Mr. Higgins was born Dec. 23, 1942, in Savannah, and had lived in Jones County for the past 43 years. He was the son of the late Vernon Lee Higgins and Jimmy Molly Rhodes Higgins. Mr. Higgins was a retired mechanic and bus driver for the Jones County Board of Education and was a Mason.
Mr. Higgins is survived by his wife, Amy Higgins; sons and daughters-in-law, Mike and Crystal Higgins, Jim and Tracy Higgins, Scott Higgins, Lee and Nancy Higgins, Eric and Amber Ayers, and John Russell and Danielle Ayers; daughter and son-in-law, Melissa and Casey Brannon; brother and sister-in-law, Larry and Peggy Pittman; 16 grandchildren; and by two great-grandchildren.
The family may be contacted at the residence at 922 Greene Settlement Road in Jones County.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be made to the American Heart Association, 5962 Zebulon Road, PMB #359, Macon, GA 31210, or to the American Lung Association, 1301 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, Suite 800, Washington, D.C. 20004.
Bridges Funeral Home and Crematory in Gray had charge of arrangements. Please visit the online memorial at www.bridgesfh.com.