Claiborn “Hap” Wiggins

Claiborn “Hap” Wiggins, 86, of Cleveland, TX, passed away Tuesday, December 17, 2019, at Memorial Hermann Northeast Hospital in Houston, TX. Mr. Wiggins was born on August 16, 1933, in Logansport, LA to the late Henry Claiborn Wiggins and Blanche Azalea Conrad. Mr Wiggins was a retired field service engineer for Ross Hill Controls Corporation after his illustrious military career with USMC and USAF. He enjoyed gardening, fishing, and hunting. A faithful servant, Hap was an active member of First Concord Baptist Church in Rye, TX and oversaw Rye Concord Cemetery for the past 20 years. Hap will be greatly missed by all who loved him.

Preceding Mr. Wiggins in death are his parents; son, Michael A. “Mike” Wiggins; and sister, Almeta Sue Powell.

Those left to cherish his memory are his loving wife of 65 years, Helen J. Wiggins of Cleveland; son, Gary C. Wiggins of Rye; daughter, Kathy L. Wiggins of Nacogdoches; brothers, Donald R. Wiggins of Pasadena, and Henry C. Wiggins of Laneville; 1 granddaughter, 2 great-grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews, and a host of loving family and friends.

A service of remembrance will be held Thursday, December 26, 2019, at 12:00 p.m. at First Concord Baptist Church, 5958 Co Rd 2132, Cleveland, TX 77327 with Pastor Richard Stidham officiating, interment will follow at Rye Concord Cemetery in Rye, TX. A gathering of Hap’s family and friends will be Thursday, December 26, 2019, from 10:00 a.m. until service time also at First Concord Baptist Church.

Honoring Mr. Wiggins as pallbearers are James Wiggins, Darrell Wiggins, Ray Carr, Derick Gowdey, Doug Alford and Daniel Fowler.

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