John Malcolm "Johnny" Biggs

February 24, 1938 - August 13, 2009

John Malcolm “Johnny” Biggs was born February 24, 1938 in Muphy, Texas and went to meet his Lord on August 13, 2009 in San Antonio, Texas. Johnny graduated from Boyd High School in McKinney, Texas and proudly served in the United States Navy for four years. He worked for Texas Power & Light before joining AT&T in 1965. Johnny retired from AT&T in 1989 and went to work for World Com where he retired a second time in 2000. He enjoyed retirement from January 2000 until the present. Johnny’s greatest joy during retirement was traveling with his wife, Flora, and their friends, Lou and Linda Koch. His second greatest joy was volunteering at the Canyon Lake Chamber of Commerce. John’s favorite song was Battle Hymn of the Republic. He also loved the Dallas Cowboys, the San Antonio Spurs and especially games of chance. He is survived by his wife of forty-two years, Flora W. Biggs of Canyon Lake, Texas; son, Bryan Keith Biggs of Wylie, Texas; brothers, Dan Franklin Biggs and his wife, Joan of Marble Falls, Texas, Mickey Glenn Biggs and his wife, Michele of Frisco, Texas; and Jerry Dale Biggs and his wife, Judy of Klondyke, Texas; sisters, Glenna Mae Sonneberg and her husband, Jim of Waxahachie, Texas and Martha Ann McGuire and Gaylan of Hughes Springs, Texas; and a host of nieces, nephews, and other loving family members and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, William Wayne (Bill) and Hazel Faye Biggs, and brothers, Jimmy Earl Biggs and Billy Bob Biggs. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Monday, August 17, 2009, at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Chapel in Allen, Texas with Pastor Mark Simpson officiating. Interment will follow at Ridgeview Memorial Park in Allen, Texas. The family will receive friends during a visitation from 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

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Johnny: I am so sorry I didn't know about your death until now. You were a wonderful person and I know you are with The Lord. We will all meet in Heaven eventually but meanwhile you will be missed by all your classmates. Dorothy Dorothy Hildebrand, September 23, 2009 This is to give God's Speed to My Wonderful Husband John Biggs. He was a good, kind, easygoing gentle and generious husband and God blessed me with 42 wonderful years with John. I only hope that I am able to live up to all the things he taught me on how to live. He taught by actions. I will always miss him in the deepest part of my soul. I loved you so much John. Wait for me at Heaven's Gate I will be there as soon as God is willing. Flora Biggs, September 12, 2009 Flo, our prayers are with you. John was my boss while at AT&T and always had a way of bringing a smile to everyone around him. It's hard to believe he is gone especially since we were just spending time together at the Branson Reunion. He will be missed tremendously! Terry Paz, September 6, 2009 "Biggs" was my boss while at WorldCom. He was a great mentor and boss. I always enjoyed when he came to town and we all met at the West Office (Hooters near Beltline and the Dallas Tollway) for wings. My prayers are for John and family. Dallas Vibbert, August 24, 2009 John and I worked together in KC. I was saddened to hear about John's sudden passing. God bless you Flo. The Lord will give you peace and comfort. Dusty Gustin, August 23, 2009 Flo, You and Johnny have been a huge part of our life every since we met in Kansas City. Jack and I consider ourselves very lucky to have played even a small part in your lives. The times spent traveling, walking the beach, floating, playing games and sharing time with family and friends can never be replaced. We will never think of you without thinking of Johnny. He will live in our hearts and memories forever. Thank you for all the good times and we will be available to you whenever you need us. We only hope in time the pain will ease and the memories will give you peace in knowing he is no longer in pain. All our love, Carol and Jack Carol Lorraine Southerland, August 23, 2009 Flora, I'm so sorry for your loss. I know Johnny was very special and you'll were enjoying your retirement. Everyone that we worked with still have a special place in my heart. