William Harold Biggerstaff, Jr.

Born: Sat., Dec. 22, 1962
Died: Tue., Feb. 19, 2013


Visitation

1:00 PM to 3:00 PM, Sat., Feb. 23, 2013
Location: First United Methodist Church


Funeral Service

3:00 PM Sat., Feb. 23, 2013
Location: First United Methodist Church


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William Harold (Bill) Biggerstaff, Jr., 50, of 901 West Elm, St, Shelby, NC died Tuesday, February 19, 2013 at Carolinas Medical Center, Charlotte, NC.
A Celebration of Life service will be held Saturday, February 23 at 3:00 pm at First United Methodist Church in Clover, SC. The family will receive friends prior to the service from 1-3.

Mr. Biggerstaff was born December 22, 1962 in Jacksonville, NC to the late William Harold Biggerstaff and Jean Settlemyre Biggerstaff.  He was employed as a sales/accounts representative with Panacea Biofuels Corporation in Greer, SC. He was active in Boy Scouts of America, earned his Eagle Scout status at age 14, and earned his Ordeal, Brotherhood and Vigil Honors in the Order of the Arrow, as well as being active in many scouting lodges and had a strong commitment to mentoring younger scouts who desired to excel to the higher ranks of scouting. He enjoyed collecting Boy Scout memorabilia and was known worldwide in the patch trading circuit. His other hobbies included being an outdoor sportsman. He worked for many years in the outdoor sporting goods industry. He enjoyed hunting and fishing, was an excellent marksman, enjoyed sporting clay competitions, training and working sporting dogs, and teaching and being active in many outdoor sportsman arenas. He was affiliated with the Schiele Museum and enjoyed being a part of the Camping in the Old Style group. He had great knowledge and a love for Catawba pottery. He was well known for his drive to pursue his life passions and was a great friend and mentor to many in these fields. He was preceded in death by his father, William Harold Biggerstaff, Sr, his paternal grandparents, Ford and Janie Biggerstaff, and maternal grandparents, Walter “Cowboy” and Eugenia Settlemyre.
He is survived by a loving family including his wife, Amy Mayes Biggerstaff, mother, Jean Settlemyre Biggerstaff, brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Craig and Kaye Mayes, Mother-in-law, Nellie Burton Mayes, neice, Sara Mayes and nephew, Caleb Mayes, his beloved Jack Russel Terrier, Mountain Laurel, as well as many uncles, aunts, and cousins.
The family wishes to thank all the friends and extended family for the overwhelming show of love and support as well as the CMC staff whose compassion and diligent efforts with him as well as with us, made a difference in this very difficult journey.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Boy Scouts of America, Piedmont Council, PO Box, 1059, Gastonia, NC 28054, to assist young scouts in excelling to reach high scout ranks.

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Patsy Burgess Walker
   Posted Wed February 20, 2013
Dear Amy and Jean, we are so truly sorry to learn of Bill's passing. It
was quite a shock to us as I'm sure to you. Please call us if we can do
anything for either of you. We loved Billy as we love both of you. We
will see you at the visitation and service if not before. Love, Patsy and family.

John Ladd
   Posted Wed February 20, 2013
Thinking of you and your family during this very difficult time. Billy was like a brother to me. I could tell stories about us for hours on end. He even went on my honeymoon with my wife and myself. He is going to be sorely missed. John Ladd

Lynn Brown Price
   Posted Wed February 20, 2013
Bill was a classmate of mine and I have fond memories of him. Thoughts and prayers for your family.

S. Brown
   Posted Wed February 20, 2013
To the Biggerstaff Family:

In this difficult time in your life, may you find comfort in God’s Word, the Bible. James 4:8 encourages; “Draw close to God, and He will draw close to you.”

My condolences.

Jackie Wallace
   Posted Wed February 20, 2013
Jean,
I am so sorry !!I know this has to be devastating for you and Amy after just losing Harold. If you need ANYTHING please don't hesitate to ask me.
You know I love you and would help in anyway. You and Amy are in my prayers.

