OBITUARY

John Fincher Wiggins Jr.

May 7, 1952May 30, 2020

John F. Wiggins Jr. passed away Saturday, the 30th of May, 2020. He was born May 7th, 1952 and was 68 years of age. He was a 1970 graduate of Model High School and a 2000 graduate of Shorter College. He was employed for many years by the Dickey Seed Plant and enjoyed hunting, being an avid gun collector. He was preceded in death by his two sisters, Laura Gentry and Alicia Gross, and his brother James Wiggins. He is survived by his two nieces, Kaela Huffman and Ellie Gross. A graveside service will be at Oaknoll Memorial Gardens on Monday, June 8, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. Daniel's Funeral Home has charge of the arrangements.

Services

  • Graveside Service

    Monday, June 8, 2020

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John Fincher Wiggins Jr.

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Jack Dickey

June 6, 2020

John was a valuable and trustworthy member of Dickey Seed International for some thirty years. Starting out as a part-time helper right after graduating from Model High, and continuing through his college years, he then came to work full time upon graduating from Southern Technical Institute. John soon rose to the position of plant manager of the Company's Pinson Road facility.

While working at Dickey Seed he earned another degree in Business Management from Shorter College. John was also a licensed commercial electrician and a licensed Federal firearms merchant. Even with all these varied interests, John never ever let the seed plant, that he had helped build, get behind with its work. Each Fall when the Company's 23,000 acres were harvested, John had that seed plant in tip top shape... ready to process all those seed, and have them ready for the upcoming spring planting season. In its heyday, Dickey Seed Intl. was the largest provider of Certified Seed east of the Mississippi. And, much of the credit for this achievement goes to John Wiggins.

Very simply... John got things done; always finished the job on time and got it done in the right way. Many of us are better off because John Fincher Wiggins, Jr. came our way.

Reno Lambert

June 3, 2020

I never knew you but found you early Saturday morning. You passed away as you were putting flowers on your relatives grave and I pray that you rest in peace. God bless you and those you left behind.

Andrea and Andrew Edmondson

June 3, 2020

A huge loss for our family, a kind and loving person who will be sorely missed. Our sincere condolences.
The Edmondson’s