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. John Hozdulick, August 23, 2009 I remember Johnnie as a lankly Texan. What more could you want? Sorry Flo. Roland Gene Olds, August 23, 2009 Dear Flo and family, I only met Johnny for the first time at a private line dinner Tom was invited to. He was so nice and friendly. My deepest sympathy goes out to you and your family. It's hard to believe it's been 7 years since I lost Tom and 6mo. prior to that I lost Dad. Sincerely yours, Elaine Pollock Adkisson Elaine Pollock Adkisson, August 23, 2009 I feel so fortunate to have known John and had the pleasure of his company while he volunteered at the Canyon Lake Chamber. John's generous giving of many hours to the Chamber, along with the other special volunteers there, were an eye-opener to me and my husband, Terry. What a special group of giving and talented people! John made us all laugh every time we saw him. If you asked him how he was, he would say, "If I was any better I coudn't stand it," and if addressed as 'Mr.' he replied "I'm not Mr. Biggs; that's my daddy. Just call me John." John provided a ton of administrative support to me, assisted many Chamber members, and has had a great impact on my own motivation to work as hard as he did for the Chamber. Terry really enjoyed their friendship and felt a genuine respect from John from the minute they met; this was John. I truly adored him. Flo, thank you for sharing him with us. We are both deeply saddened by this sudden loss, beyond words. We loved him. Bonnie & Terry Hopper, August 22, 2009 Flo, John was a very special person and probably one of the great supporters of the state of Texas! I loved to kid him about leaving Texas, but as he said, "Once I return, I'll never leave!" Please know that our thoughts are for you! Rex and Sue Terry, August 22, 2009 Sorry to hear about John's passing. I worked closely with Dan and off and on with Flo, so John and I did cross paths from time to time. It's hard to know what to say on these occasions, but we just have to enjoy the time we have with our spouses and friends and trust that they are now feeling great in their new Home. Jack Kiest, August 22, 2009 Lots of change in the company/system from when we started. Fond memories of times past. Rod Rod Schrivener, August 22, 2009 Such a terrible loss of a wonderful friend and coworker at AT&T. John was truly a gentleman and professional in all he undertook. His pleasant outlook on life and his friendship with everyone always brightened my day. I never heard John say anything negative about anyone. He was one in a million! Roy & Judene Juch, August 22, 2009 I am so sorry that I have just now found out that Johnny had left this home for his heavenly home. Growning up I spent a lot of time at his home visiting Martha and his precious Mother. All of us girls drove him crazy with the loud noisy and craziness. I pray for all of you to be comforted at the time through your faith in God. I know he will be greatly missed. Sandra Hall Godwin, August 20, 2009 Flo, Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Although I worked for John for a short period of time, he was by far the most easy-going, understanding and supportive boss I've ever seen. I had the good fortune of Mr. Biggs introducing me to "wangs". Will never forget his sense of humor and support. God be with you! Leonard Trevino, August 18, 2009 We all felt the same way about John. He was so dear and giving. We will miss him at Gruene Hall; I know he loved goeing to hear Bret. Please know that Cindy & Bret send their sympathy too. He will be missed by so many but I know he will be looking down on us here at the Chamber to make sure we don't screw up all his work. Flo, we are here for you whenever you need us. We love you and will always be grateful that John was a part of our lives too and that we had the good fortune of being his friend. Terry & Jimmy Terry & Jimmy Cappetta & Lucchesi, August 18, 2009 For God so loved the world...... and he gave us John. Wow, what a guy. I worked with him from before the company he was with merged with us in 1995. Because of our background at AT&T, i suppose we each saw eye to eye from that moment. We worked together till he told me he was to retire one more time in 2000. I saw him a couple of times in his retirement. Then after I was laid off and started my own business and got back aquainted with John when I joined the Chamber at CL. He was a great guy to be around and had his serious side and a real light side. Always glad to see you. It will be with pleasure when I go to meet with him and all of my friends in the Kingdom Above. Till we meet again old friend. Guy W Anderson, August 17, 2009 A good man and a good friend. I will miss him. Wilfred (Bill) Hunt Rilat, August 17, 2009 I will always remember the wonderful times with John, playing softball, coaching girls softball, car pooling to work from Spring Texas to Houston. Watching his Dallas Cowboys play football and enjoying his favorate beer Coors (banquet). John tried to teach me how to do the two step for he enjoyed going to the local dance halls on the weekends, I really tried to do it just never got it. I will never forget those days in Houston (1974-1979). You will be greatly missed. Jim Griffith, August 17, 2009 We will really miss John and his consistent smile at the Chamber and neighborhood functions. We wiss you all the best, Flo. Clint & Linda Epley, August 17, 2009 I worked with John at WorldCom, but having grown up and worked in the Bell system, his stories of the "old days" at AT&T was always a wonderful topic of conversation. John was always such a pleasure to work with-- hard working, fair and always with such integrity. To John's family: You have my sincere sympathy for your loss. I pray you find comfort and strength with the Lord during this time of sadness. Brenda Cook Boyers, August 17, 2009 Flo, Johnny was so very special, and we will miss him tremendously, but he will always have a special place in our hearts. May your memories of him warm your heart and spirit during this difficult time. Jay and Bonnie Hetherington, August 17, 2009 Lots of Memories!! Brenda Dungan, August 17, 2009 It has been a pleasure to know a real gentleman. We will miss you, Johnny. Flo, We love you and will be there for you. John & Jolene Oyer, August 16, 2009 We are deeply saddened by John's death. We had the privilege of working with John at the Canyon Lake Chamber of Commerce. John was the epitome of service to others, and gave the Lake community countless hours of his time. John always had time to talk about sports, never wanting to miss a Cowboys or Spurs game. He had a great sense of humor and a great appetite to live life to the fullest. Canyon Lake has lost a great man, and he will be missed dearly. Jim & Angela Trevino, August 16, 2009 When I first moved into Triple Peaks Subdivision at Canyon Lake, Johnny made me feel completely welcomed-including my dogs! I will miss all his help at the Chamber and working with him on the Home Owner's association. He was a very kind man. Flo-I feel so sorry. Karen Sue Konze, August 16, 2009 My heart goes out to all of you. Johnny was a good man and he loved his family. May God comfort all of you in this trying time. God bless you Flo. Betty Cook, August 16, 2009 John was such a wonderful friend and partner at the Canyon Lake Chamber of Commerce. He was a willing volunteer for the many activities and always did more than his share of duties. We had the privilege of knowing him and Flo for many years and he was loved by all who knew him. We send our deepest sympathy to all the family and our love to Flo. John was a great man and will be missed by all who knew him. Betty and Lou Howie Lou and Betty Howie, August 15, 2009 This world has lost a good man. Even as a child, he was an outstanding person. So kind, and friendly. He will be greatly missed. See you at the East Gate, Johnny! Norma Dillard Baxley, August 15, 2009 John was a wonderful friend and partner for all the activities we held at the Canyon Lake Chamber of Commerce. He was loved by all who knew him and he will be missed as he was such a willing volunteer. His good nature and humor made our days so pleasant. We send our deepest sympathy to Flo and to all his family. We are so fortunate to have the privilege of knowing him and Flo and send our love to her. Betty and Lou Howie Lou and Betty Howie, August 15, 2009 My husband and I wish to send love and prayers to Flo and her family at this time. I volunteer at the library with Flo and often enjoy her and her beautiful art. Fran Friday, August 15, 2009 Oh Flo, we are so sorry for your loss. We pray that God will give you strength to bear your sorrow and comfort in your faith. Please call on us for anything you may need. LOVE, Barbara and Bud Oakes, Canyon Lake, Texas Barbara & Bud Oakes, August 15, 2009 It was always a pleasure to see Johnny pick up Flo at the library in Canyon Lake. I worked with Flo at the library and enjoyed spending time with her telling about her and Johnny's adventures traveling. Flo, we are very sorry to hear about Johnny. Verlene Verlene and Dub (Beckwith) Janowski, August 15, 2009 We lived neighbors to John and Flo at Canyon Lake for years.We love those two very much. John was a very nice good guy,and will be misses. FRANK AND JANE FRANK AND JANE RILEY, August 15, 2009 Dear Sweet Flo, Please know you and yours are in my thoughts and prayers! In Christ, ---Sandy Sandra Anna-John, August 15, 2009 I loved working with John as a volunteer at the Chamber of Commerce. He will be missed greatly. Susan E Johnson, August 14, 2009 He was such a fun loving guy, and I loved being around him. He had a lot of life wisdom. I love all of his family like they were part of mine. I loved all the times at the 1879. God Bless you Flo, Glenna, Jill, Martha & Mindy and all the rest of the family. My heart is aching for all of you. Love, Keri McCoy Kempner, TX Keri McLane McCoy, August 14, 2009