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Obituary: J.D. Biggs, 66

Mr. Biggs was a member of an old line North Adair County family amd was a highly respected community leader. He was a 20 year member of the Adair County Ambulance Service board, and was serving as chairman of that group at the time of his death. He was a dedicated, 46 year employee of Taylor RECC, and a member of Trinity United Methodist Church

J. D. Biggs age 66 years of 147 Keltner Road Columbia, KY, passed away Monday, February 2, 2009, at 9:42am at Norton Audubon Hospital in Louisville, KY.

The funeral service is Thursday, February 5, 2009, at 11:00amCT, at Trinity United Methodist Church on Campbellsville Road/KY 55 North, Columbia, KY. Rev. Garry Jones will officiate. Burial will be in Mt. Carmel Cemetery. Visitation will be after 4:0pmCT on Wednesday, February 4, 2009 and after 6:00amCT on Thursday at Trinity United Methodist Church, 2418 Campbellsville Road, Columbia, KY.

He was born September 26, 1942, the son of the late Stanley and Eva Grant Biggs. He was preceded in death by one brother, David Owen Biggs, who died in 1969, while serving our country in Vietnam.

He is survived by his wife, Joyce Biggs, Columbia, KY, and the following:
  • Two daughters: Debra Biggs, Columbia, KY, and Carolyn Doss and her husband Brian, also of Columbia, KY

  • Two brothers: Roy Biggs, Columbia, KY,James Allen Biggs ofCampbellsville, KY

  • Three sisters: Rachel Cundiff of Campbellsville, KY; Sue Feese, Columbia, KY: and Ruth Herron of Georgetown, KY

  • Four grandchildren: Natalie Sneed, Brandi Powell, Jacob Dossand Adam Doss

  • And several nieces, nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.
He was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church.

He was a supervisor for Taylor County RECC where he had worked for 47 years. He earned deep respect of all who knew him for his dedication in that job, both for the routine high state of maintenance of the system, but also for performing so heroically when disasters struck and power needed to be restored.

He was chairman of the board of the Adair County Ambulance Board where he had served for 20 years. During his tenure, the EMS became a model of emergency response; he is given much credit for seeing that service was well-trained, well-paid, equipped to meet any emergency, and that it was always in sound financial condition.

Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home, 210 Greensburg ST, Columbia, KY, is in charge of arrangements.

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