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William P. Bigley

November 3, 1940 ~ November 28, 2014 (age 74)
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A candle was lit by John Hennink on December 18, 2014 9:43 AM
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Message from John Hennink
December 18, 2014 9:42 AM

To a man who knew how to run the best T.V. Repair Shop in Naples. You will be missed.
Message from Tank McMicken
December 9, 2014 11:23 PM

Sorry for your loss ,your dad was a good man
Message from Buz Debra Psathas
December 8, 2014 8:13 PM

Linda and Billy I can not express how sorry we are to hear of the passing of Bill. From Collier County Speedway to early morning breakfast and after parties at your home. Those were some of the best times in our lives. We hold our memories of all the good times and Bill dearly in our hearts.
Buz and Debra Psathas
Message from Brian Scott
December 7, 2014 12:28 PM

I pass along my sincere condolences to Bill's family. I met both Bill and Billy in the All Pro racing series, and appreciated Bill's desire to win and compete at the highest level possible. Along with a gruff tone in his voice, came a wink and a smile that I have always remembered. A gentleman, a competitor, and someone you were pleased to call friend, will be missed by more than just family. Will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.
Brian Scott
Message from tim jones
December 7, 2014 11:46 AM

So sorry to hear of your dads passing. Like you I grew up going racing with my daddy and not a day goes by that I don't think of him. Cherish the fond memories and keep racing hard with your boys like we know he would want. Prayers to you Kim and the boys.

Tim and Donna Jones
Message from Joe Williams
December 7, 2014 9:44 AM

I could always find a smile when I needed one by dropping by the Bigley pits. Becky and I are honored to have been able share time with you guys, even if it was long ago. Know that you are all in our prayers.

Joe and Becky Williams
Franklin, TN
Message from GARY CHAPMAN
December 7, 2014 8:50 AM

Condolences to the Bigley family!! Sr. was the greatest and hardest working owner I ever knew!!! Many times we chatted ,as we were always trying to beat the other to the gate first so our haulers could get that pick parking spot!!! Sr. always joked that I had a fifteen hour head start,because of the distance he had to travel just to get out of south FL. Well Billy Sr., you won, so save me a spot at heavens gate! Gary Chapman and Scott Williams crew members of BGR #71
Message from Bill Hennecy
December 7, 2014 8:41 AM

Thanks for all the memorable moments of your family racing and the enjoyment you brought. Over the years I enjoyed announcing and interviewing you and Billy Jr. It always amazed me how much to did in chasing the "Checkers" at so many tracks! To the family true sympathy and as you recall your dad's words Billy Jr., those memories are the greatest of all for you did it together. Bill Hennecy
Message from keith hinkein
December 7, 2014 8:03 AM

Billy our condolences go out to your hole family and everyone who got to know your dad and family.Have a lot of great memories from the short track days.We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers.Keith and Traci Hinkein
Message from Chris Sauer
December 7, 2014 5:48 AM

I was just passing through Naples last winter, early spring and I wanted to find Billy Bigley jr's race shop. When I pulled up, Bill Sr. Was sanding on some body parts. We talked racing for a couple hours. I will treasure that always. A racers racer. Chris Sauer
Message from Len Berlin
December 6, 2014 3:58 PM

"When I read of Bill's passing it felt like I lost a family member - having know him longer than any of my own family. He gave me my first job in Naples back in the later 60's.
Enjoyed hearing the stories at the service. I will miss him stopping by once in a while just to chew the fat." -Len

Message from gary stone
December 6, 2014 6:53 AM

My condolences to the Bigley family. Bill was a great person and I will miss his valuable advice on jobs. Gary Stone
Message from Horace Rowe
December 5, 2014 6:28 PM

We are saddened to hear of Bill's passing. He will be deeply missed by friends, family and foes alike. Bill had a great wealth of knowledge that he shared with others. Due to a prearranged event, I may not be able to attend the memorial service. However, Bill will be in my thoughts and prayers.
Horace Rowe
Message from Structure Medical
December 5, 2014 1:38 PM

Structure Medical purchased the Blue & White Sympathy Standing Basket for the family of William P. Bigley.
Message from HVAC Supply, Inc.
December 5, 2014 10:56 AM

