Theodore Dorwood Bigford

October 11, 1932 - April 15, 2022
Theodore Dorwood Bigford


Theodore D. (Ted) Bigford passed away suddenly April 15,2022 from natural causes preparing to do what he loved best – fishing.

Ted was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather and friend. He loved his family even more than he loved fishing.

Ted is survived by his loving wife, Myrtle Heath Bigford, his son Mark Bigford and wife, Beth, daughter Stephanie Young and husband Rob, step-sons , Cary Fowler, Larry Fowler and wife, Angie, granddaughter, Lindsey Kretchman, grandsons Jamie Bigford, Eric Ottaway, Paul Fowler , Kevin Fowler and six great-grandchildren.

Ted was preceded in death by his parents William Edward and Susie Bigford, siblings Eugene Bigford Vivian Dixon , Richard Bigford, Nina Faulk, Mildred Barber and Sylvia Meshaw

Visitation will be Friday, April 22, 2022 at 10:00 am at Wesley United Methodist Church in Riegelwood. services will follow at 11:00 am. Graveside service will be held at Weyman Church Cemetery in Riegelwood immediate following.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Weyman Cemetery Fund, 156 Narrows Gap Road, Riegelwood, NC 28456.

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  • April 18, 2022
    Ray & Yvenia Croom lit a candle:
    Lit since April 18, 2022 at 4:38:55 PM

  • April 18, 2022
    Nancy Sims says:
    Healing thoughts and prayers to the family. I only met him a few times but I do know he was very highly regarded as a good person.

  • April 18, 2022
    Sue Flynn Johnson says:
    Myrtle and families, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Ted will be missed by all who knew him. Each of you will be in my thoughts and prayers.

  • April 19, 2022
    Debbie Lane says:
    To Mert and family. I am so sorry about Mr.Ted. He was one sweet man and I’m surely going to miss my visits at Thanksgiving and Christmas with him. Sending lots of hugs, Love and prayers to y’all. I dearly Love your family❤️❤️

  • April 21, 2022
    Janice Lewis Parker lit a candle:
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