David Tom Biggers

David Tom Biggers

Raleigh – David Tom Biggers, 72, passed away on Saturday. He was born in Mecklenburg County to John Frank Biggers, Jr. and Audrey Braswell Biggers. David married his childhood sweetheart, Brenda, in 1969, and they moved to Raleigh where he graduated from NC State with a BS in Civil Engineering and subsequently earned his Professional Engineer designation. He actively worked with CP&L for over 18 years before retiring on disability. David faithfully and honorably served our country as a United States Marine Reservist earning the designation of Rifle Expert and participated in many Marine competitions. As a young man, he enjoyed spending time outdoors, water skiing and fresh water and surf fishing. Unfortunately, he was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis at age 32 which gradually took away his physical ability for these activities. He was known for his big smile and easy going personality, his witty sense of humor, his love for the NC State Wolfpack, and of course, his eyes for a good treat. But above all else he had great love for his wife and family and was happiest when spending time with them. His biggest smiles always came when one of the grandchildren was put on his lap.

He is survived by his devoted wife of 51 years, Brenda Whitley Biggers; daughters, Bridget Biggers Anderson (Stephen); Barbara Biggers Heyel (Brian); grandchildren, Ava Frances Anderson, Elise Sophia Anderson, Ellen Whitley Heyel, and Alexander Taylor Heyel; mother, Audrey Braswell Biggers, age 96 of Matthews, NC; brother, Dr. John Frank Biggers, III (Anne) of Walterboro, SC, and 4 nieces and one nephew. David was preceded in death by his father, John Frank Biggers, Jr.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the National MS Society at https://www.nationalmssociety.org/ or to the Barnabas Fund at Millbrook United Methodist Church at https://www.millbrookumc.org/give-online/.

A private funeral service will be held Saturday, February 6, at 2:00 PM. Livestream will be available at www.facebook.com/stricklandfuneral.


  • Margarette Rivenbark Posted February 3, 2021 12:28 pm

    Brenda and family, I am so sorry for your loss. I didn’t know David but what a wonderful life story. You are all in my prayers during this sad time.

  • Susan Shearin Posted February 3, 2021 12:37 pm

    David was a kind sweet man who as a wonderful man.

  • Jeff and Caroline Eacho Posted February 3, 2021 7:33 pm

    Brenda and Family, Please know that we are thinking of and praying for you at this time. Much Love,
    Jeff and Caroline Eacho

  • Charlotte swanson Posted February 5, 2021 11:31 am

    Ian so sorry to hear about David. I worked with him at resource for seniors, and he was a joy to be with. One of my favorite people.

  • Bonnie Kiker Crissman Posted February 5, 2021 9:00 pm

    Brenda, I am so sorry for your and your family’s loss. You took such good care of David as long as you could. I know you already miss him so much; he has left an empty space in your family. I will pray for you daily.

  • The Hutton Family Posted February 6, 2021 10:18 am

    A beautiful tribute to a very special man. Thinking of you all today. May you find peace in the memories you all share.
    Sending so much love,
    the Huttons

  • Nancy Smeltzer Posted February 6, 2021 4:49 pm

    Dear Brenda, I’m thinking of you and your family at this time of loss. May David’s smiles light your paths with starlight and moonbeams until you all meet again in the Great Beyond. Holding all of you in Light and Love and may your tears rise you up and over any Rocks of Adversity and bring you Peace.- Nancy Smeltzer

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