Donald (Donnie) Ray Wiggins, 62, of Des Arc, Arkansas with his wife and granddaughter by his side, went to be with the Lord on February 22, 2018 at 8:32 A.M. after a long hard battle with melanoma cancer. He had been at UAMS and Hospice Home Care the last 2 weeks of his life, both in Little Rock.
Donnie was a retired carpenter, an avid hunter and fisherman, and a friend to many. He loved God, his family and considered his closest friends his brothers.
Donnie was preceded in death by his grandparents, Claude and Gladys Wiggins and Clarence (Bud) and Hassie Neil; his father, Earl Wiggins; his mother, Frankie Neil Floyd and one infant grandson, Lane Nichols.
He is survived by his wife and companion of 34 years, Karen Fort Wiggins; one daughter, Amber (JJ) Walicki of Des Arc; son Justin Dallas Wiggins of Des Arc; two step-sons, Robert (Melissa) Nichols of Brookland, Arkansas, Billy (Stephanie) Nichols of Des Arc; brothers, Randy (Sue) Wiggins of Fayetteville, Arkansas, brother and best friend, Rick Wiggins of Hazen, and brother, Marty (Rhonda) Griffin of Hazen; sister Vivian Lynette (Mike) Bocage of Elgin, Illinois; step-father, Elmer Floyd of Hazen; three step-sisters, Ramona (Richard) Kell and Kelly (Scott) Lavoie both of Sandwich, Illinois, and Becky (Dennis) Johnson of Des Arc; one uncle, Ernest (Donna) Neil of Hazen; nine grandchildren, Kirsten (Peeper), Lucas, Hayden, Cole, Chloe, Ethan, Jett, Willow, and Gemma, and a host of other family members.
A memorial services will be held March 3, 2018 at 10:00 A.M. at Morris Chapel Missionary Baptist Church in Des Arc.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made for the care of Willow and Gemma to Karen Wiggins at Farmers & Merchants Bank, Des Arc, Ar.