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Harry Thomas Wiggins
Capital Builders General Superintendent
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Harry Thomas Wiggins, 61, Tom as he liked to be called, was born to Harry and Katherine Wiggins in Columbus, Ohio, on November 22, 1948. Shortly after his birth his family moved to Pleasanton, California, and met the Tracy family as they became lifelong friends. Tom served in the Army during the Vietnam War from 1968-1970. He met his wife Karen of 31 years in Pleasanton and moved his family later to Manteca where they have made their home for the past 28 years. He is survived by his son Larry Redd and wife Madeline, daughter Christina Cedergren and husband Craig, and son Steven Wiggins, all of Manteca. He was blessed by 3 grandchildren Lorena Redd, Lorysa Redd and Tommy Cedergren. His siblings are, Danny Wiggins, Pat Wiggins, Diane Stiener, Jim Wiggins, Bill Wiggins and Bobby Wiggins. In addition Tom had many nieces, nephews, in-laws, and extended family whom he loved dearly.

Tom was preceded in death by both of his parents along with his sister Barbara DeVor, brother Terry Wiggins and brother-in-law Bill Stiener.

Tom worked in residential construction for over 30 years. He was a General Superintendent for Capital Builders. He loved his work which was a second family to him. He had a great respect for his bosses; Manny Vierra and Mike Stevenson as well as his entire Capital Builders family. Tom enjoyed his talks with Steve from the office and the ladies; Kelly, JoJo or Joe as he called her and many others that had left the company. Tom enjoyed his mornings talks on his cell phone with his fellow workers and friends most of all Ken Nelson, Tim Madden and Tom Smith or Tommy as he called him. He spoke of them every day at home with great respect and love to his wife and family. Tom loved and enjoyed all of his fellow workers throughout the years. He worked non-stop and took great pride in his work; never missing a day. Tom called everybody Buttheads and made up nicknames for everyone he knew. Of course, all was done with love. Tom loved the card games his family would put on during the weekends. He loved his family and enjoyed taking them on road trips to Reno, Jackson and all of the local casinos. Tom played the lotto weekly as he dreamed of hitting the big one. Some of his favorite outings were going to the fair in Pleasanton and the horse races. Tom would tell his wife and family that God owed him two favors as He never made him rich or pretty. He loved a great joke and loved to laugh. He loved the smell of the midnight air as he gazed at the stars sitting outside enjoying the peace and quiet. He enjoyed many different types of T.V. programs but his favorites were always about ghost stories. Tom will be missed and was loved by many. He was one of a kind as he departed this life and was called home to be with his Lord on February 6, 2010 after a one-month battle with cancer.

Mr. Wiggins’ services are being handled by P.L. Fry & Son Funeral Home Manteca. Visitation will be held one hour before services at noon on Saturday February 13, 2010 with services beginning at 1 p.m. all held at P.L. Fry & Son Funeral Home 290 N. Union Road, Manteca. He will be laid to rest at Park View Cemetery. An on-line guest book is available for special messages or words of condolences at
Manteca (Calif.) Bulletin
Thursday, Feb. 11, 2010