Carl I. Biggs

January 18, 1932 ‒ January 15, 2020

Mount Vernon, Ohio

Carl I. Biggs, age 87, of Fredericktown, Ohio, passed away on Wednesday, January 15, 2020 at the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center.  He was born on January 18, 1932 in Howard, Ohio the son of Clyde and Mary (Cochran) Biggs.  Carl proudly served in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict and retired in 1998 after 38 years of employment with Cooper Energy Services in Mount Vernon.

Carl was a member of the Colonial City Moose Lodge of Mount Vernon and Mount Zion Lodge #9 F&AM.  Carl and his late wife Connie loved to dance and socialize with friends.  They always attended their children’s events and took great pride when their daughter earned her Master’s degree in Exercise Physiology and their son earned an MBA in Executive Management.

Family was everything to Carl and he suffered a great loss after the passing of his son J. Eric Biggs at a young age and most recently his wife Connie.  Comfort can be had knowing that they are reunited in heaven again.

Carl is survived by his loving daughter, Nikki (Mike) Sweder of Hillard; a granddaughter, Riley Sweder; daughter-in-law, Amy (Kempton) Biggs; two sisters, Bonnie Orndorff of Howard, Ohio and Virginia Utz of Shelby, Ohio.

Besides his parents he was preceded in death by his wife Connie (Baker) Biggs; a son, J. Eric Biggs; two brothers, Dale Biggs and John Biggs.

A funeral service will be held on Friday, January 24, 2020 beginning at 11 a.m. at the Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home, 619 E. High Street, Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050 where friends may call from 10 a.m. until the time of service.  Pastor Marvin Haught will be officiating. Burial with military honors provided by the Knox County Joint Veterans Council will follow in Union Grove Cemetery near Gambier.

Memorial contributions in Carl’s name may be made to the charity of one’s choice.

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  • Nikki & Family,

    I knew both of your parents for a lot of years at Cooper Energy Services – wonderful couple and they both loved life so much. Now they are together with your brother.

    Deepest Sympathy,

    Patsy Lyons

  • My sympathy to the family. I worked with both Carl & Connie at Coopers and Connie at Ariel. I know they are together again.

  • Nikki, John & I are so sorry for your loss of your sweet father. Please know you are in our thoughts & prayers and we love you very much.

  • I am so sorry to hear of his passing. I met he and Connie years ago and they were two of the sweetest, most genuine people I have known. My thoughts and prayers to the family, just know that they both touched many lives!!

  • Nikki you have my deepest sympathy. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

  • From our many years at Coopers, I was blessed to know both Connie and Carl. They were wonderful people, full of love for each other and they loved to have fun. More recently, I saw Carl while grocery shopping, and he told me how much he missed his beloved Connie. They are once again together, with their son, and I know it was a blessed reunion. My thoughts are with the family, along with my prayers.

  • Nikki, Our deepest sympathies to you and your family for the loss of your beloved father. You all are in our thoughts and prayers.
    God bless, Kevin and Dawn

  • Yours was a great family, Nikki. Was blessed to have known and worked with you and Eric. Prayers and hugs for peace and comfort in the days ahead.

  • Nikki and Family

    Your Dad was one of a kind. Always happy and so much fun. Your Mom was as well. But your Dad made it fun working at Cooper!! I know he is at peace being with your Mom and brother.

    Prayers to you and your Family at this sad time.

    Marilyn Bell.

  • Nikki and family,
    Loved your Dad and Mom so much. So many memories from when we were kids when Eric and Shane played football together. Praying for you for peace. I know your dad is so happy to be reunited with your sweet mom and your brother. Sending lots of love your way.

  • Our deepest sympathy in the loss of another of our “Cooper family.” Knew Carl and Connie for many years and enjoyed working with them. Hope your fond memories and knowing that Carl is once again with Connie and their son will help you get through this latest loss. Sending friendship and hugs to his entire family.
    Sincerely, Susie and Dick Huggins/Fredericktown

  • Our deepest sympathy Nikki! Loved your family! Prayers for comfort to you & your family.

  • Dear Nikki and family, we are so very sorry for your loss. We loved Carl and Connie! We had some great times together. Karaoke is just one of my fondest memories with them. They were truly perfect together, and it’s true, it is comforting to picture them reunited. Praying for your comfort and peace at this very sad time.

    As always, Morgan and Marla Dague

  • Nikki, I’m very sorry to hear of Carl’s passing. He was a very good neighbor to us, always taking care of the house when we were gone and offering his love through acts of service. He had a generous heart, didn’t he? I always enjoyed listening to his singing with gusto as he mowed the grass! May God comfort you with the peace and assurance of Carl reaching his eternal home. God bless you.

  • Sorry to hear of Carl’s passing… I worked with Connie and remember Carl was quite the cook during their holiday get-togethers! I saw him at Kroger a few months ago and said hello but not sure he remembered me. They were always such a sweet couple! I am glad they can be together with their son once again. Praying for peace and comfort for the family…

  • We are so very sorry to hear of Carl s passing. My husband and I just saw him the Friday before and talked with him awhile. I had planned on being at the services and bringing mom (Joan Conkle) but much husband ended up in the hospital Mom sends her condolences. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Xoxo. Jackie (Conkle) Robbins and Joan Conkle

  • Mr. Biggs was a wonderful neighbor who never got mad at us, even when our sledding took us into his immaculately-cared-for lawn. He gave us bags of Halloween candy and let us play in his field or explore the woods around his property, and I still remember the venison we tried after he or Eric had gone hunting. He was a good-hearted man and was always kind to us, and we couldn’t have asked for a better neighbor. May he enjoy his rewards in Heaven, and may his family and friends find comfort…


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