Geoffrey Emil Wiggins
Geoffrey Emil Wiggins
  • April 19, 1953 - November 29, 2017
  • Cary, North Carolina

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Geoffrey Emil Wiggins, beloved husband, father, brother, and friend left this earthly life to be in the arms of the Lord Jesus Christ on November 29, 2017. "Well done good and faithful servant."

Geof was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin to the late W. Frank Wiggins Jr. and late Lois J. Zurbuchan Wiggins on April 19, 1953.

He later moved to Paris, Illinois where he was a member of the championship Paris Tigers basketball team. He also participated in baseball where he excelled as a left-hand pitcher. As a freshman, he threw a no hitter. Geof was recruited by many schools and accepted a four-year scholarship to Virginia Tech where he played on their National Invitational Tournament Championship Team. He earned his bachelor's degree in accounting and went on to earn his law degree from Valparaiso University. He first worked for Ernst and Ernst before starting his own tax firm Romeo, Wiggins & Co, LLP with his close friend and associate Jeffery S. Romeo.

Geof married Brenda Stamper, his college sweetheart at Memorial Chapel in Blacksburg, Virginia. They renewed their love and vows in October of this year in a ceremony presided over by Rev. Jerry Klug. They were married for 41 years.

Geof had a passion for hunt club, spending time with his hunting buddies, golfing, boating and skeet shooting as well as other outdoor activities.

Geof gave endless volunteer hours providing support to the Lutheran Legacy Foundation, Resurrection Lutheran Church, coaching his children's basketball teams and serving on numerous non-profit boards.

He is survived by devoted wife Brenda, daughter Erin and husband Dr. Christopher Ellington and son, Geoffery. Geof is also survived by his brother W. Frank Wiggins III of Yuma, Arizona, James T. Wiggins of Evanston ILL, Sandra A Hutchings of Bradenton, FL. He was also survived by his mother-in-law, Catherine Stamper of the home, and brother-in-law Larry J. Stamper of Glendale WV, and many beloved nieces and nephews.

Geof felt so grateful to be surrounded by loving kind friends and caregivers as his health declined. They included Juanita Lucas, Johnetta Gordon, David White, Frances Smith, Gwen Jones, Jay Wilkins, Charles Yeganian, Ed Green, Chuck Deavers, Whit Kenney, Babs and Mike Wagner, Diane McQueen, Beverly Skinner and many other loving individuals.

Geof wanted to thank Rex Home Health Care especially Scott Mullens and Thailia Ray. Dr. Simon Khagi and his health care team at the UNC Cancer Center were amazing in their thoughtful and aggressive care in treating Geof's Stage IV brain cancer, Glioblastoma. They fought in tandem with him at slaying the Glioblastoma beast for over twenty months. This in itself was a great victory and his family praises God, our Savior.

A celebration of his wonderful amazing active love-filled life will be held Monday December 4, 2017. There will be a visitation with family from 2-4 pm at the Resurrection Lutheran Church, 100 W. Lochmere Dr. Cary, NC. Visitation will be followed by a memorial service at 4pm and a reception at McGregor Downs Country Club, 430 Saint Andrews Ln, Cary, NC from 5-7pm. Another memorial ceremony will be held at Grace Lutheran Church in Paris, Illinois during the Spring. Arrangements and dates are pending.

In lieu of flowers, donations will be accepted in his memory to Lutheran Legacy Foundation at PO Box 31, Paris, ILL 61944 and UNC Department of Neurosurgery for Brain Tumor Research at or by calling 919-537-3818 to make a gift in Geof's honor.

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