Cecil Edwin Biggerstaff

July 2, 1925 - May 4, 2007

Mr. Cecil Edwin Biggerstaff, age 81, of Harlingen, TX, passed away May 4, 2007, in Dallas, TX. He was born July 2, 1925, in Canton, TX, to Cecil and Estella (Martin) Biggerstaff. On March 23, 1951, he married Margery Demic in Harlingen. He served his country in the US Navy during World War II, and was honorably discharged in 1946. He received his bachelor’s degree from Austin College and graduated from East Texas State University with a masters degree in math. He retired from Harlingen ISD after thirty-eight years where he last served as principal of Harlingen high school. He received a number of educational honors. He was a member and deacon of 8th and Harrison Church of Christ In Harlingen, TX. He is survived by his wife, Margery; children, Brice Biggerstaff and his wife Carolyn of Clear Lake, TX and Craig Biggerstaff and his wife Mary of Red Oak, TX.: grandchildren, Sarah, Caitlin, and Luke Biggerstaff of Clear Lake TX, Crystal Kirby and her husband Brian of Red Oak, TX, Michelle Jordan and her husband Kevin of Waxahachie, TX, Carolyn Fox and her husband Jeremy of Saginaw, TX, and Travis Bilbrey of Red Oak, TX; great-grandchildren, Beau, Jentri, Madison Kirby, Jordan, Cameron and Kaleb Fox, and Hallie and Hunter Jordan; sister-in-law, Nola Sue Cole and husband Ben; brother-in-law, David Demic and his wife Virginia; and a host of other family and friends. Preceding him in death were his parents. A graveside service with military honors will be held at 1:30 PM, Tuesday, May 8, 2007, at DFW National Cemetery, Dallas, TX, with Robert K. Oglesby officiating. Family and friends are invited to the funeral home at their convenience on Monday to pay their respects and to sign the register book. A memorial service will be held at a later date in Harlingen.

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Mrs. Bggerstaff and Brice, My sympathies to you in the loss of Mr. Biggerstaff. I can always remember him being at some school function. My Dad always talked about what a good school man he was. Dad died a year ago, he is buried in the National Cemetary too. Again, I am very sorry for your loss.. Scott Moss, May 22, 2007 My condolences go out to the Biggerstaff Family. Mr. Biggerstaff was my Harlingen High School Principle. May God Bless his Family during this most difficult time. You are in my Prayers. 1984 Graduate Sylvia F.- FTW, TX sylvia flores, May 15, 2007 My prayers are with you and your family.Know its been a long time since I have seen you. Did see Craig at last school reunion.I keep in touch with valley by reading paper online. But if there's anything I can do let me know...Sandra Sandra Lea Munselle( Leggett), May 14, 2007 We have very fond memories of Cecil while he was with the Harlingen School District. Our condolences to the family. Monica E. Monk, May 14, 2007 39 years of working with Cecil and Marjori in the HISC leaves me with many fond memories. Cecil was a great friend always. Eileen B Norman, May 14, 2007 To the whole Biggerstaff family... I would like to offer my sincerest condolences. Yourloved one was a special man who was a good example in the church, the schools, and wherever he went. I am saddened for your loss. God bless you today and always with your loving memories of him. Sammye Farris, May 14, 2007 Cecil was always smiling and caring for Margery. It was always a treat to be with them while we were visiting in Colorado with Nola and Ben.Our hearts and prayers are with you Margery. Bill and Anne Ables, May 7, 2007 MAY THE LOVE OF FAMILY AND FRIENDS COMFORT YOU DURING THIS TIME OF SORROW. WE HOPE THE MEMORIES OF YOUR LOVED ONE WILL HELP YOU THROUGH THIS TIME OF SORROW. WHILE THERE IS NOTHING WE CAN SAY THAT WOULD EASE YOUR LOSS, WE WANTED YOU TO KNOW THAT WE ARE THINIKG OF YOU. WITH OUR DEEPEST LOVE AND SYMPATHY. ALWAYS, SCOTT, LINDA, AND HEATHER WINTER LINDA KAY WINTER, May 7, 2007 Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Durwood & Louise Pickle, May 7, 2007 I'm going to miss my "on-line" buddy, Cecil -- We did not see him that often, but we certainly enjoyed the visits we had with him. Joyce Lockhart, May 6, 2007 With the passage of time, "Mr. Biggerstaff" became Cecil to me, and the educator became a family friend. I saw Cecil a few weeks ago at Presbyterian Hospital, and even under those difficult circumstances, he was, as always, positive and courteous. We will all miss him very much. Carol Jean Carol Jean Whatley, May 6, 2007 Edwin was a year ahead of me in school. He was a good student and was well liked. May god bless you during this time of grief. Helen Nash Hensley, May 6, 2007 Edwin and I were friends and schoolmates in Tom Bean elementary and high school. Margery, I send my condolences to you and your family. Dorothy Gene Sprinkle, May 6, 2007