Alvin Dean Wiggins "Big Al" passed away on Saturday January 25, 2020. Alvin was born in Carroll County, Va. to the late James Crawford and Margie Brewer Wiggins. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 59 years, Joyce Marie Wiggins; and a brother Ray Wiggins.
He is survived by three children, Penny Ratchford of Belmont, Tony Wiggins and wife Kim of Gastonia, Steve Wiggins and wife Tonya of Gastonia; a brother James Wiggins and wife Billie of Gastonia; four grandchildren; and five great grandchildren.
A service to celebrate his life will be held at 4:00 p.m. on Monday, January 27, 2020 at Woodlawn Funeral Home, Mount Holly, NC. The family will receive friends from 3:00 P.M. until 4:00 P.M. on Monday at the funeral home. Alvin will be laid to rest beside his beloved Marie on Tuesday January, 28, 2019 at 11:00 A.M. in the Mt. Olivet Community Cemetery, Woodlawn Va. In lieu of flowers the family has requested memorials be made to Gaston Hospice, 258 E. Garrison Blvd., Gastonia, NC 28054 or to First Baptist Church of Crameton, 235 8th. Ave. Cramerton, NC 28032.
Condolence messages may be sent to the family by visiting www.woodlawnfuneral.org. Woodlawn Funeral Home of Mount Holly is serving the Wiggins family.
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