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Eugene Selby Wiggins, husband of Jeanine Neen Wiggins, died on Saturday, January 13, 2018 in Richmond, Kentucky.

Born May 14, 1922, in Richmond, Kentucky, Mr. Wiggins was the son of the Late Eugene Selby and Sara Irvine Wiggins. He graduated from Madison High School in 1939 where he was the quarterback on the football team and spearheaded the basketball team to victory in the 11th Region securing a berth in the 1939 State Basketball Tournament. Mr. Wiggins was a member of the First Presbyterian Church

He continued his education at Washington and Lee University, Duke University, and completed Law School at the University of Kentucky. He served in the United States Marine Corp in World War II and received a Purple Heart for his service in the Battle of Iwo Jima.

Mr. Wiggins practiced law with his father in Richmond, KY, served as City Prosecutor, and was a highly-regarded attorney in private practice for over 50 years.

He partnered with many of his local friends to establish various businesses in Wisconsin and South Carolina.

Mr. Wiggins served on the first Board of Directors for Arlington Country Club. He also served numerous times as President of the Madison Country Club, where he racked-up an impressive 7 holes-in-one.

He will also be remembered for his deep love and appreciation for friends and family; his love for the game of golf; his thoughtfulness; his light-hearted sense of humor and sharp wit; and most of all, for his kindness toward others.

Survivors include: his son, Selby Wiggins (Jennifer) of Richmond; two daughters, Sara Schlegel Wiggins of Marietta, GA, and Coy Wiggins Perkins (Thomas) of Richmond; grandchildren, Barbara Jeanine MacFee, Michael Noonan, Conrad Perkins, and Avery Wiggins; nephews, Sherman and Selby Hinkebein; and a niece, Jane Hinkebein.

Funeral services are scheduled for 5:00 p.m. Sunday, January 28, 2018 at the Oldham, Roberts & Powell Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 3 to 5 p.m. prior to the services.
Published on January 22, 2018
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