Ferris "Bud" Bigger

South Branch, Michigan
October 9, 1945 - January 17, 2020

Obituary Notice

Ferris E. “Bud” Bigger, age 74, of South Branch, MI passed away at his home on Friday, January 17, 2020. He was born in Lewiston, MI on October 9, 1945 to Ferris & Virginia (Cheney) Bigger. He was in the U.S. Army from 1965-1968 serving in Viet Nam. He married Judy Ann Henry on April 6, 1968 in Otisville, MI. They lived in Otisville for 10 years prior to moving to the South Branch area. He retired from General Motors in 1981.

Bud liked to watch NASCAR, hunt, fish, go to Mud Jam, watch westerns on TV, and have coffee with friends each morning. He belonged to the Mason Lodge in North Branch and was a firefighter with the Goodar Township Fire Department.

Bud is survived by his wife of nearly 52 years, Judy of South Branch; daughters, Venus (Ronny Smith) Kumar of Okemos, Cheryl (Byron) Birkenbach of Hale; son, Scott Bigger of Hale; 12 grandchildren, 1 great grandchild; sisters, Beverly Rodabaugh of Millington, Vicki Hutchison of Otter Lake, Kathy (Bill) Rase of Prescott, Darlene Hutchison of Newberry; several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Cora Parks, Dorothy Barber, Noreen Holloway; grandson, Johnathan Hamilton.

Per family wishes cremation has taken place and memorial service will be held at a later date. Arrangements were entrusted to the Buresh Funeral Home in Hale. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.bureshfuneralhomes.com


Judy, Cheryl and Scott
So sorry for your loss. Bud will be missed greatly by all who had the pleasure of knowing him. RIP Bud.
— Deb & Rhonda
Rest in peace my friend
— Justin
Sorry to hear of your loss. Condolences to you and your family.
— Huck and Melissa Cudney
You have the O'Connor family deepest condolences. He will be missed by us he was a great friend of ours. God is good all the time and he put you in our lives. May God be with you and your family during this difficult time.
— Karen O'CONNOR
Our condolences, Judy. We hope to hear when the memorial is. Feels like an era has closed with his loss! Our love and respect. Mike and Jess Hilliker
— Jessica Hilliker
So sorry to hear of Buds passing , he was a life long friend and will be greatly missed by our family . Sending love and prayers to Judy and family .
— Kristie & Ron Heal
Our Thoughts and Prayers go out to all of the Bigger Family,May you Rest In Peace Bud
— Rick Barnes
Our condolences, Judy and family. Prayers for all of you.
— Denny & Linda Rohn- Chain Lake Dr.
So very sorry to hear about Bud,he will be missed by all,such a devoted man to the community.R.I.P.
— Bob Dailey
Judy, so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. God is great and will be with you. May Bud rest in peace.
— Juanita Sarkody
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the entire Bigger family. So very sorry for your loss. Cheri & Jeff Short.
— Cheri Short
So sorry to hear about your loss Judy Cheryl Venous and Scott. You have my sincere sympathy.
— Larry Schulze
Judy, so sorry for the loss of the love of your life. Have never forgotten the visits we had.
— Vicki Mathews
RIP Buddy-Bigger "03"
— Tina

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