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Mr. Robert Gail (Papa) Biggs, age 82, of Ashland, passed away Thursday morning, June 22, 2017, at St. Mary's Medical Center in Huntington, West Virginia.

He was born January 27, 1935, in Olive Hill, a son of the late Robert and Edna DeHart Biggs.

Gail attended Meade Station Church of God and he proudly served his country in the United State Marines during the Korean War. He enjoyed traveling and feeding the dogs at "the club"! Gail was the owner of Biggs Realty for 26 years and worked for Armco for 10 years.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one grandson, Jonathan Crum, and his siblings, Champ (Helen) Biggs, Roy (Irene) Biggs, Eugene Biggs, Jimmy Dale Biggs, Loraine (Burel) Kegley, Helen Ray (Dean) Haworth, Shirleen (James) Hedge, Venus (Ed) Gee and Phillip Biggs.

Gail is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Pauline Canafax Biggs; his children, Lola (Rick) Mayne, Randy (Athena) Biggs, Ricky Biggs, Ronnie (Dana) Biggs and Lisa (Jeff) Crum; his grandchildren, Robby Biggs, Lauren (Aaron) Horner, Chris Biggs, Michael Mayne, Bethany (Ron) Gehringer, Shauna Biggs, Kipp Mayne, Kate Biggs, Baley (Bryan) Rakes, Kelsey Biggs, Austin Crum, Heather Crum, Cassie Biggs, Charles (Sharon) Hearn, Ben (Heather) Hearn and Josh Lile; his great grandchildren, Gunner Gehringer, Emma Gehringer, Paul Horner, Ethan Hearn, Erin Hearn, Ian Hearn, Colin Hearn, Aiden Hearn, and Oliver Hearn; his sister, Sue Biggs Kiser; and his sister-in-law, Linda Biggs. He also leaves many other family members and friends who will sadly miss him.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 24, 2017, at Globe Funeral Chapel in Olive Hill, Kentucky, with Brother Robbie Jordan officiating. Burial followed in the Garvin Ridge Cemetery in Olive Hill.

Visitation was from 12 noon to 2 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

Gail's grandsons served as pallbearers.

In lieu of flowers, the family request that donations be made to Community Hospice, 1480 Carter Avenue, Ashland, Kentucky 41101.

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.globefc.com.
Published on June 26, 2017
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