In Loving Memory…

Thomas Martin Biggs

Thomas Martin Biggs, 89, of Sedalia, passed away Tuesday, November 14, 2017, at his home.

He was born August 29, 1928, in Nelson, son of Clarence Biggs and Anna Elizabeth Caton Biggs.

On October 20, 1946, in Sedalia, he was married to Gladys Lorene West, who survives of the home.

Mr. Biggs worked for Panhandle Eastern Pipeline until he retired. He was a member of Emmett Avenue Baptist Church, and Oil Chemical and Atomic Workers.

In addition to his wife of 71 years, Gladys, survivors include a son, Michael Biggs, of Marshall; two daughters, Rhonda K. Zink (Bob), of Windsor, and Karen Thornton (Dennis), of Sedalia; five grandchildren, Carrie Howieson, Tonia Weaver, Bob Zink, Julie Naylor and John Martin Walker; six great-grandchildren; a sister, Margaret Forrest, of Columbus, OH; and sisters-in-law, Ada Louise Biggs and Opal Chancellor.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Janet Heimsoth; three brothers, Fred Biggs, Warner Biggs and Robert Biggs; and three sisters, Maurine Gore, Reba Scott and Catherine Sue Biggs.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, November 18, at Heckart Funeral Home, with Pastor Harvey Pace officiating.

Casket bearers will be Dennis Thornton, Bob Zink, George Howieson, Frosty Weaver, Bob Zink II, and Sam Howieson.

Burial will be in Crown Hill Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 1:30 p.m. until service time Saturday at Heckart Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Benton County Hospice or Emmett Avenue Baptist Church.


  1. Mark and Karen Zimmerschied :

    Sorry for your loss your family will be in our thoughts and prayers

  2. Monte Shoemaker :

    Aunt Gladys, Rhonda, Karen & Mike & your families: I am saddened by your loss but we all know Uncle Marty is in a far better place than where we are. Just the thought of his impish smile & unique laugh still makes me grin.
    Pease accept my condolences.

    Monte Shoemaker

  3. Terry Dotson Borchers :

    Oh I am so sorry to hear this. Aunt Gladys and family you are all in my prayers.. May you RIP uncle Martin. Love and hugs.

  4. Sorry for your loss aunt Gladys uncle Marty is smiling down on all of u guys He is dancing in heaven no more pain..Love u guys ..

  5. Karen, I am so sorry to hear about Uncle Martain. You are in our Hearts and our Prayers go out to you and your family . Call me anytime you need anything. Take care and God bless.

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