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Jerry Clay BiggersJerry Clay Biggers, 87 received his reward of eternal rest on Thursday, July 8, 2010, at home, surrounded by his loving family.  Jerry was born on February 24, 1923, to the late Samuel Thomas and Rena Clay Biggers in San Augustine, Texas.  
He served as a Staff Sergeant in the United States Army where he received an honorable discharge.  A resident of Galveston for over 60 years, he was a retired longshoreman with local 329 and 851 with seniority at both and served as a foreman.  He was a member of First Union Baptist Church serving on Usher Board #2.  He was a devoted son, husband, and father and was loved tremendously by his family, community and friends. He was a natural comedian and always left you with a laugh or two.  He also loved to dance, hunt and fish. He was a nice man. He will be sorely missed.

He was preceded in death by his parents, three sisters and one brother. He leaves to cherish his life legacy, his wife of 57 years, Clara Mae Biggers, sons, Ernest L. Biggers, Sr., George H. Biggers (Carla), and Gary L. Biggers; daughters, Jerry L. Biggers and Leisa V. Biggers; step-daughters, Evelyn J. Roberts and Anna F. McNeal (Maurice); five grandchildren; three great grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and other relatives and friends. 

Visitation will be held Friday, July 16th, from 5-7 pm, followed by a wake service from 7-8 PM, funeral services will be held at 11 AM, Saturday, July 17, 2010. The visitation, wake and funeral service will be at First Union Baptist Church located at 1027 Avenue K in Galveston, TX.   Burial will follow at the Clay Family Cemetery in San Augustine, TX.  Flowers and cards may be sent to E.R. Johnson Family Mortuary, 3828 Avenue O in Galveston, TX 77550.




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