Friends and family recalled the life of former Campbell University president Norman Wiggins today in what they called his "graduation from Earth to heaven."
Wiggins died Wednesday at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical
Center from complications of lymphoma. He was 83.
Campbell president Jerry Wallace said Wiggins purpose at the school was not to build a career or resume, but to work toward what he considered his driving vision and his calling.
Wiggins was president of the school from June 6, 1967, until 2003, when health problems forced him to retire. He served as chancellor for four years after retirement.
Wiggins was buried with full military honors at the Buies Creek Cemetery.