YORKTOWN — Donald Edwin “Don” Wiggins, 81, passed away Thursday, July 2, 2020. Don was a native of Bryson City, North Carolina.
He graduated from Warwick High School in 1957 and served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. He was a York County resident for 34 years, and the owner of Don Wiggins Builder Inc. and Virginia Trusses Inc. Don was a major area homebuilder his entire life.
Don was preceded in death by his parents, Luther and Hazel Wiggins; and sister, Brenda Ellis.
Don is survived by his wife of 13 years, Carolyn C. Wiggins; sister, Dorothy L. Somerset, and her husband, Bill J. Somerset; brothers, Kenneth L. Wiggins, and his wife, Debra, and Michael L. Wiggins, and his wife, Patti; stepsons, Steven Bloom and Christopher Bloom; and many nieces and nephews.
Don served on the York County Board of Supervisors from 2000 to 2004 and 2008 to 2016. While on the board, he secured the first ambulance for Seaford Fire Station, secured funding for the Seaford Elementary School gymnasium, as well as the lighted path between the school and Seaford Baptist Church, and he also secured funding and supervised the plans for the Edgehill Drainage Project.
He was a major contributor to the planning of the Yorktown Waterfront. The Virginia Gazette stated on Aug. 10, 2011, “He is the most selfless of elected officials, delighted to serve the will of the people.” Some of the organizations he was a member of included the York County Chamber of Commerce, York County Small Business Association, Caritas Charity, Board of Directors of the Williamsburg Area Chamber of Commerce, Peninsula Homebuilders Association, Lafayette Gun Club, Old Dominion Dragoons of the North-South Skirmish Association (N-SSA), and a supporter of the Williamsburg Choral Guild and the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation.
He will be greatly missed by his family and his many friends.
Donald’s interment was held July 13 in Albert G. Horton Memorial Veterans Cemetery. A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 10, at Seaford Baptist Church.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.
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