Love you,
Jackie

Angela Motsinger
   Posted Wed February 20, 2013
You and your family are in my prayers.Truely sorry for your loss.May all the many memories bring you great comfort and joy. Sincerly Yours.

Mark and Lee Jackson
   Posted Wed February 20, 2013
Dear Mrs. Jean and Amy, we are very sorry for the loss of Billy. He was known and liked by everyone who met or knew him. He will be missed. We will keep you both in our prayers. Mark and Lee Jackson

Teresa Rogers
   Posted Wed February 20, 2013
To Biggerstaff Family...
Billy was a high school friend of mine. Prayers to all of You...

Barry Hall
   Posted Wed February 20, 2013
Ms. Jean and Amy,

I am truly sorry to hear that Bill passed away. He put more smiles on faces than anyone that I have ever known. I hope that you both find comfort that everyone loved him and he is now in place full of love and laughter.

Through our younger years, high school, and beyond, Bill and I had many, many great adventures. Anytime I ever did anything with Bill, I could always count on it being fun. He was a true friend.

I pray that God be with you and give you the strength to make it through this difficult time.

Barry

troy kelley
   Posted Thu February 21, 2013
rest in peace my friend, you will be missed. let christ raise you up on eagles wings to be with the father son and holy ghost

Amelia Sentelle Scala
   Posted Thu February 21, 2013
My dearest Mrs. Jean and Amy, my heart is so sad at the loss of my forever friend. We grew up in Clover together and shared some of the best times of my life together! He was not only a close friend of mine, but someone I will miss forever. We had lost touch after high school,and found that friendship again the last five years. He will always have a special place in my heart. He is now with his dad and looking down at us smiling. I love you both, you are in my thoughts and prayers. Amelia Sentelle Scala

David Drennan
   Posted Thu February 21, 2013
Billy was one of a kind. A childhood friend that I'll always remember fondly, eating footlongs at BD parties at the restaurant and getting in trouble for climbing on the dirt pile out back with our good clothes on. Ms. Jean you have been in my thoughts and prayers and will continue. Amy. in a conversation I had with Billy he told me how you passed the pie test ( explained in detail) and he knew he had to marry you. That was Billy, every conversation always included at least one good story. Take care of you.

Bill Eaker
   Posted Thu February 21, 2013
I am sure I am not the first to say this, but Billy was certainly one of a kind. I always remember him as outgoing, witty and able to put a smile on anyones face. I will keep you all in my prayers! God Bless!

Terri Montgomery Hodges
   Posted Thu February 21, 2013
I went to school with Billy.My heart goes out to your family.He always had a smile for me.You are in my prayers,

Richard and Carol Wilburn
   Posted Thu February 21, 2013
Jean we were very sorry to hear about Billy, you are in our thoughts and prayers, cherish the memories you have. Hope to see you this summer, if you need my help when you are here remember all you have to do is call.

Sylvia (Wright) Shreve
   Posted Thu February 21, 2013
Billy was a wonderful person and great friend to all who knew him. We went to high school together and have kept in touch most recently through Facebook. My last email from him was inquiring about the health of another classmate who was hospitalized last month. I know your hearts are heavy, but I'm sure he is with our father in heaven and watching over you.
Sylvia Shreve

Cindy Wright
   Posted Thu February 21, 2013
Amy, I am thinking of you. Love, Cindy

Nick Loesch
   Posted Thu February 21, 2013
RIP My friend, glad we could spend a little time together in January. My prayers for your family during this difficult time

Larry Banks
   Posted Thu February 21, 2013
Bill, I will miss you my Brother, Amy take care if you need us were here

GENE COBB
   Posted Thu February 21, 2013
Bill was at the Dallas Patch Trade-O-Ree in January when he received news that his father had passed away. He told me that his Dad had told him to go. It bothered Bill that he had made the trip and then lost his dad while in Dallas. I asked him several times during the Trade-O-Ree if he was okay and he told me everytime that he was hanging in there. I am in shock that I will not be receiving my 3-4 weekly phone calls from my friend about patches. To both Mrs. Biggerstaffs, I am truly sorry for your sudden loss of my very dear friend that I will forever miss. Gene Cobb, Scout Patch Network, Oakdale, Louisiana.

