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William Edward Wiggins III

November 14, 1951 January 29, 2019
William  Edward  Wiggins III
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Obituary for William Edward Wiggins III

WILLIAM EDWARD WIGGINS III, AFFECTIONATELY KNOWN AS BILL WAS A LOVING HUSBAND, FATHER, SON, BROTHER, UNCLE, COUSIN AND A FRIEND TO MANY. HE PASSED AWAY ON JANUARY 29, 2019, AFTER A LONG ILLNESS AT MORRISTOWN MEMORIAL HOSPITAL.

BILL WAS BORN ON NOVEMBER 14, 1951, A SON TO THE LATE MRS. JOHNNIE RUTH WIGGINS AND THE LATE MR. WILLIAM EDWARD WIGGINS JR. IN NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK. DURING HIS YOUTH, HE MOVED TO BOONTON, NJ, TO VICTORY GARDENS, DOVER, NEW JERSEY. HE GRADUATED FROM DOVER HIGH SCHOOL IN 1970. BILL’S LAW ENFORCEMENT CAREER BEGAN AS A CADET IN VICTORY GARDENS, DOVER, NJ. SHORTLY AFTER GRADUATION HE BECAME AN ORDERLY AT DOVER GENERAL HOSPITAL. BILL CONTINUED HIS EDUCATION BY BECOMING A REGISTERED MEDICAL ASSISTANT.

BILL BECAME INTERESTED IN CRIMINAL LAW AND WENT TO THE POLICE ACADEMY IN MORRIS COUNTY. UPON GRADUATION HE WAS ABLE TO COMBINE THE TWO FIELDS AND WAS ASSIGNED AS A CORRECTIONAL OFFICER IN THE MEDICAL INFIRMARY AT THE MORRIS COUNTY JAIL. WHILE WORKING AT THE JAIL, HE MET SHEILA WIGGINS, (AIKEN), THE LOVE OF HIS LIFE. THEY WERE ALWAYS TOGETHER. SHELIA AND BILL HAD A SON KYLE AND A DAUGHTER SYREETA.

BILL TOOK TWO ADDITIONAL COURSES AND WAS PROMOTED TO SERGEANT AT THE MORRIS COUNTY JAIL. HE EVENTUALLY BECAME A CERTIFIED INSTRUCTOR AND RECEIVED HIS 5TH BLACK BELT IN AIKIDO. BILL LATER WENT ON TO WORK AT THE MORRIS COUNTY POLICE ACADEMY AS AN INSTRUCTOR IN UNARMED POLICE TACTICS AND AIKIDO WHICH PROPELLED HIS CAREER AS AN ASSISTANT DIRECTOR AT THE POLICE ACADEMY.

BILL IS PREDECEASED BY HIS WIFE SHELIA WIGGINS, A SISTER PAULA STEELE AND A GRANDSON DELMEAR KANE ROBINS.

HE LEAVES BEHIND TO CHEREISH HIS MEMORIES, HIS TWO CHILDREN, KYLE EDWARD WIGGINS, (MORRISTOWN, NJ), AND DAUGHTER SYREETA LAKISHA WIGGINS, (MORRISTOWN, NJ); ONE SISTER, CYNTHIA EDWARDS, (MORRISTOWN, NJ), AND TWO BROTHERS, JOHN MARK WIGGINS, (JO ANN), (RANDOLPH, NJ), AND SCOTT S. WIGGINS, (DOVER, NJ); THREE GRANDCHILDREN, KEYMANI EGYPT EVANS, JAECION JAAZIAH ROBINS, JAXSON ISAIAH-KING ROBINS, AND RAEGAN DENISE WIGGINS. HE WILL BE FONDLY MISSED AND REMEMBERED BY A HOST OF NIECES, NEPHEWS, THREE GREAT NIECES, ONE GREAT NEPHEW, RELATIVES, AND FRIENDS.


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Morristown, NJ 07960

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