Keith Ritchie Biggs
June 5, 1955 – December 11, 2015
Keith Biggs, 60, of College Station, passed away on Friday, December 11, 2015 in Bryan at St. Joseph Regional Health Center. Memorial service will be 2 p.m., Saturday, December 19, 2015, with a visitation beginning at 1 p.m. at St. Michael’s Academy Chapel, 2402 South College Avenue, Bryan, TX, corner of South College and Williamson Drive. Cremation services are in the care of Callaway-Jones Funeral Home and Crematory.
Keith was born in Wichita Falls, Texas on June 5, 1955. He was born to Elbert (Bob) Ritchie Biggs and Bethel Ann Moody Biggs, the second of two sons. He completed high school on his own and began his career as a mechanic early in life. Keith knew the value of hard work and strived to instill that lesson to his children Craig Ritchie Biggs and Tracy Leigh Biggs. These two children completed his life. He married Tracey Marshall on March 9, 2002, together they would share almost fourteen years of marriage. The wedding took place at Independence Baptist Church; it was storybook history lesson for all who attended. Keith was a man of few words but loved all he visited with. He delighted in the outdoors, camping, fishing, and cooking barbeque, traveling with family and friends, making his world famous brisket and crawfish. He will be forever remembered as the man who created his own spice. His favorite pastime growing up in Venezuela was motorcycle racing, where he became state champion in his racing class, along with cooking, NASCAR, and college football.
He is predeceased by his parents, Bob and Ann.
He is survived by his family, his wife Tracey Marshall Biggs; his son Craig Ritchie Biggs; his daughter Tracy Leigh Biggs; his brother Kirk Biggs and his wife Patty; his nephew Justin Biggs; and other close friends.
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I am so sorry to hear about Keith. My heart felt condolences to Tracey, Ritchie and Tracy! You are all in my thoughts and prayers. I will be thinking of all of you during this difficult time!! Sending lots and lots of love.
So saddened to hear about Keith. We all will recall him fondly. God bless
I’m very saddened by the loss of Keith. I enjoyed talking to and joking with him. Too young to die….,
My deepest sympathy to you Tracey and your family.
Condolences to the family from an old friend.We pray for comfort in this difficult time.We enjoyed many good times and memories together in Venezuela.May he rest in peace.
My sincere condolences on the passing of your husband. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
I know how much you loved Keith and I know how much you cared for him. God has taken him to his heavenly home and has given him a new body through Jesus Christ. He no longer suffers he rejoices in heaven and you will see him again someday.
I pray for you and your family through this very difficult time of bereavement. You know where to find me if there is anything that I can do for you.
With love in Christ,
I am so very sorry for your loss! My thoughts and prayers are with you, your children and family during this time. Please let me know if there is anything I can do for you.
Much love, Rae Lynn
I shall always remember Keith doing what he loved best: slicing up one of his delicious smoked briskets or BBQ ribs, hoisting a basket of spicy crawfish out of the boiling pot, sharing a humorous tale and a cold beer around an outdoor firepit, and willingly helping his friends whenever he was asked. My heart breaks for you, Tracey, Ritchie and Tracy Leigh – you who loved him best. May your special memories of him carry you through this difficult time. Rest assured, Keith will be well-remembered and missed by his many friends and cohorts. We hold you in our hearts.
Phyllis & family
So sorry to hear the sad news about Keith. He was one of my closest friends from 6th to 10th grade in Venezuela. Our families traveled to many motor-cross races together. Keith and I attended 10th grade at Escuela Bella Vista which was over an hour away from our homes. We were picked up in a station wagon with two seats in the very back, facing backwards. Those were our seats, his preference, so we rode backwards for a year.
Lots of good memories and I really don’t recall any bad ones. Sorry again.
Tracy, My deepest condolences on the passing of Keith…
My heart is broke for you and your family.
I send my Prayers, Peace, Blessings
Keith was a frequent visitor in our home in Venezuela as he grew up friends with our children.
We are very sadden to learn of his passing.
The Fotiades Family
Tracey and Family,
I am so very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time.
May he rest in peace.
We were just discussing Kiefer’s spice at Duddleys today. I will always remember Keith for more than his spice, I loved our conversations at Fitz’s and learned a lot from him. I wished I had gotten to see you more these last couple of years. My prayers are with Tracy and Ritchy and all the family.
I’m so very sorry for your loss. The family will be in my prayers.
Tracey and Family, I am so sorry for your loss of Keith. My thoughts and Prayers are with you all as you deal with such a big loss. I know you all loved him very much. May Keith Rest in The Arms of God. I am wishing Peace and love for your family going on.
So sorry to hear the sad news of Keith’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you Tracey.
Keith was a good and close friend to so many of growing up together in Venezuela, he will be missed by all who knew him. Many memorable times from grade school in Venezuela, through college in Austi and good times in Buchanan Dam TX. Long live the memory of Super Weenie my dear friend.
Dearest Tracey, there are no words to acknowledge the pain you must be experiencing now. All you can do now is to hold on to your Lord, family and friends ( two and four legged ones) one day you will be reunited again. Praying for you always!
Dear Tracey, Ritchie and Tracy,
We are so saddened to hear of Keith’s passing and all of you are in our thoughts and our hearts, especially during this time. Keith had a character of kindness, friendship, helping others and having fun. We remember many fun times with fondness and love. Hugs to all of you and wishing you strength in the days to come.
Steve and Nancy & family
Tracey, so sorry you are going through this at such a young age. Sending my love and prayers to you and your family. Love, Michele
I’m saddened to hear of Keith’s passing. We had not been close in later years, but were indeed a big part of each other’s lives growing up in Venezuela. Whether in school in Maracaibo, or riding motorcycles all over Tamare and Tía Juana or the rest of the Las Morochas/Ciudad Ojeda area, we did an awful lot of growing up together. I have fond memories of time spent with Keith and his family at the house in Campo United. I know that other oilfield kids will recall this special time as well. My condolences to all who knew and loved Keith.
Mrs. Biggs and Family,
I am very saddened by your loss. I knew Kieth as a young boy growing up in Venezuela.
My condolences to you and the family.
A kind and gentle man, always smiling and pleasant. A friend to everyone. Tracey, Ritchie & Tracy, my thoughts and prayers are with you all.
So sorry to hear of your loss, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family! Believe it or not, I still have a tiny bit of Keith’s seasoning for briskets–I use it sparingly because it is so good.
Although it has been a very long time since we knew each other while ex-pat kids in Venezuela, I remember you very well. Full of life and ambition (active) and fun-loving. I will cherish our fun times. I pray for you and your family and hope to meet up with you in the future in the heavenly kingdom where you can show us how to race motorcycles and not crash.
Dear Tracey and family-for those of us that grew up in Venezuela, we were one big family. It never matters how many years go by, we have so many good memories of the kids and families we grew up with. Keith was no exception. Always quick to smile & always riding by on a motorcycle. I did see him at several races. He was so accomplished in his class and loved what he did. We all hung out at the country club many, many times. He will be missed. Sorry to hear of his passing and I hope you and the family are at peace. Susana O’Docharty,
My dear Tracey, our thoughts are with you today.
Tracey we are so sorry for your loss know that we are thinking of you and all the family at this difficult time … Mel & Linda