Thomas Lee Bigley
May 23, 1949 ~ October 4, 2014
Thomas Lee Bigley "The Bass Master", age 65, formerly of Elma, IA, went to his heavenly home on Saturday, October 4, 2014 in Ft. Worth, TX. A Memorial service will be held at 1:00 PM on Saturday, October 11, 2014 at Conway-Markham Funeral Chapel in Elma, IA. Burial will be held at a later date. Visitation will be from 12:00-1:00 PM on Saturday, October 11, 2014 at Conway-Markham Funeral Chapel in Elma. Online condolences for Thomas’s family may be left at www.conway-markhamfh.com. In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to Howard County Community Hospice or Howard Cancer Association. Tom was the son of Leland "Bud" Bigley and Elizabeth "Bette" (McAvoy) Bigley. He was born in New Hampton, IA on May, 23 1949. He grew up on the family farm just north of Elma. Tom was a 1967 graduate of Immaculate Conception High School. Upon graduating, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1968 and served a tour in Vietnam. Tom was a proud father of 4 kids and 9 grand kids. He loved visiting them and thoroughly enjoyed cheering his grandchildren on during soccer, baseball, and football games. Tom loved to fish but he loved it most when he was fishing with friends and family. He was also an avid Cubs fan. Tom is survived by his friend of 25 years, Sharon Queen of Riceville, IA; his children, Michael (Jessica) Bigley TX, Melia (Joey) Patterson Marysville, KS, Zachary (Rachel) Bigley Prattville, AL; his daughter, Rheannon Walk of Cresco, IA; 9 grandchildren; his siblings, Patty Korsmo of Cresco, IA, Mike (Cora) Bigley of Elma, Debra (Bob) Shroyer of North Plains, OR, Nancy (Mike) Bowen of Colorado Springs, CO, and Tim (Linda) Bigley of Johnston, IA. Numerous nieces and nephews. All of whom will miss him dearly. He was preceded in death by his parents.