Clayton Maddock Rudgard Wigg Jr.
July 25, 1928 – Nov. 13, 2021
Clayton Maddock Rudgard Wigg, Jr., 93 of Rockville Va., passed away November 13, 2021 with his wife by his side. He was born on July 25, 1928, in Norfolk, Va., to Lillian Thomas Wigg and Clayton M.R. Wigg. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Patricia Wigg Schupp.
Clayton is survived by his wife of 59 years, Daphne F. Wigg; his son, Clayton M.R. Wigg III; and daughter-in-law, Kimberly Shaheen Wigg; grandchildren Clayton M.R. Wigg IV and Emily Rudgard Wigg. He is also survived by many cousins, one niece and one nephew.
Clayton’s youth was spent serving as an acolyte at The Church of the Good Shephard and showing his superstar horse Bold Anne. After attending Valley Forge Military Academy, he joined the United States Marine Corps. In 1961 he moved to Richmond, where he later married his wife.
He was a man of many talents. In addition to starting Specialty Rigging Electronic Movers, he built their current home of 45 years. Clayton loved to be in his workshop building furniture, carriages and anything out of wood, as well as hunting, fishing, sailing and tennis. He and Daphne also loved participating in every James River Driving Club carriage event, with his beloved horses, Ditto and Bud pulling the carriages he made.
Please join the family, on April 23, 2022, at Deep Run Hunt Club, 11am-2pm, to celebrate and remember Clayton. In lieu of flowers please support The Goochland Animal Shelter at 1900 Hidden Rock Lane Maidens Va. 23102
I dearly enjoyed my good friend Clayton on the tennis court , at the barn and at the bar. No matter what the project was, Clayton was the guy to go to. He helped me build – or better said- I helped him build run in sheds at our farm and fabricate wood items for my sailboat. I’ll always remember his vice grip handshake and simultaneously grimace and smile.
Rest In Peace my friend.