John D. Giggy obituary

John D. Giggy Obituary

Dallas, Kansas, United States

May 05, 1944 - December 02, 2015

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John D. Giggy obituary

John D. Giggy Obituary

May 05, 1944 - Dec 02, 2015

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Giggy, John D. 71, of Bella Vista, AR passed away December 2, 2015, at Circle of Life in Bentonville, AR. He was born on May 5, 1944, in Duncan, OK to Burrton Keith Giggy and Mary Alma (Alley) Giggy. He grew up in Kansas where he attended grade school in Russell, graduated from high school in Great Bend and received a BA degree in art and psychology at Emporia State Teachers College. He worked for the Emporia Gazette and the Wichita Eagle and Beacon before becoming the advertising manager for Fleming Foods Wichita Division in 1968. His passion was his career with Fleming where he had the opportunity to work with some amazing people and live in various parts of the country for 34 years. In 2003, he went to work for Ivie & Associates out of Dallas and moved to Bella Vista having Sam's Club as a client. He retired in 2005, and joined the Bella Vista Fly Tyers and was an active member of Bella Vista Community Church serving on various boards. He enjoyed fishing, camping, boating, collecting guns and being with his family. He will forever be remembered for his sense of humor, being a great conversationalist, and a walking encyclopedia. John (Gig) is survived by his wife of 49 years, Mary Lou (Freund) Giggy of Bella Vista; one daughter, Laura (Gig) and her husband Steve Ferro of Gladstone, MO; one son, Chris (Gig) Giggy and his wife Amy of Wichita, KS; a brother, Keith (Tony) Giggy and his wife Kay of Chattanooga, TN; a sister, Darla (Gig) Jones and her husband John of Salina, KS; two granddaughters, Gabriella Ferro and Sophia Giggy; many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. A memorial service and celebration of life will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, December 19, at Bella Vista Community Church with Pastor Jeff Reed officiating. Memorials may be made to Bella Vista Community Church, Circle of Life Hospice, 1201 N.E. Legacy Pkwy, Bentonville, AR 72712, or Friends of Hobbs State Park-Conservation Area, Souls Harbor NWA, 1206 N. 2nd Street Rogers, AR 72756. Online condolences and memories shared may be made at www.funeralmation.com
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