Stuart Wiggins, 58, of Royston passed this life on May 6, 2020.
Stuart grew up in Southwest Georgia where he found a passion for the outdoors, primarily dogs, horses and hunting. He spent many days during his formative years hunting with his mother and later while living on Ichauway Plantation. On Ichauway, he developed an intense interest in training sporting dogs. Stuart’s love of dogs turned into an art form. When he wasn’t training dogs or working at the kennels, you could find him “wheeling and dealing” on various farm equipment and outdoor products. He loved buying and selling items for fun and profit. Stuart was a natural born story teller and facts never needed to get in the way of a good tale. An example was Beau Man, a beloved yellow lab. The dog had a large scar on his side, having been hit by a vehicle. Stuart loved to say “Beau” was bitten by an alligator on some heroic water retrieve. In his later years, he guided quail hunts and hosted dove shoots, always entertaining his guests with his exuberant and warm personality. His love for animals and the outdoors also spilled into his home and family, whom he loved deeply.
Stuart leaves behind his wife, Susan Wiggins, of Royston; his daughter, Whitney and son-in-law, Shawn Radford (Larsyn and Landry) of North Augusta, SC; son, Landon and daughter-in-law, Trista Wiggins (Emmet, Ethan and Edge) of Leesburg, GA; stepdaughter Marydon and stepson-in-law, Waylon Owings (Salter) of Laurens, SC; brother and sister-in-law, Mark and Kathy Wiggins (Motie, Laura Slade and Kyle) of Comer, GA; brother, John Wiggins (Adrian) of Jefferson, GA; brother and sister-in-law, Jimbo and Suzanne Wiggins (Joni and Chad) of Newnan, GA; sister and brother-in-law, Slade and Jeremy Nicolay of Columbus, GA; and sister, Laura Wiggins (Douglas, Motie and Emma) of Cuthbert, GA, as well as aunts, uncles and cousins.
In lieu of flowers the family has requested that memorials be made to Waypoint Ministry, 129 Center Point Dr., Dahlonega, GA 30533.
Due to the current restrictions placed as a result of Coronavirus, the immediate family will have a private graveside service at Nancy Hart Memorial Park, and at a later date there will be a celebration of life for all friends and family.
Coile and Hall Funeral Directors, 333 E. Johnson Street in Hartwell will be serving the family.
An online guest registry is available by visiting www.coileandhallfd.com