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Kenneth Richard Bigley, Jr.

June 7, 1956 — June 26, 2022


Kenneth Richard Bigley, Jr. “Kenny”, 66, of Negley, OH departed this mortal coil on June
26, 2022, at his home.
Kenny was born on June 7, 1956, to Margie (Felix) Lewis and Kenneth Bigley, Sr. in
Youngstown, OH.
He was the oldest of five siblings as well as having several stepsiblings. He was married
four times and had three children and six stepchildren.
Kenny had grown up in Austintown, attending school there, through the 8th grade, prior
to moving to East Palestine. He graduated from East Palestine High School, Class of 1974
and later attended YSU.
He was a multi-certified welder and member of the Steel Workers Union. In addition to
this he was an accomplished artist, in the mid 90’s you couldn’t walk through East
Palestine without seeing someone wearing one of his air-brushed t-shirts.
He was an avid Beatles fan and collector, but his two greatest loves were his yellow lab,
“Buddy” and Butterscotch candies.
He is survived by: His mother, Margie of Columbiana; his sisters, Elaine (Smile) Richards,
also of Columbiana, and Judy (Rocky) Morris of Meridian, ID; a brother, Martin “Buck” El
Sass, of Columbiana; a half-sister Barbara Bigley of Struthers, OH; his three children,
Amanda (John) Minerd of East Palestine, Keith Bigley of New Waterford, and Margie
(Bigley) Gishbaugher of East Palestine; stepdaughter Brenda Gorby of Negley; many
nieces and nephews; and several grandchildren.
He is proceeded in death by his father Kenneth, Sr., his brother Keith R. Bigley, a half-
brother Ken Bigley, stepdaughter Melissa Gorby, and his wife Vickie (Gorby) Bigley to
whom he’d been married for 16 years.
Cards for the family may be sent to the First Church of Christ, 20 W Martin St, East
Palestine, OH 44413 or donations to the Caring Hands food pantry, at the church, may
also be made and would be appreciated.
There will be no calling hours or service at this time. The family will have a private
memorial, at a later date.
Arrangements are entrusted to the Wm Nicholas Funeral Home & Cremation Services
614 Warren Ave. Niles, OH 44446.

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