Alvin James Wiggins
Alvin James Wiggins, our Papa, a devoted husband, loving father, grandfather and great grandfather, and a dear and loyal friend passed away at his home in Las Vegas on the evening of March 12, 2020. He was born in Santa Monica, California on February 8, 1952 to James Moore Wiggins and Marjorie Belle Tolle. He was a Vietnam Era Veteran serving in the US Army from 1969 to 1971.
During his professional career, he served as an Emergency Medical Technician, a truck driver, taxi driver, a heating and air conditioning technician and in the early 1980’s he and his family moved from Las Vegas to Carson City, NV to start LA Video, a successful video rental company. After some challenging circumstances, he moved back to Las Vegas with his family where he completed a successful career as a bartender at Bally’s Casino. After retiring from the bar business, he worked as a Pharmacy Technician and as an Assistant Manager at Deseret Book Store.
Al was a faithful and respected member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. He served in several callings and assignments to include Temple Worker, Gospel Principles Teacher, and Seminary Teacher, but his favorite was serving as a member of the Bishopric.
He is survived by his wife of 40 years Lisa, his seven children, Aaron, Brent (Nina), Lisa, Jared (Julie), Dylan, Dustin (Camille), and Ryan (Sarah). He has 20 grandchildren and two great grandchildren. He is also survived by two sisters Dianne (John Vudmaska), and Darlene (Paul Janisse) and their families.
Due to the effects of COVID-19, limited attendance is requested at his funeral services which will take place at 4:00pm on Thursday, March 19, 2020 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints Chapel on 4340 West Warm Springs Road Las Vegas, NV 89118.
Burial services will take place separately on Friday, March 20 at 9:20am at Boulder City Veterans Memorial Cemetery located at 1900 Veterans Memorial Drive Boulder City, NV 89005 where he will be buried with honors. All are welcome to attend the burial service.