John Wesley Figgins, 85, passed from this life on Sunday, December 30, 2018 at Paris Regional Medical Center.
He was born on August 26, 1933 in Caruthersville, Missouri where he was raised by his parents, Glen H. Figgins and Emma Laura Figgins. He was a graduate of Caruthersville High School and Harding College in Searcy, Arkansas. John retired as a chemist from Ciba-Geigy Chemical Company in 1998.
He was married on June 6, 1959 to Marie Harris Figgins in Channelview, Texas.
John was preceded in death by wife Marie Figgins as well as his parents and two brothers.
John leaves behind two sons, Wesley Figgins and wife Susan of Mesquite and Russell Figgins and wife Robyn of Paris; 7 grandchildren, Jennifer Oliver, James Bufford, Matthew Bufford, Robyn Elam, Amy Whitehouse, Katie Fonville, and Jonathan Figgins; 16 great-grandchildren; one brother, Bob Figgins.
Memorial services will be held at Lamar Avenue Church of Christ, 3535 Lamar Avenue in Paris, Texas on Saturday, January 5, 2019 at 11 a.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Cancer Association and Camp Deer Run, 1227 CR 4590, Winnsboro, Texas 75494.