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William “Willy” Wiggins

June 9, 1925 - November 21, 2020

William “Willy” Wiggins, age 95, of Middletown, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Saturday, November 21, 2020.

Born in Odessa, DE on June 9, 1925, he was the son of the late John Wesley Wiggins and Ida Lote. Willy attended Redding Middle School and proudly served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He devoted 20 years of service with New Castle County as a truck driver. Following retirement, Willy started his grass cutting business, Wiggins Lawn Care, where he made many friends. In his spare time, he liked playing cards, especially pinochle, with family, friends, and his best friend, James Blackson. Willy enjoyed riding around town in his Cadillac. Most of all, he loved spending time with his family.

In addition to his parents, Willy was preceded in death by his children, Diane Henry, JoAnn Collins, Alvin Wiggins, Douglas Wiggins, and Donald Wiggins. He is survived by his loving wife of 23 years, Laura LaVerne Thomas; children, Mary Ann Biddle, Kenneth Wiggins, Tyrell Thomas (Jennifer), Doris Wiggins, Tina Wiggins and Ursula Merkerison; brother, James Lote; many grandchildren, great grandchildren, and several great great grandchildren.

All services will be held privately.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to assist with funeral expenses to Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 275 East Main Street, Middletown, DE 19709.

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15 Condolences for William “Willy” Wiggins

  • You will be greatly missed. Thanks Mr. Willy for everything. Rest in peace much love ❤️

  • Deepest Condelences To All You. He had A Special place in my heart with his kind words of encouragement and truth. Rest with the Angels of Middletown, I know there Smiling Seeing You Coming !

  • To the Wiggins Family, It is with great sadness that we extend our heartfelt sympathy to you and your family. Mr. Willy was like one of our family. He drove for D&G Taxi Service for many years and we appreciate all that he had done. He was a kind person and I know my dad will miss him dearly. We pray God’s love and peace over you all. Sadly submitted, Ursala Garnett

  • Sending prayers and condolences to the family. Sorry for your loss. Heavenly Father please wrap your arms around this family in this difficult time. He never makes a mistake he only takes the BEST! 💔

  • You will be greatly missed. My heart goes out to your family. Love always Joy

  • To Laura and family I miss seeing Mr Willy sitting in the gazebo and know absent from the body is to be present with the Lord. Be bessed Sandy.

  • To the Wiggins family, You are in our thoughts and prayers. Mr. Willie will greatly be missed.

  • I will truly Miss This Man , I had the pleasure of really getting to know the most funniest man may God continue to watch over him

  • DADDY WE WERE ON E LOST BUT GOD FOUND YOU FOR ME, OH WHAT A JOY IT WAS. I WILL LOVE YOU FOREVER AND A DAY! MAY GOD KEEP YOU UNTIL WE COME TOGETHER AGAIN. YOU WERE A GREAT LOVING FATHER TO ME….

  • Laura, Tyrell, and Ty’Naijah, there are no words that I can express to ease your sorrow. I’m so sorry to hear about Mr. Willie but he’s at peace now. Just know that God hears all prayers and can feel your heart with the void. My deepest condolences be blessed and be strong. Mr. Willie you will be missed.

  • God bless you and may heaven smile upon you.

  • Peace blessings and love to the Wiggins family in the loss of Willie he was a kind soul whenever I was cutting grass he would stop by chit chat for a moment and give words of encouragement mom and I we’ll miss him

  • R.I.P.Cousin Willie my deepest condolences to the family. I will miss seeing in the mornings at WAWA or just driving around town. David and Daniel were heartbroken to hear of your passing, they will really miss you. Thank you for being there for them. Prayers of Peace and Comfort, you will be greatly missed.

    Love,
    Elizabeth Sadler Boyer

  • Sending my prayers to you all! Mr. Willie you will truly be missed. God have truly gained a beautiful angel. I will make sure Nai stay on the right path and never forget you. We love you Rip Big Fox
    Love Always,
    Courtney

  • Love you pop willy.
    rest easy with much love to the family. Keep y’all head up. He always got his eye on all of us. Pop willy give me mom and my aunt and little cousin a hug and kiss for us down here…..