Fred L. Wiggins

Published 10:18 am Monday, October 10, 2016

AHOSKIE, NC – Fred Lawson Wiggins, age 69, passed away on October 5, 2016 at Vidant Roanoke Chowan Hospital, Ahoskie, NC.

Mr. Wiggins was born in Nansemond County, VA, on December 9, 1946, a son of the late Lawson and Hazel Dilday Wiggins. Fred was a graduate of Ahoskie High School and a member of Hickory Chapel Original Free Will Baptist Church. He was retired as an engineer for NC Department of Transportation.

1008wigginsobit-webFred was owner and operator of F. W. Fox and Hound and had won many trophies for his fox hounds, including the National Fox Hound Association Championship. He loved the outdoors and hunting, especially deer and fox, and was a “legend” to all hunters. Fred loved all animals and would often take in stray cats and feed them. He never met a stranger and will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.

Fred is survived by his loving wife, Ann Hurdle Wiggins; two daughters, Teresa Ann Turner of Ahoskie, NC, and Lisa Daly of Chesapeake, VA; a grandson, who was the apple of his eye, Dalles Turner of Ahoskie, NC; a granddaughter, Christian Daly; two great grandchildren; a sister, Gertrude Myers of Ahoskie, NC; seven nieces and nephews; and his “special children”, his hounds.

The family will receive friends on Monday, October 10, 2016, from 7:00 pm until 8:30 pm at Garrett Sykes Funeral Service, Ahoskie, NC.

A celebration of life service will be held on Tuesday, October 11, 2016, at 2:00 pm at the Garrett Sykes Funeral Service – Ahoskie Chapel, with Rev. Edward Basnight, officiating. Burial will follow in Ahoskie Cemetery.

The family would like to thank all who have showed their love and support during this difficult time with the food, the visits, and the prayers; especially the hunters who have taken upon the responsibility of the dogs.

Garrett Sykes Funeral Service – Ahoskie Chapel is handling the arrangements for the Wiggins family and online condolences can be directed to the family by visiting