John Todd Bigham


John Todd Bigham
John Todd Bigham

John Todd Bigham, 53, of Amarillo, TX passed away on July 17, 2022.

John Todd Bigham was born July 15, 1969, in Canyon, TX., to his parents Linda and John Bigham.
Todd attended Amarillo schools and graduated from Tascosa High School, Class of 1987. He acquired an Associate’s degree from Amarillo College, a BA degree from UT Dallas, and a Master’s degree from Texas Tech University. Todd worked in the field of Special Education where his heart and passion enriched the lives of many students.
Todd and Lori Medanich married on November 5, 2005, at the Original Chapel of First Baptist Church, Amarillo, TX. The arrival of their precious daughter, Madison Gray Bigham, in 2011 completed their family of three with much joy and adoration. Todd and his family shared membership at St. Stephen United Methodist Church.
Those preceding Todd in death were his parents, and grandparents, Helen and Dean Bigham, and Deena and James Cobb.
Todd is survived by his wife, Lori, their daughter, Maddie, and his in-laws, Jo Beth and Daniel Walsch. Other surviving family members include his sister, Hayden McKinney, niece Katie, nephew Jameson, and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins. Todd also had many special friends.
Todd was deeply loved and will be sorely missed. Lori and Maddie wish to thank family and friends for all their love and support. In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made to Benefit Education Account #2535 for Madison Bigham, First Bank Southwest, 2401 S. Georgia, Amarillo, TX 79109 (Attn: Risa 806-355-9661), or to one’s favorite charity.
Todd’s memorial service will be at 10:30 am, Tuesday, July 26, 2022, at St. Stephen United Methodist Church, 4600 S. Western St, Amarillo, TX. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors.
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18 Replies to “John Todd Bigham”

  1. Great person. Good heart.
    Real blessing for me to have crossed paths with him. Condolences to the family. May God give you comfort.

  2. I have known Todd for almost 20 years. I enjoyed when he brought us paraprofessional goodie bags just to say I know your worth and hard workers. And he was always smiling. And I enjoyed Maddie smile when she brought me Girl Scout cookies to my house. Todd always talked about his family and how proud he was of them. I switched schools and so I didn’t see him as much last year. He always fought for his students. He will be greatly missed. I will miss his smile, his love for his job and family. Sending you hugs ,love and prayers for peace.

  3. I went to school with Todd at tascosa.but it was years later the we became better friends.Todd always had a funny and sometimes sharp response to everything I said…he was avery smart and fun friend that has left this world too prayers and thoughts go to his wife and to Hayden,I’m so sorry about your families loss,,he will be missed.

  4. I am sending love to all of the family. Although I didn’t know him well, I knew him through loving stories. I am so sorry to not be there to celebrate his life in person, but I will be watching the service online. I am praying that being together and celebrating him will bring those who loved him a small amount of peace.

  5. I will always remember Todd for his laughter. My best memory together with my dear nephew in SugarLand at Nana (Dena) and Grandad (Jimmy) Cobb’s house hunting alligator gar. We caught one and screams of laughter began. Never forget!
    He loved his family anf his pups
    I always hold you dear to my heart. DK

  6. Todd and I were classmates and graduates of the 1987 class at Tascosa High School. I am saddened by the loss of yet another good friend from my Rebel days. My prayers and condolences to the family. Rest in peace, Todd.

    1. I am so very sorry for his family. I grew up with Todd and have been friends with the family for over 30 years. He will be missed. Hayden, I am so sorry for your loss and praying for Todd’s wife and child.

  7. We met Todd through an AISD meeting called ARD for our son, and Todd wen out of his way to help our son get his needs met, we love the family outings, the classes it takes a special person with passion and charisma to work with kids on the spectrum and he had that and then some we will miss him dearly our hearts go out to his family and loved ones .

  8. First time I met Todd He was in Brazil in a Mission Trip sharing about Jesus and his Love for mankind. It was a privilege to help him translating portuguese to his language and see his Love for people. Rest in peace my brother.

  9. Todd took his driving test in Dallas. The trooper docked him a few points for not speeding. He got on the freeway and chose to go the speed limit instead of matching the speed of surrounding traffic. Trooper said that was unsafe. Story stuck with me for some reason over the years. Rest In Peace Todd!

  10. I went to school with both his parents and loved them both. I know they are together and celebrating at this moment Many blessings

  11. His grandfather John Bigham was one of my best friends in hi school.
    Never met Todd but still feel a connection.
    My deepest condolences.
    John Dean Bigham was an exceptional person.

  12. Todd you will be missed dearly. I will miss you sweet smile and greetings at Amarillo High. Prayers for your family.

  13. This is very sad news. I was on the speech team with him at Tascosa, and we graduated in the same class. My heart goes out to his family.

    1. ❤️
      Very sad news indeed.
      We are all more alike than we are different:
      We all experience the same things.
      Everything we experience is only temporary:
      There are better days ahead.
      Please unload our burdens on those around us.
      When we hurt and suffer,
      everyone around us hurts and suffers.

      Everything is going to be okay.

      If we can just share and laugh and cry about these painful, little jolts that are in all of our lives.

      . . .
      Praying for only great things to come from such a monumental loss.

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