Charles Lynn Wiggins, Sr.

September 09, 1928 - December 04, 2018

Charles Wiggins, Sr.

Charles Lynn Wiggins, Sr. died after a brief illness December 4, 2018. He was 90 years old at the time of his death. 

Charles was a South Park High School graduate who served his country proudly in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict and left service with the rank of Staff Sergeant. He was a lifelong resident of Beaumont, Texas, song writer, musician, armed forces veteran, and retiree, after 38 years, from Sears, Roebuck and Co. He taught first grade Sunday School at First Baptist Church of Beaumont for many years.

Charles is predeceased by his parents, James O. Wiggins and Mallie Sherman Wiggins, of Beaumont, his brothers, Jim, Bill, and Warren Wiggins, his sisters, Mittie Wiggins, Cynthia Myrtle Wiggins Reddell, Norma May Wiggins, and by his precious grandson, Blake Jackson Wiggins. 

Charles is survived by his beloved wife of sixty-eight years, Jane Frost Wiggins, of Beaumont, their daughter, Debbie King, and her husband, John King, of Coldspring, son, Charles Lynn Wiggins, Jr., and his wife, Marianne Wiggins, of Beaumont, much adored grandchildren, Katelyn King Fertitta, of Budapest, Hungary, Amber Barnes Elrod, of El Paso, Ashley Barnes Fowler, of Denver, Colorado, Shayna Wiggins Kendrick, of Bend, Oregon, Adam King, of Beaumont, and Kaleigh Wiggins Loera, of Beaumont. Charles also enjoyed keeping in touch with his many nieces and nephews.

Renamed “Pawpaw Guitar” by a great-grandchild, Charles was blessed with the God-given privilege of rejoicing in the births of eight great-grandchildren. 

Charles was known for his personal integrity, steadfast devotion to his family, and disarmingly witty sense of humor. He possessed a rich baritone voice and sang, while playing his guitar, with his sisters at South Park Baptist Church, in radio broadcasts during World war II, and on many occasions with and for his friends and family. Later in life, he began writing and then performing his songs at local venues. His children and grandchildren remember him especially for a love that never ends, always being available with labor, advice, tools, chicken soup, and chocolate milkshakes- but primarily for his unwavering belief that Jesus Christ was and is his personal Lord and Savior. 

A private memorial service will be held at a later time when all precious family members and dear friends can gather together to celebrate his life and legacy. 

Comments (1)

  • ken stevens

    06 December 2018 at 17:47 | #

    I know its hard to lose a loved one no matter the age may he rip


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