GUY BIGHAM GODFREY — Guy O. Bigham, 82, of Godfrey, passed away on Friday April 14, 2017, 3:45 p.m., at Rosewood Care Center of Alton. He was born on June 24, 1934, in Blytheville, Arkansas, the son of the late William and Effie Ellen (McKnight) Bigham. He married Hazel R. Elliot on April 7, 1959, in St. Charles, Missouri. She survives. One of Guy's passions, besides spending time with his beloved wife of 58 years, was boating, and he was an avid hunter, fisherman, and enjoyed four-wheeling. He was a member of the former Fraternal Order of Eagles #254, Alton-Wood River Sportsmen's Club, and the Alton Motorboat Club. In addition to his wife Hazel, he is also survived by a step-son and his wife, Dennis and Marilyn Alverson of Statham, Georgia; a son-in-law, Richard Nixon of Carthage, Missouri; six grandchildren: Christy Stanley of Reeds, Missouri, Barry Luebbert of Webb City, Missouri, Jeanna Nixon of Carthage, Missouri, and Brandon Nixon of Carthage, Bill Nelson of Winder, Georgia, and Travis Nelson; nine great-grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren; a brother and sister-in- law, Monroe and Vera Bigham of O'Fallon, Missouri, several nieces, nephews, a longtime dear family friend, Kika Moore of Alton, other extended family and many other friends. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by a son, Thomas Bigham, a step-daughter, Brenda S. Nixon, three brothers, Charles, Troy, Clyde Bigham, a sister Sally Gaines. Visitation will be held on Monday, April 17, 2017, from 4 to 7:30 p.m. at Elias-Kallal-Schaaf Funeral Home in Godfrey, where services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 18, 2017. Interment will follow in Valhalla Memorial Park in Godfrey. Memorials are suggested to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital or to the American Heart Association. Staten-Fine Funeral home in Alton is in charge of Arrangements. Online condolences and a guestbook may be found at www.staten-fine.com .
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