1942 Joyce 2020

Joyce Almeda Wiggins

March 24, 1942 — November 17, 2020

Bob and Joyce Wiggins passed away at their home November 17, 2020. Together they shared over 55 years of marriage. They are preceded in death by Bobby’s parents, George & Mae Wiggins and Joyce’s parents, Ben & Ruth Morton. They are survived by their daughter, Kim and son-in-law Rex Matlock; granddaughter, Cassidy Matlock and significant other James Huskey; grandson, Keagan Matlock and wife, Jordan; great granddaughter, Emalynn and Baby Matlock; Bobby’s sister, Jo and husband Jack Kelley; brother Gary Wiggins; many special cousins, a plethora of friends, and their beloved dog Lady. They enjoyed their winters in Florida and all the special friends they made there. Bobby retired from Alcoa Aluminum Company and was a member of the 25-year club. Bob and Joyce spent several years at Alcoa Operations in San Luis, Brazil where Bob was famous for his Saturday morning donut shop. He proudly served in the US Navy on the ship 1163 Waldo County LST from June 17, 1959 until 1961, where he achieved the rank as CS3. He was affectionately known as”Lefty”. Joyce was active in her community as a softball coach and Girl Scout leader. Her and Bob were both employed at RC Cola company where they had met. She was an avid crafter and homemaker. Joyce enjoyed her evenings on their back porch watching the birds and wildlife. She was a Mimi to all. Bob and Joyce were both graduates of Everett High school where Joyce was a cheerleader. They both enjoyed traveling, the casinos, were avid fishermen, and devoted gardeners. Bob was a proud baker, known for his sweet rolls and baklava. They were active at Piney Level Baptist Church. They made a lasting impression on everyone they met. The family would like to acknowledge the love and care given to both Bob and Joyce in their final days by “Miss” Marie Thomas and the congregation of Piney Level. We are forever indebted to Miss Marie for everything. Family will receive friends from 12:00 until 1:00 PM on Saturday, November 21, 2020 at Grandview Pavilion with the graveside service to follow at 1:30 PM at Grandview Cemetery. Piney Level Baptist Church will be serving food at the fellowship hall at 3:00 PM, all are welcome. Smith Funeral & Cremation Service, Maryville, 865-983-1000, www.SmithFuneralandCremationService.com. To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Joyce Almeda Wiggins please visit our Sympathy Store.
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