Thomas Rexford Biggs, Jr (“Tom”), 70, of Orlando, Florida passed away at home on August 25, 2021.
Tom was born April 27, 1951 in Jonesboro, Arkansas. He traveled throughout his childhood and called many places home. He attended Virginia Tech and went on to have a highly successful and awarded career as a Professional Engineer, master planner and designer in transportation. Throughout his career, Tom served as a mentor to countless professionals through his willingness to share his intellect and low-keyed style of practice. He wrapped up his career as a Master Planner Principal with Walt Disney Imagineering and left his mark across Walt Disney World, Disneyland Paris, Hong Kong Disneyland and Disney Springs, as well as numerous projects in Florida and internationally. While educated as an architect, Tom was one a very few number of professionals to become a certified professional engineer without studying engineering in college. His design skills, artistic abilities, coupled with his engineering foundations put his concepts and designs second to none.
In his spare time, Tom was an excellent banjo player, historian and collector. He also had a love for photography, sailing, fly fishing, travel and cooking. Tom’s legacy lives on within every person who has had the opportunity to share a lovely dinner and intriguing story with him.
Tom was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas Rexford Biggs and Alynn Jane Biggs, and by his sister Debroah Littlefield. Tom leaves behind his three children, Thomas Matthew Biggs (Jennifer), Kate Milton (Jason), and John Biggs; three grandchildren, Thomas Alexander Biggs, Wyatt Milton and Caroline Milton and his beloved dog, Earl.
A graveside service is planned for September 17, 2021 at 10:00am. Services will be held Glen Haven Cemetery (2300 Temple Dr, Winter Park, FL 32789). The family will plan a celebration of life following the graveside service.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the ALS organization in his honor, in an effort for the ongoing quest to find a cure for ALS. https://www.als.org/donate