James "Dewey" Wiggins (1927 - 2018)

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  • "Rest in Peace Uncle Dewey. We all love you and miss you."
    - Jean Wendt
  • "James Dewey Wiggins was my precious uncle and I loved him..."
    - Jean Wendt
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Husband, dad, grandpa and friend, Jim (Dewey) Wiggins was a man of many titles and wore each with so much honor, love, and integrity. His life was filled with an abundance of joy and love that he taught to all of us through his character. He worked hard to provide for his family. All of Jim's childhood was spent in the northwest panhandle area of Florida. He served a short stint in the U.S. Army before returning home to help with the family farm. Not long afterward he married "the love of his life", Jean. The courtship lasted 69 years.

Jim (Dewey) and Jean were blessed with four children. Their loving daughter, Vicki (Dick) Nielsen, their three sons, Greg (Sally) Wiggins, Wayne (Lori) Wiggins and Scott (Colleen) Wiggins. Their family continued to grow to eight grandchildren (Tracee, Nik, Amanda, Angela, Cody, Rachel, Hanna, and Sophie) and five great-grandchildren (Caleb, Ella, Ember, Addison, and Sawyer). The families are spread out over Alaska, Colorado, California, South Dakota and Texas.

Jim (Dewey) was born in Allentown, FL to Claudia Cody (deceased in 1975) and Joseph T. Wiggins (deceased in 1955). He was the youngest of three children; brother Joseph Wiggins (deceased) and sister, Nell Thrash, a spunky 95-year-old. His nieces; Jean Wendt, Linda Shah, Sylvia Phillips and Nancy Payne all reside in Florida.

Most of Jim's career involved sales, with the past 21 years in the moving and storage business. Jim (Dewey) loved music, singing and playing the harmonica. He had his 90th Birthday party on December 10th and was able to entertain the guest by playing his harmonica for an hours and he did it beautifully!! Jim and Jean lived 49 years in the same home while raising their family, before moving to the Treemont Senior Living Apartment in 2016. Jean will continue to reside at the Treemont where she is loved by many of the residents.

Jean would like to request that any contributions be made to the .
Published in Santa Rosa Press Gazette from Feb. 1 to Feb. 2, 2018