John C. Bibo
   Posted Thu February 21, 2013
My condolences to Bill's family and friends. It was good seeing Bill at the Norfolk VA TradeORee this past weekend, doing the thing he liked best - trading Scout patches and stories with all his Scout Collecting buddies. He will be greatly missed by all his Scouting friends. Rest easy my friend ---> W W W --->

Kathy Camp-Cobb
   Posted Fri February 22, 2013
Alan will be greatly missed. He was a very sweet and gifted man. My thoughts and prayers are will you during this time.
May you know in your heart that memories will always endure and that the bonds of love can never be broken.

Katie Fraley
   Posted Fri February 22, 2013
Amy,

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. There are no words
to share that make things better, I just have my heart to extend in wishing you comfort. My grandmother is at White Oak Manor, and I recall Bill and you calling out Bingo. The way he smiled and laughed with you was truly sweet, and the love you shared was evident. I hope you find comfort in remembering all the little moments you shared with him. God Bless.

Katie Fraley

John Robbins - Union, SC
   Posted Fri February 22, 2013
Dear Family,

I'm sorry for your loss. I've known Billy for 30+ years... met him at BSA Camp Palmetto in 1978, and he loved those BSA patches. I used to see him at Academy Sports and he always asked "You got anything for me?"... i.e. a Scout patch. My prayers go out for his family... with deepest sympathy.

Jim Casada
   Posted Fri February 22, 2013
To Bill's Family--I knew Bill well through our shared interests in the outdoors and sporting collectibles and always found him a warm, gregarious soul. A portion of my column in this Sunday's edition of "The Herald" in Rock Hill will be devoted to his memory.
In this time of trouble and sorrow, keep in mind a thought with which Bill would surely have agreed, namely that in the end the good earth never, ever lets us down.
Jim Casada

Watson Gunderson
   Posted Fri February 22, 2013
To Bill’s family,

I suppose I am a testament to Bill’s nature. I am no more than a passing acquaintance, but he was a great guy. I met Bill when he worked in Rock Hill and he ended up selling me many guns over the years. He was so friendly and personable, I even recall him talking about his shotgun shooting competitions.

Then after a year or two hiatus while visiting my in-laws I ran into Bill at another sporting goods store in Spartanburg! We both laughed at the coincidence and we caught up on how things were going for both of us.

All I can say is that for someone I barely knew I am going to miss you Bill.

Bill’s family; May God bring you peace and comfort during this difficult time.

Watson

Barbara Gbaa
   Posted Sat February 23, 2013
May our Heavenly Father's love and tender mercies be with all of you to comfort and console you. Cherish those sweet memories that you all shared together and allow them to comfort you as well. May the promises of Our Heavenly Father at Revelation 21:4-5 be that one piece of hope that will carry you from now on. He says:And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away. And the One seated on the throne said: Look! I am making all things new. Also he says: Write, because these words are faithful and true. What a wonderful promise. May Jehovah bless and keep you always.

rene falls mccurry
   Posted Sun February 24, 2013
Billy was a classmate of mine.Thoughts and prayers for your family.

Marie Pinkston
   Posted Sun February 24, 2013
Mrs. Jean,
We are thinking about you and praying for you. So very sorry for your loss. We love you!

James & Marian Smith
   Posted Sun February 24, 2013
Due to health reason we were unable to attend the services for Billy but want uou to know that our thoughts and prayers are with you.We did not know Billy well but the obituary and all the nice things that his friends had to say is testment to what a great guy he was. This is such a tragedy. May God comfort you.

Love

The Pier At Garden City
   Posted Tue March 05, 2013
To the Biggerstaff family,
We at the pier just heard of Bills passing. Your friends at the pier send you our deepest sympathy. His friends from the Garden City Liars Club will miss him.

Brenda Riddick
   Posted Wed March 06, 2013
Sympathy and prayers for your loss. May GOD help you to be comforted at this difficult time.

David N Findley
   Posted Sat March 09, 2013
We, miss you Bill! Your crossing the river comes as a total shock! I will cherish the memories we shared and the laughs we had.

To the family i wish you all the best. david

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