Former OIPA president dies

Tim Wigley, the former president of the former Oklahoma Independent Petroleum Association died this month after a brief fight with cancer. He was 56.

Wigley headed the OIPA in 2016 after a long career with such groups as the Mississippi Republican Party, the Mississippi Manufacturers Association, the Republican Party of New Mexico, Pac/West Communications and the Western Energy Alliance in Denver, Colorado.

He also worked as head of the People for the West in Pueblo, Colorado and was president of the Oregon Forest Industries Council.

Wigley resigned as President of the OIPA in June 2018 after the group’s annual meeting in Las Colinas, Texas. Five months later, the OIPA and the Oklahoma Oil and Gas Association merged into the  Petroleum Alliance of Oklahoma.

His obituary stated that he died in Arlington, Virginia after a “short battle with adenocarcinoma, a type of metastatic cancer.” He is survived by his wife, Melissa Simpson and children London and Rook Clark.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, Sept. 28 at the Sunnyside Baptist Church, 1139 SW 48 street in Oklahoma City.