He was the son of the late Alfred Higgins and the late Ella (Hannah) Higgins.
He is survived by one daughter: Ruth Higgins of Newport, Mich.; three sons: David Higgins of Benton, Richard Higgins of Fort Worth, Texas, and Daniel Higgins of Newport, Mich.; two sisters: Barbara Kennedy and Joan Hurst both of Mich.; one brother: Howard Higgins of Fla.; four grandchildren; and five great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife: Helen (Johnston) Higgins; one son: Russell Higgins; four brothers: Gene, Bert, “Bob” Robert, and Buster Higgins; and one sister: Betty O’Hallarin.
Arrangements were handled by Collier Funeral Home, P.O. Box 492, Benton, KY.
Funeral services were held Thursday, December 19 at 2:00 p.m. in the chapel of the Collier Funeral Home in Benton. Rev. Dewey Dick officiated.
Interment with military honors followed in the Marshall Co. Memory Gardens in Benton.