We were very saddened to hear of Bill's passing. Bill, Linda, Billy, and the whole Pen Air family have been great friends and supporters of us for many years. Our thoughts are with them and the whole family.
Walt, Matt, Toni, and Gib
HVAC Supply, Inc.
Message from Victor Getzloff
December 7, 2014 10:45 AM

We raced aginst Billy Jr when I was with Dick Trickle and respected Bill a lot our prayers go to the family. Vic & Donna Getzloff Mooresville, Nc.
Message from HVAC Supply, Inc.
December 5, 2014 10:25 AM

HVAC Supply, Inc. purchased the Blue & White Sympathy Floor Basket for the family of William P. Bigley.
Message from Matthew Kratochvil
December 5, 2014 10:19 AM

We were very saddened to hear of Bill's passing. The Bigley's and all of the Pen Air family have been great friends and supporters of us for many years. Our thoughts are with Linda, Billy and all of family.
From all of us at HVAC Supply.
Walter, Matt, Toni, and Gib
December 4, 2014 1:55 PM

White Standing Wreath was purchased for the family of William P. Bigley.
Message from Rodney Smith
December 4, 2014 11:12 AM

Linda, Billy,Kim, and Family
Sorry to hear this. My Thoughts and Prayers are with You. I will always remember Bill.

Rodney Smith
Message from E.Bernard Blackburn
December 4, 2014 8:57 AM

My thoughts and prayers are for all of you at this time. He will be missed. Bernie Blackburn
Message from TOM ELWOOD
December 4, 2014 7:44 AM

LINDA,
OUR HEARTFELT CONDOLENCES GO OUT TO YOU AND YOUR FAMILY.
TOM & MARYLIN ELWOOD
Message from William B Desmond Jr.
December 3, 2014 4:05 PM

Linda, Billy and family. I just learned yesterday of Bill's passing. Our Condolances to all in your time of grief. He was a super person and supported Billy and all in their racing endeavors. We had so many great memories with our ALL PRO Super Series where the #28 Team was instrumental in its success. Take comfort knowing he did no suffer but just went to sleep. We are keeping all of you in our prayers. Wish I were closer to be with you at this time Linda, Billy, Kim and all
Message from Phyllis Smith
December 2, 2014 10:32 AM

Linda, Billy and Kim,
I am so very sorry to hear about Bill. Please know that you are all in my thoughts and prayers. My memories will be of him at the old Collier County Race track, in the pits every Saturday night. And Linda at the gate. Sending my love and prayers.

Phyllis (Hinds) Smith
Message from FCI Homes, Inc.
December 2, 2014 9:37 AM

FCI Homes, Inc. purchased the Sympathy Arrangement In Basket (Large) - Multicolor Pastel Mixed Flowers for the family of William P. Bigley.
Message from Jim & Becky Smith
December 1, 2014 7:13 PM

Linda, Billy and entire Bigley family:
We are so saddened to hear of the passing of Bill, Sr. Please accept our deepest sympathy. He was a good man. May family, friends, and sweet memories bring you comfort.

Message from Carina Interian
December 1, 2014 5:52 PM

Bill will be greatly missed and I will always keep the memories of when we spent time talking about cars and racing . Bill was truly an amazing person and he will be missed . My condulonces go out to the bigley family , God bless from the Interian family ,(luis lift and equipment)
Message from Jill Blankenship
December 1, 2014 3:54 PM

Linda, Billy & Kim:
Words seem inadequate to express the sadness I feel about Bill's death. Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts. Keeping you in my thoughts & prayers.

Jill Blankenship
Message from Keith, Skip, Katie, Mark, JD
December 1, 2014 1:09 PM

Keith, Skip, Katie, Mark, JD purchased the Blue & White Sympathy Standing Spray for the family of William P. Bigley.
November 30, 2014 11:20 PM

Multicolor Bright Sympathy Standing Basket was purchased for the family of William P. Bigley.
Message from Jeff Hamner
November 30, 2014 10:08 PM

Our condolences to all of the Bigley family. Bill was a great friend that seemed more like family of our own. He will be greatly missed, I will cherish the memories of the time we spent together. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Linda, Billy and the entire family. God Bless The Hamners
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