Doris was born on March 19, 1926 to Merrill and Neena Flenniken in Lamesa, Dawson County, Texas. Doris was the oldest to brothers B.W. “Red” Flenniken, Ronnie and Dale Coon.
Doris enjoyed basketball and roller-skating before graduating Salutatorian in 1944 from Klondike. In August, 1944, Doris married John Alfred Jackson and had a son, Jimmy Juan Jackson. After divorcing, Doris later met and married Joe Bob Biggerstaff in February, 1949, and had a son, Joe E. “Joey” Biggerstaff. Doris followed Joe Bob as he worked in the oilfields in West Texas and later settled in Odessa. Doris kept the books for the gas station Joe Bob had and later, delivered dry cleaning. During that time, a position for a seamstress became available and Doris established herself as an alteration specialist. In 1977, Joe Bob and Doris retired From Odessa Industrial Casting and moved to Kingsland on Lake LBJ in 1978. Doris enjoyed traveling after retirement with Joe Bob, her sons and grandchildren, including touring with Hawaii on Ice and traveling across the US. Doris became a member of the First Baptist Church in Kingsland, attended Sunday school, Ruth Bible class and was an avid volunteer for Share the Harvest.
She is survived by her son, Jimmy Jackson of Kingsland, Texas, daughter in law, Nancy Biggerstaff of Marble Falls, Texas; grandchildren, Jeanette Soefje and husband Garry of Leesville, Texas, and Joel Biggerstaff of Marble Falls, Texas; great-grandchildren, James, Joey, Johnny, Jim, Amy, Greg and Amanda; great-great-grandchildren, Gavin, Kylee, and Quinn; brother, B.W. “Red” Flenniken and wife Cly. Numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and lifelong friend Harry Bizzell also survive.
Doris was preceded in death by husband, Joe Bob; son, Joey Biggerstaff; brothers Ronnie and Dale Coon.
Visitation will be 5:00-7:00 P.M. Thursday, August 6, 2020 at Putnam Funeral Home in Kingsland, Texas. Funeral services will be 10 A.M. Friday, August 7, 2020 in the Putnam Funeral Home Chapel with interment to follow at Lakeland Hills Memorial Park in Burnet, Texas.
The family requests donations be made in Doris’ name to Texas Home Health Hospice, 3520 Executive Center Drive #320, Austin, Texas 78731 or the charity of your choice. A special thank you to Fran St. Peter, Stephanie Roberts, and the entire staff of Texas Home Health Hospice for their dedication and care through this difficult time.
Doris’ care entrusted to Putnam Funeral Home and Crematory, 145 Texas Avenue, Kingsland, Texas 78639. (325)388-0008
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