Mr. Wigginton died at 10:47 p.m., Friday, April 13, 2012, at Ozarks Medical Center. He was born March 6, 1948, at Tupelo, Mississippi, to Demos Wigginton and Mary Duffie Wigginton Irwin. Mr. Wigginton grew up in Grand Rapids, Michigan, where he and Connie Brotherton were married in 1967. They lived in Tampa, Florida from 1970 – 1980, where Mr. Wigginton was a service manager at Ernie Haire Ford. In 1980, they moved to West Plains, Missouri and became the owner and operator of Northfork Saloon and Steakhouse until 1998. Mr. Wigginton worked for Western Farm & Home until he retired. He enjoyed fishing, camping and remote control air planes. Mr. Wigginton was an avid musician who loved entertaining and played in both the Country Evolution and 2nd Generation Bands.
He is survived by Connie Wigginton, of the family home; two children, Missy Fugate, husband, Rick, Willow Springs, Missouri, and Trisha Logue, husband, Mike, Tampa, Florida; four grandchildren, Dakota, Jordyn, Myles and Mollie; his mother, Mary Irwin, husband Bill, Tampa, Florida; two sisters, Rita Manikis, husband, Nick, and Betty Torrens, husband, Frances, all of Tampa, Florida; one sister-in-law, Sherry Collins, West Plains, Missouri; three brothers-in-law, Charles Brotherton, Jr., wife, Jackie, David Brotherton and Dennis Brotherton, wife, Darla, all of West Plains, Missouri; and a host of extended family.
His father, father-in-law and mother-in-law, Charles and Ina Brotherton, precede him in death.
Memorial contributions may be made to the family and may be left at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.