Leon C. Wiggins


Leon C. Wiggins, 85, of Parkesburg, passed away on Tuesday, December 9, 2008 at the Phoenixville Hospital. He was the beloved husband of Suzanne Williams Wiggins, with whom he shared 58 years of marriage.

Born in Cochranville, he was the son of the late Norman N. Wiggins and Bertha Irene Hart Wiggins. An area resident his entire life, he was a 1941 graduate of the former West Fallowfield High School. Leon served honorably in WWII in the US Army Air Corp, 8th Air Force, flying 35 missions. He was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal with three Oak Leaf Clusters and six Bronze Battle Stars. He was a member of the Parkesburg Baptist Church and was also a member of the Skerrett Lodge #343 F.&A.M. of Cochranville, the Atglen Sportsman Club, the Parkesburg Fire Co., V.F.W. and the former American Legion.

Leon was self-employed as a plumber.

He is survived, in addition to his wife, by his son, Ronald C. Wiggins, one grandson Justin and nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, December 13, 2008 at 11 AM at the Wilde Funeral Home, 434 Main St., Parkesburg, followed by interment in the Glen Run Cemetery. Family and friends are invited to attend the viewing, which will be held from 9 AM until 10:45 AM. Masonic services will be held at 10:45 AM.

Online condolences can be posted at www.wildefuneralhome.com



We are so sorry to hear of Leon's passing. He was a great guy and always had a smile for everyone. He will be missed.

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Suzanne & Ron:

I am so sorry to hear about Leon's passing. He was always a cheerful person who always went out of his way to speak to and help others. He will be missed by all of us and Parkesburg.

John M. Peck

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Ronnie and Family,
I am so sorry for the loss of your Father, Husband, and Grandfather. My Thoughts and prayers are with you.

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Suzanne and Ron,
Sorry to hear about Leon.....he was truly a man that was a joy to have know and a good human being who really cared about people....he will be missed. Again my condolences

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Leon was my neighbor for the first twenty-plus years years of my life, and I will always have many great memories of him; his humor, good cheer, dedication, and above all - his integrity. I remember he always carried a well-worn silver dollar in his pocket, and one day he told me his Mother (I think) had given it to him before he went overseas in World War II and he carried it with him as a good-luck charm on all of the 35 bombing missions he flew. Needless to say, both Leon and his circa - 1923 silver dollar; the year of his birth - came home safely. I hope that silver dollar is being cherished by someone now. He always had a nickname for me when I was a lad and he was the only person who ever called me by that particular nickname as well, so my hope is to eventually meet up with Leon again and I expect him to address me by that nickname again when we do! Thanks to Leon. He was such a good man and such a good influence on so many people during his long lifetime. The world will never have another Leon Wiggins, but it sure could use a lot more like him. He will not be forgotten by those who knew and respected him, for sure.

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