James Edward Bigmeat II, 44, passed away unexpectedly on Aug. 9, 2013 from injuries sustained from a vehicle accident while traveling in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. James is originally from Flint, Mich., but made Cherokee his home for several years. James is the son of James Edward Bigmeat and Norma Molina Bigmeat.
James is survived by his wife, Angie Murphy Bigmeat; children, Isaiah King Bigmeat, Mark Sequoyah Bigmeat, James Wally Bigmeat, Mykeal Kenny and Gracie Murphy; one grandchild, Mykela Kenny. Also surviving are brother, Matthew Daniel Bigmeat; sisters, Elizabeth Guerra Bigmeat and Crystal Lynn Waldroup. James also leaves behind two special people whom he considered his parents, Leroy and Rechanda Bigmeat Waldroup as well as three nephews and one niece.
A visitation will be held on Thursday, Aug. 15 at Rocksprings Baptist Church starting at 9am. James will remain at the church until hour of service on Friday, Aug. 15 at 11am. Pallbearers are Matthew Daniel Bigmeat, Patrick Kazhe, Leroy Patton Waldroup, Michael Aaron Bigmeat, Jeff Murphy and Robert Hutchinson. Pastor Greg Morgan will officiate.
Long House Funeral Home assisted family with arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, family has requested donations to help with the funeral costs. Donations of any amount can be made to, Long House Funeral Home, 407 Wolftown Rd, Cherokee NC, 28719.