Charles Leonard Wiggins

NEWPORT NEWS - Charles Leonard Wiggins, 61, passed on the 14th of July, ending a courageous battle with cancer. He was a lifelong Peninsula resident, graduated from N.N.H.S. in 1962. He was an Army veteran. He earned a degree from Old Dominion University in 1967 as well as a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Hampton Institute in 1973. He retired from Civil Service after 31 years. He was a Senior Systems Analyst for Unidyne until June this year. He was rewarded with a government patent in 1997. He was also a Master Electrician. He was a member of Parkview Baptist Church and served as a Sunday School teacher and Chairman of the Finance Committee. He is survived by his wife of 37 years, Rose Wiggins; daughters, Charlene, Kari, Cathlene and her husband, Cory; grandchildren, Casey and Cory Jr., all of Newport News. Besides his mother, Dorothy Wiggins, he is also survived by his sisters, Phyllis Dees of Colonial Heights, Rebecca Wiggins of Va. Beach, and brothers, A. James Wiggins Jr. of Prince George and Walter Wiggins of Hampton. A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. July 31, at Parkview Baptist Church in Newport News by Rev. Biermann. Following the service, the family will receive friends in the church social hall. In lieu of flowers, the family request memorial contributions to be made to Relay for Life.

Published in the Daily Press on 7/15/2004.

To the family of Charles Wiggins....May it help to know that others understand and care and are remembering you with special thoughts during this sad time.
Also from NNHS Class of 1962
Brownie Shaffer Haracivet (St. Thomas, Virgin Islands) - July 15, 2004
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Rose, my deepest sympathy goes out to you and the girls. We have been keeping tabs on Charley's condition through your Mom and Ray. I am truly sorry for your loss. At last he is at peace.
With love, your cousin Gail.
Gail Shepard Craun (Chester, VA ) - July 15, 2004
 
My deepest condolences in the loss of your loved one. May the Lord shine on you and help lift your spirits during this time of sadness.
Bill Brewster (Va. Beach, VA ) - July 15, 2004
 
Rose - David & I are so sorry for your loss. Please know that you and your family are in our prayers. You both have always been very special people to us. He will be missed, but is not suffering any more and is at peace. Love David & Marty
Marty McCoy (Newport News, VA ) - July 15, 2004
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Rose and daughters, We were truly saddened by the news that Charlie had died. We want to extend our deepest sympathy to you all. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. He was a wonderful person and I know he will be missed by everyone who knew him.
Wayne & Barbara Kerlin (Fincastle, VA ) - July 15, 2004
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Rose & Family....It saddens me to know that Charles has left this earth. I will be praying for you & your family that God will give you the strength that you need to carry on. We all know that Charles is in a better place now. I really didn't ever get to know him, I only knew he was my cousin. When I was a child I only saw him passing, mostly @ Grandmother Womble's house & later on he never had much to say. I was very happy to read his obituary & see that he was active in church life, but most of all, he was a Christian. May God Bless you & your family. I am sure Charles will be greatly missed by all.
JOHN 5:24
Judith Walker/Brett (Newport News, VA ) - July 15, 2004