Dateline: August 7, 2008
Gene Wiggs, 67, died Saturday, August 2, 2008, in Clarendon.
Services were held at 10:00 a.m.
on Wednesday, August 6, 2008, at the First Baptist Church in Clarendon
with Rev. Darrell Burton, pastor of the Martin Baptist Church,
officiating. Burial followed at Citizens Cemetery in Clarendon. Services
were under the arrangement of Robertson Funeral Directors of Clarendon.
Delmar was born October 24, 1940,
in Benton, Ill. to Delmar and Mildred Smith Wiggs. He married Diana Lela
Page on December 26, 1959, at Benton, Ill. He and his family moved from
West Frankfort, Ill., to Clarendon 26 years ago where Delmar was a
telephone technician and installer for GTE and Valor prior to his
retirement. Delmar was a member of the Clarendon Volunteer Fire
Department, where he received the Rookie Fireman of the Year, and also
volunteered with the EMS. He had served as President of the Clarendon
Little League and had been a City Alderman. He was a member and a deacon
at the Martin Baptist Church. Delmar also filled in where he was needed as
a Baptist minister. He was a US Army veteran of the Vietnam War.
He was preceded in death by his
parents; three brothers, Gary and Orville Wiggs and Jim Webb; and four
sisters, Rita Polson, Nancy Owens, Martha Cressey, and Barbara Holley.
Survivors include his wife, Diana
Wiggs; one daughter, Lynn Wiggs of College Station; one son, Billy Wiggs
of Clarendon; five sisters, Mae Bullington of Christopher, Ill., Alice
Greenwood of Benton, Ill., Dian Wiggs of Springfield, Ill., Hazel McHanney
of Chicago, Ill., and Kay Baylor of Christopher, Ill.; three nieces; and
The family requests memorials be
made to the Clarendon Volunteer Fire Dept., PO Box 364, Clarendon, Texas
79226 or the American Parkinsonís Disease Association, 135 Parkinson
Ave., Staten Island, NY 10305.
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