2023ObituariesRichard Allyn Bigelow

November 24, 2023by SealeUser6

Richard Allyn Bigelow, 76, of Denham Springs, LA, passed away Friday, November 24, 2023. Richard served his country faithfully in the United States Air Force for 21 years before retiring. He then worked for 20+ years as an Air Traffic Controller for the F.A.A. before retiring from there. He enjoyed body building, playing tennis, archery and anything being active, but his true joy was being with his family. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend and will be missed dearly by all who knew him. He is survived by his wife, Xiujie Wang Bigelow; children Yoko Weber, Alan Bigelow, and Jason Zhou and wife, Shirley Lu; grandchildren, Beau and Victoria Weber and their father, Sonny Weber; sister, Kathy Cheney; as well as many other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Lester and Eleanor Bigelow. A visitation will be held at Seale Funeral Home, Denham Springs, Tuesday, November 28, from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. A graveside service will be held at a Louisiana National Cemetery, Friday, December 8, at 1 p.m. with Naval Funeral Honors.




  • Hong Joo, Min, Joy and Joie

    November 28, 2023 at 12:36 pm

    It’s a pleasure to know Richard. He was the first few that reached out to us when we first came to Baton Rouge. His warmth and thoughtfulness has left a deep impression with us. Richard readily invited us to his house and our family loved his Mexican (Italian) Spaghetti. Over the years, we found him to be a faithful follower of Christ – always willing to serve in church and fully committed to studying the word of God. We have learnt much from him. He was a dear friend and we will truly miss him.
    Hong Joo, Min, Joy and Joie


  • Daniel Jackson

    November 26, 2023 at 7:45 pm

    I got to know and serve with Richard. He was a sweet man, always ready to help, and very fit! We played tennis together. Richard, I thank God for your witness for Jesus.


  • Daniel Jackson

    November 26, 2023 at 7:38 pm

    It was a pleasure to know and serve with Richard. A sweet man, very fit! We had fun playing tennis. Richard, I thank God for your witness for Jesus.


  • Kathy Cheney

    November 26, 2023 at 4:30 pm

    My life will never be the same without my big brother Ricky…he was my rock and always gave me great advice when needed and we loved each other so very much!! In my heart forever.., πŸ’•πŸ’•


  • XIN LU

    November 25, 2023 at 12:59 am

    Deepest sympathies. We are so sorry for the loss.

    XIN LU with wife YANGUANG GUO


  • Dennis Williamson

    November 25, 2023 at 12:14 am

    Richard was a true friend to me when I joined the church . We participated in many church functions together and also had outings together to keep active . He was a tower of strength to his wife and his children I will miss him.


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