He was captain of the Scat Cat and Wharf Cat fishing boats in Port Aransas from 1994 until 2003, and then again in 2008. Wigal is a former member of the Port Aransas Boatmen, Inc.
Wigal was born in Parkersburg, W.Va. in 1944. He was a member of the Parkersburg "Big Red" football team. He served six years in the United States Marine Corps Reserves.
Wigal was an iron worker and member of Union Local 787 in West Virginia, where he helped build the New River Gorge Bridge. He was also a member of the West Virginia Masonic Temple.
He is survived by his wife, Dona, of Port Aransas; his son, Scott (Gloria Chavez) Wigal of Round Rock; his daughter Dee (Art) Smith of Palm Bay, Fla., and two grandsons.