Dateline: August 7, 2008

Delmar 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 eight nephews.

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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