Earl “Tom” “PeeWee” Bigley

Thomas Earl “Tom” “PeeWee” Bigley, 88, of Bluford, died 3:20 a.m. 
Jan. 5, 2007, at St. Mary’s Good Samaritan Hospital in Mt. Vernon.

Mr. Bigley was born on June 17, 1918, in Roadhouse to John Thomas
Bigley and Lydia Sarah (Taylor) Bigley. He married Ira Mae (Ellis) 
on Jan. 15, 1941, in St. Louis, Mo. She preceded him in death on 
July 8, 1989. Mr. Bigley worked as a roofer for over 40 years with 
Neal Brothers Roofing until retirement. 

Funeral services will be held 1:30 p.m. Monday, at Hughey Funeral Home 
in Mt. Vernon. Rev. Don Rector will officiate. Burial will be in Harmony 
Cemetery in Jefferson County. Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. 
Sunday at Hughey Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon.

Mr. Bigley is survived by special friend Thelma Allen of Opdyke; sons
Billy Earl Bigley and wife Judi of Joliet, Ronnie Bigley of Bluford,
Kenneth Bigley and wife Linda of Bluford, Rodney Bigley and wife Susan of
Bluford, Steven Bigley and wife Janet of Mt. Vernon, Stanley Bigley and
wife Charlene of Mt. Vernon, and Michael Bigley of Bluford; daughter
Neta Stuber and husband Curt of Mt. Vernon; twin sister Pearl Gibbs of
Winchester; brother Jack Bigley and wife Imogene of Dix; twenty-one
grandchildren, fifteen great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews also

His parents, his wife, son Charles Richard “Ricky” Bigley, two brothers and 
one sister preceded him in death. 

Tom served with the Conservation Corps Camp in Mt. Vernon from 1939-40. He 
faithfully attended Howard Community Chapel and was a life time member of 
the King City Saddle Club. 

For those who wish, memorials may be given to the American Cancer Society and 
will be accepted at the funeral home or may be mailed to Hughey Funeral Home, 
P.O. Box 721, Mt. Vernon, Illinois 62864. Arrangements have been entrusted to 
the care of Hughey Funeral Home where you may call 618-242-3348 or visit for further information.

Source: Mount Vernon Register News
Date: January 06, 2007 
Submitted by Robert W. Loman

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