by visiting his memorial Web page and guestbook at www.companionfunerals.com.