Billy Leon Wiggins, of Joshua, Texas, formerly of Mineral Wells, Texas, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, December 21, 2023, at the age of 83.
1st Visitation: 6:00-8:00PM Thursday, December 28, 2023 at Skyvue Funeral Home.
2nd Visitation: 11:00-12:00PM Friday, December 29, 2023 at Church of God Mineral Wells 2501 SE 14th Ave Mineral Wells, TX 76067.
Funeral Service: 12:00PM at Church of God Mineral Wells, same address as above.
Burial: Immediately following service at Holders Chapel Cemetery at 501 Holders Chapel Rd. Cool, TX 76088.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you please consider donating to FIRM- Ministry to Israel.
Billy was born on January 3, 1940, in Floydada, Texas to Oscar William Wiggins and Myrtle Zilda Leatherman Wiggins. Upon graduating high school, he served in the United States Army and Army Reserves. He then went on to become a transmission specialist at Ford, he later became a proud business owner when he opened Leon's Scrap Metal.
In his early years, Billy was actively involved in archery and during a tournament was tied for first place. During the tiebreaker round, Billy shot a "Robin Hood," as his arrow struck the end of his previous arrow, splitting it and winning the tournament. His adventurous spirit carried into his adult life, as he loved to be outside. Whether it was hunting or fishing, Billy always enjoyed his time in nature.
Billy had a heart for the lost, and wanted everyone he met to know about the One who changed his life. In the 1980's he would make weekly visits to various hospitals in Fort Worth, visiting and praying for hospital patients and seeing many people saved, healed and delivered. He was also known on more than one occasion to stop and pray with people on the streets. One of his proudest accomplishments was building and erecting a 40 ft. cross in Mineral Wells and has received testimonies throughout the years on the many lives that have been impacted by it. He was a true disciple of faith, leading with love and grace, qualities which he instilled in his children. His caring spirit is going to be deeply missed by everyone who had the chance to know and love him.
Billy is preceded in death by his wife of 60 years, Evelyn Wiggins; parents, Oscar William (Bill) Wiggins and Myrtle Zilda (Leatherman) Wiggins; daughters-in-law, Renee Wiggins, Angela Wiggins; great-granddaughter, Bailee Danielle Flowers.
He is survived by his sons, Byron Wiggins of Granbury, Texas, Gary and wife, Pat Wiggins of Fairfield; daughter, Brenda Flowers and husband, Ronnie of Granbury, Texas; brother, Jodie Wiggins and wife Kristi, of Mineral Wells, Texas; grandchildren, Crystal and Brian Ellis of Franklin, Idaho, Matthew and Yamila Wiggins of Charlotte, North Carolina, Derek and Tara Flowers of San Antonio, Texas, Brandon and Nikki Flowers of Bonham, Texas; great-grandchildren, Lavelle, Ethan, Annabelle and Luke Ellis, Joslyn and Leia Flowers; many nieces and nephews; special friends, Oren Stem, Rick Harmen and Johnny Blocker.