October 3, 1941 ~ May 17, 2018

Born in: Bryson City, NC,
Resided in: Leicester, North Carolina

Marvin "Woody" Wiggins, 76, of Leicester, died on Thursday, May 17, 2018, at the Memorial Campus of Mission Hospitals. A native of Bryson City, NC, Woody was a son of the late Elizabeth Woody Brock. He was also preceded in death by his step-daughter, Wendy Yarborough; sister, June Cook; and brothers, William and Tim Brock. Mr. Wiggins was a proud veteran of the U.S. Army, serving in the Vietnam War in communications. He later worked for many years as a pipe fitter. In "retirement," he owned and operated many convenience stores with his wife, Joyce. He is survived by his wife, Joyce Caldwell Wiggins; daughters, Angela Emory, Marvelene Lindsay (Tim), and Tammy Rigdon (Tommy); son, Woody Eugene Wiggins (Debbie); step-daughter, Rebecca Leicht (Eugene); step-son, David West (Vicki); sister, Brenda Neal (Jimmy); brothers, Harry Brock (Elizabeth L.) and Ron Brock; 10 grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, and many other family members. The funeral service for Mr. Wiggins will be held at 3:30 p.m. on Sunday at the Groce Funeral Home chapel on Patton Ave. Pastors Allen Rash and Ricky Townsend will officiate. His family will receive friends beginning at 2:00 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Interment will take place the following day at 11:00 a.m., Monday, at Forest Lawn Memorial Park with military honors performed by the North Carolina National Guard Honor Guard. Mr. Wiggins's family would like to express their thanks and gratitude to the entire staff of the Charles George VA Medical Center, particularly his nurses and Dr. Andreas.

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  1. Joyce and family you are in my thoughts and prayers. Praying God will wrap you in His wonderful comforting arms and grant you peace.

  2. Joyce, Becca, David, and all of the family.. Sending love and prayers..Woody will be missed.. He is with Jesus now and he is healed forever.. Psalm 46:10

  3. Dear Joyce, I was so sad to hear about Woody going on to glory. He is resting comfortable now, breathing on his on and glad to be with Jesus. We will miss him. I have to thank you and Woody for being such good friends to me and my family all these years. We’ll never forget that. If there is ever anything we can do for you and/or your family, please let us know! Much love, Marie and Bill

  4. Joyce,
    Our hearts were saddened when we heard the news of Woody’s passing. He and I had a wonderful conversation just a few weeks ago. I have always considered You and Him friends of this family. May God give You the strength
    and encouagement to live daily with the cherished memories that You and He had together. We Love You Both…


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