Walter R. "Rex" Biggs

Monday, May 18, 2015

Walter R. "Rex" Biggs, 83, of Cassville, passed away Friday, May 15, 2015, in Bentonview Park Health Care, Monett.

He was born July 10, 1931, in Neosho, the son of Wayne and Charlotte (Jackson) Biggs. He was united in marriage to Mary Croach, and to this union one son, Kevin, was born. She preceded him in death. Also preceding him in death were his parents and one brother, Leo Biggs.

On March 19, 1999, in Eureka Springs, Ark., he married Carolyn Sue (Smith) Mills, who survives.

Additional survivors include: their children, Kevin Biggs, of Joplin, Rocky Mills, of Cassville, Angela Burmylo, of Berryville, Ark., and Kelly Mills, of Cassville; one brother, Billie Wayne Biggs, of Olathe, Kan.; 11 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

He received his education at Stella, where he graduated from high school. During the Korean War, he served in the U.S. Navy and Marines as a corpsman from 1950 until 1954. He attended Joplin Junior College. Most of his adult life was spent working as a salesman and was employed several years for Aramark in Joplin. He was a member of Corinth Baptist Church. He had been a member of American Legion Post 118.

Funeral services were held Monday in Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville. Pastor Donnie Spears and Brother Rocky Mills conducted the services. Burial with military honors was at Oak Hill Cemetery, Cassville.

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