Retired Master Sergeant, Harold Chadwick Wiggins, 67, of Vine Grove, KY passed away peacefully on Wednesday, June 17th, 2020 in Indianapolis, Indiana.
He was born on October 25,1952 in Plymouth, Indiana. After High School he joined the Army in 1971, then married the love of his life, Gail in 1972. During his 22-year career as an Airborne Paratrooper, Mr. Wiggins was assigned to ARSOFE (Army Special Operations Europe) in Bad Tölz, Germany, then from 1989 to 1993 he was assigned to ARSOC in Fort Bragg, North Carolina where he retired. He also, proudly served in Operation Desert Shield and Operation Desert Storm in 1991 & 1992, along with his son. In 1993, he started a career as an Over the Road Truck Driver. He served as a Terminal Manager for Hornady Trucking for over 8 years in Elizabethtown, Kentucky, and was a dedicated driver for W.R. Grace/Keenan Advantage in Indianapolis from 2001 until his passing. His CB handle was “Joker”, and those who knew him, knew he was a Big Jokester. Harold and his belated wife Gail, had a deep passion for Bluegrass Music, RVing and Cruising. In his past-time he enjoyed wood-working and spending quality time with his family. He also enjoyed shooting darts at the VFW, where he was a lifetime member of VFW Post #10281, Vine Grove, KY. He valued a person by their work ethic and was prideful of his children and their successes, whether it was great or small.
He was proceeded in death by his wife, Gail Irene Wiggins, his father, Everette Wiggins, Jr., his paternal grandparents, Everette Wiggins, Sr & Ines Wiggins, maternal grandparents, Ocee Weaver & Mary Weaver; a nephew, Leslie “Les” Cross, II; and a sister in law, Gina Wiggins.
He was survived by his three children, Brad Wiggins & his husband, Matthew of Vine Grove, KY, Angela Miles-Merrick & her wife, Rachel of Louisville, KY, Rebecca Smith of Vine Grove, KY; two grandchildren, Lilian Dewey, of Vine Grove, KY, Grayson Merrick, of Louisville, KY; his mother, Jewell Wiggins of Dowagiac, Michigan; three brothers, Charles Wiggins & his wife, Roberta of Skandia, MI, Mark Wiggins, Michael Wiggins & his wife, Patti all from Dowagiac, MI; two sisters, Sally Owen, & her husband, Ed of Dowagiac, MI, Cynthia Wiggins-Rutherford & her husband Gary of Hammond, Indiana. He also had a host of nieces, nephews, great nieces & nephews, and great-great nieces & nephews.
Visitation will be from 12:00 PM until 8:00 PM Thursday and from 10:00 AM until 12:00 PM Friday at Chism Family Funeral Home, Vine Grove, KY.
Funeral services for Mr. Wiggins will be held at 12:00 PM, Friday, June 26th, 2020 at the chapel of Chism Family Funeral Home, Vine Grove, KY. Burial will follow at the North Hardin Memorial Gardens, Radcliff, KY with full Military Honors.
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