On August 5, 1930 in New Willard, Texas a handsome baby boy was born to Mr. Matthew Bigham and Sammie Bailey they named him Willie D.
Willie D. grew up and attended public schools at Hubert High School in Beaumont, Texas; later moving to Goodrich, Texas. On January 19, 1953 he enlisted into the United States Army at Ft. Sam Houston, Texas.
Willie D. was employed at the Sawmill for many years, later he was employed with Duncan Funeral Home where he was so loved and served so faithfully until his demise. Willie had a memory of history like no other, he was a wonderful and very dedicated person, who would do whatever he could to help anyone. For many years he volunteered at the Senior Citizen Center.
He was united with the Livingston Church Of God In Christ where he faithfully served until his demise, he worked whole heartedly wherever he was asked, and he loved his Pastor and church family.
He was proceeded in death by both parents; Sisters: Isabell Glossan; Sadie M. Wyatt; Betty Wills; Brothers: Eddie Criswell; Felix Criswell; Isaac Criswell; Freddie Bigham; RT Criswell; God-Son: Antwain Bogany.
He leaves to cherish his memories: God-Daughter: Tashara Garner (Roy) of Livingston, TX; God-Children: Zaylon Garner; Ziekus Garner; Roy Garner Jr.; all of Livingston, TX; Nieces: Christine Reynolds (Samuel Bradford) of Mt. Belvieu; Pam Phillips; Ann Phillips both of Livingston, TX; Bertha Reggie (Jack); Tina Wills all of Lufkin, TX; Sherry Bogany of Livngston, TX; Nephew: Freddie Lee Bigham of Livingston, TX; Special Cousins: Fred McCormick (Gloria) of Livingston, TX; Brandon Prescott of Livingston, TX; Special Friends: Judy Bogany; Clydie Bogany; Allison Wyatt; Darrell O’Guin; Robert McGinnis, and so many others. A host of great nieces; great nephews; cousins other relatives and friends.
Pallbearers: Juan Bogany; Terrance Prescott; Ralph Figgs Jr.; Otto Lyons; Velton Price; LaDarrel Wyrick; Freddie Bailey
Honorary Pallbearers: Duncan Funeral Home Staff; Freddie Lee Bigham; Roy Garner; Zaylon Garner; Ziekus Garner; Roy Garner Jr.; Robert McGinnis; Fred McCormick