Robert R. Wiggins

CARLINVILLE (Oct. 4, 2018) – Robert Russell “Bob” Wiggins, 81, of Carlinville passed away Thursday evening, Sept. 27, 2018, at Heritage Hospice in Springfield.

Bob was born on Oct. 25, 1936, to Kenneth and Ruby (Chism) Wiggins in Chesterfield. He graduated from Carlinville High School with the class of 1954 and Brown’s Business College in 1955. Bob married Jodie Talkington on Oct. 5, 1957, in Shipman; he and Jodie were married for 60 years.

Bob was a sales manager for Prairie Farms Dairy in Carlinville for over 40 years. He was a member of Ss. Mary and Joseph Catholic Church in Carlinville and the Knights of Columbus.

Bob is survived by his wife, Jodie Wiggins of Carlinville; son, Robert Anthony “Tony” Wiggins of Carlinville; daughter, Joan Elizabeth Randazzo of Highland Ranch, Colo.; four grandchildren, Haley Elizabeth Wiggins, Robert Joseph Wiggins, Sophia Randazzo, and Jack Randazzo; as well as several cousins, nieces and nephews.

Bob was preceded in death by his parents; son, Terry Joseph Wiggins; brother, Donald Lee Wiggins, and a sister, Phyllis Denbrook.

Visitation was held on Sunday, Sept. 30, from 4-7 p.m. at Davis-Anderson Funeral Home, Carlinville. Prayer services were conducted at the funeral home at 3:45 pm. A memorial Mass was held on Monday, Oct. 1, at 10 a.m. at Ss. Mary and Joseph Catholic Church, Carlinville, with Father Michael Haag officiating.

Memorials are suggested to Ss. Mary and Joseph Catholic Church or the Parkinson’s Association.

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Davis-Anderson Funeral Home, Carlinville, was in charge of arrangements.