Jimmy Sims Wiggins of Bremen passed away Saturday, December 2, 2017, in a local hospital. He was born in Red Bay, Alabama, October 7, 1942, son of the late O. W. Wiggins and Zevie Sims Wiggins.
Jimmy was Director of Manufacturing for Sewell Manufacturing Company and later joined Kuppenheimer Clothes. He was a lobbyist in the State of Alabama and owned a small business. Mr. Wiggins was a graduate of Auburn University and a walk-on football player and his favorite hobbies were music and electronics. He was a member of the Bremen First United Methodist Church.
Survivors include his wife of fifty-four years, Rena Kennedy Wiggins; two sons and their spouses, Steve and Cindy Wiggins of Bremen, David and Aloune Wiggins of Centre, Alabama; four grandchildren, Joseph Wiggins, Julie Wiggins, Anna Wiggins and Blake Wiggins; a sister and brother-in-law, Liz and Don Laborne of Lake Wylie, South Carolina; and a brother and sister-in-law, Nick and Debbie Wiggins of Red Bay, Alabama.
Services were Monday, December 4, at 11 a.m. from the chapel of Hightower Funeral Home with Reverend Gerald Varner and Clint Hobbs officiating. Music was furnished by Lynn Hodges. Barry Nelson, Bob McPherson, Clint Hobbs, Todd Slate, Sam Silavanh and Scott Freeman served as pallbearers. Serving as honorary pallbearers were Tommy Smith, Bobby Nelson, Donald Floyd, Andy Wiggins, Hugh Austin and Jim Brock . Entombment followed in Forest Lawn Memorial Park.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the Empty Stocking Fund at Bremen First United Methodist Church.
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Hightower Funeral Home of Bremen.