Edgar W. Wiggins

Edgar W.  Wiggins, 94, of Newport News passed away on Friday, September 16, 2022.  He was a native of Bryson City, North Carolina, and a resident of the peninsula since 1934. Edgar worked at The Maritime Commission Steel Fleet, Newport News, as a painter and retired in 1983 after 34 years of service. He was a member of Denbigh Baptist Church and the Russell Mitchell Sunday School Class of the church.

Preceding him in death were one sister and four brothers.  He is survived by his brother “Bobby” Hoyt B. Alford, Jr. and his wife Clara-Jean of Farmville, VA; sister-in-law Joyce Wiggins of Newport News who was his caregiver; and numerous nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends on Saturday, September 24, 2022, at 1:00 p.m. at Peninsula Funeral Home, with a funeral service following at 2:00 p.m. at the funeral home.  The burial will be in Peninsula Memorial Park.

Memorial donations may be made in Edgar’s name to Denbigh Baptist Church, General Fund, 13010 Mitchell Point Rd, Newport News, VA 23602 (

Arrangements are under the care of Peninsula Funeral Home, 11144 Warwick Blvd., Newport News, VA 23601.


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