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Bigham, Richard D.

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October 25, 1937 - February 22, 2018

Bigham, Richard D.

Richard D. Bigham, born October 25, 1937 to Othel & Marjorie Bigham, passed away February 22, 2018 in Garland at the age of 80 years.  Richard was a Navy Veteran, serving our country from 1957-1960.  In 1960, he Married Joan Miller in his hometown of Brownsville, Texas.  Richard worked as a Power Lineman for Central Power & Light before graduating from the Department of Public Safety Academy in Austin, Texas in 1965.  Throughout his D.P.S. career he served as a Driver’s License Trooper, Polygraph Examiner & Criminal Law Enforcement Investigator.  He retired in 1993, dedicating 28 years to his law enforcement career.  After retirement he stayed active in various pursuits; Tacito Advertising Agency; owner/operator of North Star Vending; Home Depot.  Those left to cherish his memory include his beloved wife of 57 years, Joan; son, Richard Jr. & wife Kelly; son, David & wife Terri; daughter, Carrie & husband Brent; sisters, Barbara Seger & Sandra Bigham; grandchildren, Allen & Drew Bigham, Jake & Justin Perez, Kinsey & Ty Bigham, Logan, Tristan & Tanner Varvil.

A Celebration of Life service will be held on Saturday, March 10, 2018 at 2:00 pm
at First Presbyterian Church, 930 W. Ave. B, Garland, Texas 75040.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations be made in honor of Richard D. Bigham to
V.N.A Meals on Wheels

or mail your donation to:
V.N.A. Meals on Wheels
1600 Viceroy Drive, Suite #400
Dallas, Texas 75235

Arrangements are under the direction of:
Aria Cremation Service & Funeral Home
10116 E. Northwest Highway
Dallas, Texas 75238

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Janice Comstock

March 07, 2018 8:34AM

I've been remembering Dick and your visits here. Thinking of you and all of your family. Prayers, Janice

Wes and Shelia Crites

March 01, 2018 12:59PM

Our sincere condolences to the family. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers. God Bless.

Wes & Shelia Crites


February 28, 2018 9:49AM

To the family & friends,

May the beautiful memories of your loved one provide solace and strength to you during this difficult time; and may you also find much comfort and peace from Jehovah's promise of life without end in Paradise.~ Matthew 5:5; Psalms 37:11,29

Mike Galvan

February 26, 2018 3:31PM

Dear Joan and family, my deepest condolences on your loss. I knew and worked with Dick back in 1972, when I graduated from DPS Academy and was assigned to THP-Mission. I was saddened to hear of Dick’s passing. He was a kind, gentle, and caring man whom I was proud to have known and considered a friend. God bless y’all.

Janis Crowe

February 26, 2018 11:56AM

Sweet Joan & Family we share in your grief of the loss of Dick. He will be a treasured memory as “my HS Favorite “ - a good man in so many ways . May God surround you in strength & comfort as you walk in these days. Our condolences to all of you who loved Dick.🙏🙏🙏

Billy and Marcie Martin

February 25, 2018 1:54PM

Joan you have our deepest sympathies. Please know you and family are in our thoughts and prayers

Billy & Marcie