Bryon “Pee Wee” Keith Wiggand, age 57, Unicoi, passed away peacefully at his residence on Monday, October 1, 2018 while he was surrounded by his loving family. Bryon fought a brief, but very strong and courageous battle with cancer. He was a lifelong resident of Unicoi County. Bryon is the son of Dorothy “Dot” Jones Wiggand and the late W. W. “Bill” Wiggand.
Bryon was employed by Jones & Church Farms for forty-seven years where in his own words, “I did a little bit of everything, whatever they needed me to do.” He was a Master Welder and invaluable employee at the farm, whose skills and workmanship can never be replaced. Bryon also served on the Board of Directors for the Unicoi County Farm Bureau. He was a former volunteer fireman for Unicoi Volunteer Fire Department. Bryon received a Machinist Associates Degree from Northeast State Community College.
He was a very active member of Unicoi United Methodist Church, where he was a member of the Pairs & Spares Sunday School Class for many years. He was a Ruritan Forever Member of the Unicoi Ruritan Club.
Bryon was known as the “Grill Master” for Unicoi County Little League, PTA, Lady Devils Softball, Blue Devils Baseball, Relay For Life, Unicoi Ruritan Club, all church activities, Strawberry Festival….wherever he was needed for grilling he always stepped in and fired up the grill! He was also famous for his fish frying abilities at the monthly Unicoi Ruritan Club Friday night fish fry’s.
Bryon loved his community and was always willing to serve and help anyone in need. His warm smile, twinkling blue eyes and soft spoken spirit will be greatly missed throughout Unicoi County.
Bryon was a loving and devoted husband, dad, son, brother, nephew, cousin and friend. His kindness, his humor, his laughter and his hugs were always given out by him generously. Heaven has truly gained an angel who is rejoicing with them today.
Bryon is fondly remembered from his days hanging out in the parking lot in his Bronco and slinging mud in the mountains with the boys. Later in his life, he enjoying riding his Harley Davidson with his wife, Julie.
Bryon leaves behind to cherish wonderful memories of him, his wife of twenty-seven years, Julie Yates Wiggand; mother, Dorothy “Dot” Jones Wiggand; two daughters: Lierin Grace Wiggand and Lydia Brooke Wiggand, both of the home; one sister, Pam Wiggand Banks and husband, Jeff, Unicoi; one niece, Heather Banks Lee and husband, Rob; one nephew, Lance Banks; great niece, Kendall Lee; several uncles, aunts and cousins also survive.
The family will receive friends from 4:00 P. M. until the hour of service on Thursday, October 4, 2018 at the Unicoi United Methodist Church New Life Center and other times at the residence of his mother, 2337 Zane Whitson Drive, Unicoi. Pastor Todd Adams will officiate at the 7:00 P. M. funeral service. Pallbearers will be Jeff Callahan, David Rogers, Nick Rogers, Agustine Razo, Juan Razo, Jimmy Robbins, Mike Church and Greg Church. Committal will be held at 11:00 A. M. on Friday, October 5, 2018 in the Jones Cemetery. Those wishing to attend are asked to assemble by 10:30 A. M. Friday at Unicoi United Methodist Church to go in procession to the cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, those wishing may make memorial contributions in memory of Bryon “Pee Wee” Wiggand to any of the following: Unicoi United Methodist Church, 702 Virginia Street, Unicoi, TN 37692; Unicoi County Animal Shelter, 185 N. Industrial Drive, Erwin, TN 37650 or Relay For Life of Unicoi County, www.relayforlife.org/unicoiTN.
Online condolences, photos and memories may be shared with the Wiggand family through our complimentary, interactive Book of Memories at www.ledfordfuneralhomes.com
Robert Ledford Funeral Home, 720 Ohio Avenue, Erwin, is privileged to serve the Wiggand family. (423) 743-1380.