Bruce Rodney Biggs

August 11, 1946 - May 7, 2012
Bruce Rodney Biggs

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Bruce Biggs, 65, of Hendersonville, died Monday, May 7, 2012 at his home. A native of Asheville, NC, he was the son of the late Thomas Roy and LaVada Biggs.

He was a retired FAA Air Traffic Controller at Miami International Airport and a US Army Veteran of the Vietnam War. He was a member of the Hendersonville VFW Post #5206.

Surviving are two daughters, Rona Powers of Sarasota, Fla. and Melissa Walls of Roanoke, Va.; grandchildren, Kelly Myer, Cameron Walls, and Aaron Powers.

A memorial service will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday May 19, in the Kirby Chapel of Shuler Funeral Home. Chaplain Art Slagle will officiate. Military Honors conducted by Hubert M. Smith American Legion Post 77, Hedrick-Rhodes Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5206, and Disabled American Veterans Chapter 14. Burial will be private at the Western Carolina State Veterans Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Hendersonville VFW Post #5206 900 N. Main Street,Hendersonville, NC 28792, or BWAR (Brother Wolf Animal Rescue) at PO Box 8195, Asheville, NC 28814.

To sign the online register book, please visit Shuler Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.


Saturday, May 19, 2012
12:00 AM

Kirby Memorial Chapel of Shuler Funeral Home - Directions
125 Orrs Camp Road
Hendersonville, NC 28792

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  • May 16, 2012
    Alvin Barnwell says:
    I'm so sorry to hear of Bruce's passing. We are first cousins thru Mafrey, Uncle Roy's sister. I have many fond memories of our visits together when we were younger. The Family will be in our thoughts and prayers.

  • May 16, 2012
    Avalina Merrill says:
    Dear Family, We extend to the family our heartfelt and sincerest sympathy in the loss of your father and grandfather Bruce Biggs. We loved Bruce. We will cherish our memories of Bruce. With all our love, The Family of Mafrey Barnwell who is Roy's sister, also Bruce's aunt. Mafrey's children and Bruce's first cousins: Avalina Merrill Wanda Reeves Alvin Barnwell Deborah Buchanan

  • May 16, 2012
    Deborah Buchanan says:
    Bruce was a special cousin to us, one that we didn't get to see very often because he lived so far away. Many summers Uncle Roy and Bruce would visit. Such fond memories of him. He would always keep us laughing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Mafrey's daugher, Debbie.

  • May 20, 2012
    Buddy Evans says:
    Uncle Bruce, when I think about the things you taught me it ( the love of flying and the game of chess) warm thoughts come over me. You will be missed and you were loved.

  • May 22, 2012
    Wayne and Judy Owens says:
    So many good memories of a friend that left us with laughter and a smile Every time we were together. Bruce will always be in our thoughts, and our hearts. Our thoughts and prayers are with Family and Friends at this time. We celebrate his life.