Mr. Bobby “Bob” Howard Higgins, age 73, a resident of Jefferson Texas, went to be with the Lord on Monday, October 10th, 2016. He was born to David “Cap” and Ila Higgins, in Gillham, Arkansas, on January 19, 1943. He worked in road construction and the manufacturing industry, until elected Pct. 1 Marion County Commissioner in 2000; retiring in 2012. Bob was a man of God serving his Lord as deacon of North Shore Baptist Church, a Sunday school teacher, mission work, and through his clown ministry. He loved sports, fishing, and hunting. Throughout his life he coached baseball and softball including his children and grandchildren’s teams. His grandchildren were his joy. Bob loved his community, and was a Mims Volunteer Fireman and First Responder, a board member of the Holiday Properties, and board member of Compassion of Marion County for many years. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife of fifty three years, Nadine “Deanie” Jones Higgins, two daughters, Belinda Kay Goins and Rita Higgins Benefield, brother, Russell Higgins, two sisters, Gladys Tabor and Jean Smith.
Bob is survived by his wife, Beverly Higgins, daughters, Lissa Higgins and Jay Horan Sr. of Marshall, De Anna and Kenneth House of Jefferson, grandchildren Beau Goins of Blossom,
Texas, Steven and Brandi Lemoine of Irving, Texas, Hunter Higgins of Marshall, and Lane House of Jefferson, Texas and Lane’s finance, April Fry of Winnsboro, Texas, brothers Calvin and Patsy Hearn, Jimmy and Linda Higgins, Freeman and Jean Higgins of De Queen, Arkansas, Billy and Sandy of Gilliam, Arkansas, sister, Belva Nipper of Locksburg, Arkansas, special sister-in-law Reba Higgins of Gilliam, Arkansas. Extended grandchildren, Taylor and Ryan Coco, Stephanie and Michael Bloodworth all of Marshall, Texas, Lynsey and Lucas Hagan of Karnack, Texas, Jay Horan Jr. of Kilgore, Texas, and seven great-grandchildren.
Funeral Services were on Saturday, October 15th, in the North Shore Baptist Church in Mims, Texas, with Bro. Dennis Whatley and Bro. John Whorley officiating. Burial will follow at 3:00 pm in Mill Creek Cemetery, Gilliam, Arkansas with Bro. Phil Whorley officiating under the direction of Chandler Funeral Home of De Queen, Arkansas. Pallbearers included: Beau Goins, Steven Lemoine, Hunter Higgins, Lane House, Darren
Higgins, and Windell Higgins Honorary Pallbearers include: Kenneth House, Bobby Davis, and Jay Horan Sr. You may send an online sympathy message at www.chandlerfuneral.
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