Eddie Doyle Wiggins was born April 28, 1933 to Horace Mangum Wiggins and Mattie Pearl Culpepper Wiggins in Jamestown, Louisiana.
He went to be with the Lord on April 22, 2022 at the age of 88, just 6 days shy of his 89th Birthday.
He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers Dewey Wiggins, Ben Wiggins, Lorris Wiggins and his sister Betty Jo Walker. His loving wife of 67 years Louise Boyter Wiggins, and son David Lynn Wiggins. Daughter-in-law Tanya Marie Orr Wiggins, granddaughter Keri Nicole Wiggins, grandson Jason Wiggins, and great grandson Link Kraus.
Left to treasure his memory is his sister Mary and husband Charlie Wolfe, sister-in-laws Donna Wiggins and Peggie Wiggins; son Ron and wife Jana, son D’Wayne, daughter Karen Shepard and daughter-in-law Robin Wiggins. 11 grand children, 30 great grand children, 2 great great grand children, many cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends.
Eddie was born to a family of 4 brothers and 2 sisters that were raised on a farm in Jamestown, Louisiana where the family grew cotton and beans. The family had to pull together after his father passed away when he was 12 years old. Later in his teen years his mother moved the family to Shreveport, Louisiana where Eddie attended Byrd High School and enjoyed ROTC and met his bride to be, Louise.
Eddie and Louise had a very short honeymoon before he was drafted into the Army as a cook and a welder, then shipped off to Korea for almost 2 years. After returning home to meet his new son, Ron, and start living life with his bride, they would spend a few more years living in Shreveport where Eddie worked for the Railroad as a switchman. They welcomed there 2nd son, David.
He was offered a job with Mobile Oil Company. They moved the family to Sulphur, Louisiana where they soon welcomed a 3rd son, D’Wayne. Eddie had a new job venture with Tenneco Oil; the company moved them to Houston where Karen, their 4thchild was born. He was able to attend University of Houston to help further his career.
Eddie spent the next 20 years with Tenneco when he retired in the early 80’s. After retiring he owned a janitorial service and later a radiator shop. Slowing life down a pace gave Eddie time to start reaching some of his dreams such as becoming a minister and attended Liberty Bible College in Florida.
In his spare time Eddie enjoyed time with family, camping, golfing, fishing, wood working, playing softball with a church league, singing and playing the guitar and harmonica.
Pallbearers will be Micah Wiggins, Christopher Wiggins, Timothy Wiggins, Stephen Wiggins, Jonah Wiggins, Johnathon Wiggins, and honorary Joshua Wiggins
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