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John Frederick Biggs, 87, Rockport

John Frederick “Fred” Biggs, 87, of Rockport, passed away on Sunday, July 5, 2020 at Miller’s Merry Manor in Rockport.

Fred was born in Spencer County, on October 29, 1932, to the late Chris and Lucille (Beard) Biggs.

He attended Silverdale Elementary School and graduated from Rockport High School in 1950. After high school, Fred attended Purdue University, served in the United States Army from 1954-1956, and was in the United States Army Reserves from 1956-1962.

Fred had worked at the Owensboro Brick Yard and Boultinghouse Funeral Home. In August 1972, he went to work at ALCOA, where he retired in May 1998.

In addition to his parents, Fred was preceded in death by his first wife, Bonnie Rae (Olsch) Biggs, who passed away on January 14, 2010 after 56 years of marriage; his siblings, Donald Biggs, Jerry Biggs, and Jeanne Davis.

Fred is survived by his wife, Marguerite (Jackson) Biggs of Owensboro, KY; his children, John Biggs and his wife, Teresa of Owensboro, KY; Dee Meyer and her husband, Bernie, of Boonville; his grandsons, Brian Meyer of Austin, TX. and Brett Meyer and his wife, Holly of Evansville; his granddaughter, Courtney Biggs of Owensboro, KY; his great-granddaughter, Lucille Rose “Lucy”; his siblings, Christa Lou Boultinghouse and her husband, Jimmy, of Rockport, Reverend Michael Biggs and his wife, Ruthie, of Avon, and Ricky Biggs and his wife, Marsha, of Rockport.

Services for Fred Biggs will be held Thursday, July 9, at Boultinghouse Funeral Home in Rockport, with Reverend Michael Biggs officiating. Burial followed in Sunset Hill Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Trinity United Methodist Church, 124 S. 5th St., Rockport, IN 47635, or Miller’s Merry Manor, 815 W. Washington St., Rockport, IN 47635.

The family would like to extend a special Thank You to the staff of Miller’s Merry Manor for their care and love for Fred.

Friends may send a condolence to the family at www.BoultinghouseFuneralHome.com.

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