Raymond Winston Biggar

Raymond Winston Biggar was born on Nov. 11, 1931, in Shelbyville, TX, to Marvin J. Biggar and Nellie Mae Pritchard.

He grew up in Center, TX, and The Heights, Houston.  At age 17 Raymond joined the Marine Corps and served his country honorably.  During his service he served all over the world including combat tours in Korea and Vietnam.  He retired after 24 years, moved his family to Houston, and had a career in carpentry.  On the weekends family and friends often gathered at the lake house in Livingston, TX, barbecuing, frying the fish caught from the lake, and playing dominos and poker.

He enjoyed fishing, playing games, family road trips, and gambling at “the boats”.  After moving into Village on the Park retirement community in 2012 he led the weekly poker games and enjoyed playing other card games to his neighbors.

Raymond passed away on September 2, 2019, at home resting comfortably in his recliner.

He is preceded in death by his father and mother, sister, Billie Marie Lawson, brothers Allen “Bo” Biggar, Willie Biggar, and Hubert Earl Biggar.

He is survived by his brother, Joe Biggar, of Center, TX; children, Audrey McPhail (John) of Huntsville, TX; son, Dr. Raymond W. Biggar, Jr. (Paige) of Lafayette, LA; and daughter, Teresa Biggar (Jeff Nash) of Houston; three grandchildren, Rebecca Biggar, Nolan Nash, and Alaina McPhail; ex-wife Oratai Schwartz (Sid), other cousins, nieces and nephews, and many, many friends.

 Visitation will be held on Thursday, September 12th, 2019 at 9:00 am with a Funeral Service to follow at 10:00 am at Memorial Oaks Funeral Home, 13001 Katy Freeway, Houston, TX 77079. Interment to follow immediately after services at Houston National Cemetery, 10410 Veterans Memorial Dr, Houston, TX 77038

In lieu of flowers please make donations to your local VFW.