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Jimmy Joe Biggerstaff

Monday, April 18, 2011

Jimmy Joe Biggerstaff, 70, St. Petersburg, Fla., went home with Jesus April 16, 2011.

Born in Brazil, July 21, 1940, Jimmy was the first child of Lena Gerber Biggerstaff and Raleigh E. Biggerstaff.

Jimmy graduated from Brazil High School in 1959 and I.U.N. in Gary, Ind., in 1962. He was a Christian and member of the United Brethren Church of Brazil, Ind.

He married his wife Judy in 1962 and shared 49 wonderful years together along with their three boys.

He became a Master Mason through the Dunes Blue Lodge No. 741 in Portage, Ind.

He was also a 32nd-Degree consistory in South Bend. He was also a member of the NAACP.

He was employed by the United States Steelworkers of America for 30 years and served Local 1014 on the grievance committee.

He retired and moved from Valparaiso, Ind., to Saint Petersburg in 1986 and served as president of the Disston Heights neighborhood for three years. He also served as president of Cona from 1999-2001.

He was predeceased by his parents.

Jimmy is survived by his loving wife Judy and their three sons, Tim (Beverly) Biggerstaff, St. Petersburg, Keith (Christy) Biggerstaff, Valparaiso, Ind., and David (Kathy) Biggerstaff, Dunnellon, Fla., and grandchildren Ryan, Gavin and Kaylee Biggerstaff.

He is also survived by his sister Janet Mae Whysong, brother Danny (Janet) Biggerstaff, three aunts, Betty, Pauline and Eva, along with numerous nieces and nephews.

Jim had many interests, which included fishing, antiquing and eBay selling.

Visitation will take place from 10-11:30 a.m., Wednesday, April 20, with services and funeral to follow, at Memorial Park Funeral Home and Cemetery, St. Petersburg, Fla.

Visit www.memorialparkfuneralhome.com for details.