Tommy Lewis Biggs

Born in Nashville, TN on June 26, 1938

Departed on September 27, 2019 and resided in Goodlettsville, TN

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Tommy Lewis Biggs, 81, passed away Friday at St. Thomas Midtown. Born June 26, 1938 in Nashville, Tommy was the son of the late Gladys Mae Wilson. Tommy was raised in the Catholic faith and had been a member of Holy Rosary Church. He had also been a member of the Knights of Columbus. Tommy retired from Purity Dairies after a 50 year career. He began working in maintenance and had risen to plant superintendent at the time of his retirement. He loved animals, especially horses and at one time had owned 7 appaloosas. He also loved watching and occasionally attending Nascar races; yard work and boating and spending time at his home on Barren River Lake in Kentucky. One of his favorite pastimes was his visits with his group of friends over coffee at Hardee’s. Tommy is survived by his wife Carol (Harris) Biggs; four children, Sharon (Dale) Sweet, Tim Biggs, Darryl Biggs, and Angela Palmer; 8 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren; and his half-sister, Kay Yoes. Visitation for Tommy will be held Tuesday from 4 to 8 PM and Wednesday from 10 to 11 AM at Cole & Garrett Funeral Home, Goodlettsville. A celebration of life service will be held at the funeral home Wednesday, October 2nd. At 11 AM followed by interment at Forest Lawn Cemetery.

13 Comments to Tommy Lewis Biggs

  1. Chip pinkerton
    September 29, 2019 8:32 pm

    So sorry to hear this so sorry

  2. Kevin Pointer
    September 30, 2019 9:34 am

    RIP Tommy you were a good Boss

  3. Kay Yoes
    September 30, 2019 10:08 am

    RIP brother you were one of the best brothers a sister could ask for. Many years of good sound advice that help guide me. I’m really going to miss our talks.

    Loved you with all my heart your sister Kay (Biggs) Yoes

  4. Rhea Oliver
    September 30, 2019 4:27 pm

    To the entire Biggs family, know that the Rhea Oliver and Associated Packaging, Inc. families are lifting you up in prayer as you walk thru this valley. You are loved.

  5. Joe Gulczewski
    September 30, 2019 4:45 pm

    You and your family will be in our prayers. God bless you through this difficult time.

  6. Steve Frost
    September 30, 2019 4:47 pm

    Sure enjoyed getting to talk with you at the annual API meetings.

  7. Jeff Balsley
    September 30, 2019 6:10 pm

    Carol, prayers and hugs to you and your family. Tommy was a special guy that I enjoyed talking to at our meetings. He always had stories to tell. We are thinking of you and sending prayers to help you through the days ahead.

  8. Joe Smith
    September 30, 2019 8:51 pm

    Carol-we have lost a truly good man. I have been blessed to spend many great times with Tommy. We will all miss his being.
    Love you-Joe

  9. Christine Osborne
    October 1, 2019 1:46 pm

    I hope you can find peace and comfort during this difficult time. My thoughts are with you.

  10. Richard Dutton
    October 2, 2019 11:10 am

    My condolences go out to the family. He has gone to a better place to join his Heavenly Father. He was a good and fair man. I enjoyed knowing and working for him.

  11. Sandra Strain
    October 2, 2019 11:56 am

    So sorry to learn of Tommy’s passing. Jimmy strain, fellow Purity employer

  12. Robert Schultz
    October 3, 2019 10:57 am


    So very sorry to hear of your loss. Please know that we miss you at API, and that we will always be your extended family. Our prayers are with you at this difficult time, and always.


  13. Frank Carver
    April 17, 2020 5:44 pm

    When I seen the for sale signs go up at the lake I was walking and went home and told my roommate we probably just lost one great man. She said why do you say that and I said because the signs are in Tommy’s yard. I just now found out for sure. RIP Tommy and Carol I’m so sorry. Frank

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