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Frank Bigger, former Mayor of Pocahontas, local businessman dies

POCAHONTAS - Frank Bigger, 77, businessman, rancher and former Mayor of Pocahontas passed away Friday, May 3.

Honest, Loyal, Industrious, Giving-- These are words that describe a friend to many. A family man to the end and a Godly human that tried to make Pocahontas, Randolph County and Arkansas a better place.

Benjamin Franklin Bigger II was born on February 16, 1942 to B.F. and Geneva Bigger. He is survived by his wife, Sandra Kaye (Reed) Bigger, of 55 years. The couple had two sons: Benjamin Franklin Bigger III and Brock Reed Bigger along with their respective wives, Robin and Kim. He had four grandchildren that he adored: Hannah, Benjamin, Katelyn, and Reed. He is also survived by an older brother, Robert “Bob” Bigger of Panama City, Florida and his wife, Jean.

He graduated from Pocahontas High School in 1960 and then went on to Arkansas State College where he earned an undergraduate business degree in 1964. After two years of employment in St. Louis working for the retail company E.J. Korvette, Bigger was drafted by the U.S. Army in 1966. After his honorable discharge in 1968, he went to work for the Magee Company in Pocahontas where he started out as salesman for the company.




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