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Jack Wigley


Mr. Jack Wigley, age 90, of Mena, Arkansas, passed away Wednesday, January 21, 2015 in Mena.

He was born on January 7, 1925, the son of the late Bunyan Lee Wigley and the late Annie Golden Lane Wigley.  He was happily married for many years to Geraldine Donaldson.  Jack was a gold miner by trade and was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend to all who met him.

He is survived by his wife, Geraldine Wigley of Eagleton, Arkansas; children, Danny Wigley and wife Pat of St. Louis, Missouri, Jennifer Rainwater and husband Gentry of Ft. Smith, Arkansas, Tricia Pulliam and husband Tracy of Charlotte, North Carolina, Jacqueline McInerney and husband Brian of Lewisville, Texas; step-children, Shane Provence of Mena, Arkansas, Rodney Provence of Cove, Arkansas, Wade Provence of Cove, Arkansas; brothers, Pete Wigley of Alan, Texas, Donald Wigley of Dallas, Texas; sisters, Mary Jones of Irving, Texas, Betty Bennett of Wilmar, Arkansas; 5 grandchildren, 11 step-grandchildren, and 4 great-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his son, David Wigley; a step-son, Tim Provence; a grandson, Corey DeWater; brothers, Buster and Jimmy Wigley; and a sister, Margie Hill.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, January 24, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. at Prairie Grove Baptist Church in Fountain Hill, Arkansas with Brother Ricky Carpenter officiating. Interment follows in Prairie Grove Cemetery under the direction of the Beasley-Wood Funeral Home. Visitation will be general.

Pallbearers will be Bobby Bennett, Joe Lee Bennett, Jack Bennett, Wade Provence, Steve Richardson, and Stevie Richardson.

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