Nyle Ray Wiggins passed away at Lawrence Memorial Hospital with his wife at his side. He was born January 21, 1941 in Modesto, CA to Gladys Lorene (Huff) Wiggins and Chesley Alfred Wiggins. The family moved back to Springfield, Mo when he was very young. He attended schools in Springfield, Mo, graduating from Hillcrest Senior High School in 1959. He joined the Naval Reserves in June of 1958 during his Senior year. Upon graduation he joined the Army with an honorable discharge in July of 1965.
Nyle married Sharon Summers Farrar on February 20th, 1965, at National Avenue Christian Church in Springfield, Mo. In 1967 his employment took him to Kansas City, MO area where they lived in Prairie Village, KS.
On October 28, 1968 a son, Steven Ray Wiggins was born. In 1971 Nyle had the opportunity to own his own business. Nyle and the family moved to Lawrence, KS where he became co-owner of K&M Decorating Center.
Once in Lawrence they had a daughter Tracy Lynne (Wiggins) Turner, born on September 16, 1973.
In the early 80’s, he moved on to open Universal Sales Inc. a local floor covering business for the remainder of his career. Nyle had a love of off road motorcycles and in the 1970’s, his family and friends spent many weekends camping together and riding dirt bike trails. He even bought Steve his own bike at age seven! During one phase of his life he was a member of the Shrine Cycle Patrol and rode the big Harley in parades. Nyle was happiest when coaching his son in little league and Holcomb baseball and in the later years watching his grandchildren play. Growing up his family sang and played in a gospel quartet. From this Nyle developed his love of Country and Southern Gospel music.
After a stroke in 2010, his health began to deteriorate, and the business was turned over to his son Steve. In November of 2020, the COVID19 virus took his life.
He is preceded in death by an older brother Loyal Wiggins, nieces Denise and Donna a nephew Davin and his parents Lorene and Chesley Wiggins.
He is survived by his wife Sharon Wiggins; his son Steven (Stacee) Wiggins of Lawrence; granddaughters Kaylee Wiggins, Kellee Wiggins, Kylee (Coy) Leming of Eudora; and a grandson Brandon (Kegan) Wiggins and a four week old great-grandson, Nolan, of DeSoto, KS. Also surviving is Nyle’s daughter, Tracy (Steven) Turner and grandsons Dylan and Jacob Turner of McKinney, TX . Other survivors, are a brother, C.J. Wiggins (Jan) of Springfield, Mo and a sister, Loretta Kay Wiggins of Branson, Mo. and several nieces and nephews.
The family would like to express their gratitude to the heroes at LMH and Medicalodges of Eudora that cared for him and made his final days comfortable.
A graveside service with military honors will be held at Clinton Cemetery at 1203 E 500 Road, Lawrence, KS 66049 on December 12th, 2020 at 1:30pm CST. Due to the coronavirus, social distancing and masks are required.
In honoring Nyle, a donation can be made to First Church of the Nazarene, Lawrence, KS, or the Pancreatic Cancer action network (pancan.org), in care of Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, 601 Indiana St., Lawrence, KS 66044.
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Steve, Stacee and the girls. We are thinking of you and are here for you. Love you all very much.
My name is Dennis Wiggins and Nyle was my uncle. I was wanting to attend his service on Saturday 12-12-20 at 1:30 but I’m having trouble getting directions to 1203 E 500 RD Lawrence Ks (?) 66049. Is anyone able to help me? Thank you very much and God bless.
Sheri and family. We grieve with you. Nyle was a special man and loved by many. We cannot be with you at this time but know you are all in our thoughts and prayers. Love you
Steve and Stacee ur thoughts and prayers are with you. May you feel God’s peace at this time.
Sharon, so sorry , prayers for you and your family!!
So very sorry for your loss. Keeping you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.
I was so sorry to learn of Nyle’s passing. I pray you will find comfort in the memories of your happy times together.
Shari And family, I’m so sorry to hear of Nyle’s passing. I am thinking of you at this time and keeping you in my prayers. This is an extra hard time for you all with Covid 19 affecting so many and with the holidays so close. All my sympathies, Zee Button Barrett
We are sorry to hear of Nyle’s passing. You all are in our thoughts and prayers.
Steve and family, we are so sorry for your loss.
Shari and family, We are so sorry to hear of Nyle’s passing. We have so many fond memories of family outings with you. God Bless!
I’m truly sorry, please accept my deepest condolences. I worked with Nile for many years. I will miss him.
Shari, Steve and Tracy,
Nyle was a man that I respected and admired growing up. I feel so blessed to be able to have fond memories of him and each of you that I hold close to my heart. It is hard when we have to say goodbye to the ones we love, but know I am thinking of each of you. I often sing Reba’s song “Pray for Peace” to myself in times of sorrow as it holds special meaning to me. Tonight I sing it for you. Love you guys!!!
I am so sorry to hear of Nyle’s passing! I pray his rest is peaceful! God Bless him and his family!!
I am so sorry for the loss of your loved one. Think of you often.
Sorry to read about Nile
Was a friend back to the K&M days through talking to him at ElPotro and $1.00 tacos
Shari I’m so sorry to hear of Nyles passing. I so wanted to spend time with him after this crazy COVID stuff passed. I’m praying that the peace of our Lord and Savior will comfort you giving you peace that passes all understanding!
My Love Terri
Shari, I am so sorry for the loss of Nyle. I will keep you and the rest of your family in my prayers.
We are so sorry to hear of Nyle passing. He was a special friend.
Steve and family, we are very sorry for the loss of your dad!Will keep you in our thoughts and prayers!
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