Robert Eugene Higgins 80, formerly of Russellville died at Hickory Creek at Crawfordsville on Sunday, April 12, 2009.
He was born Nov. 14, 1928 to Orville A. and Hattie Gibson Higgins in North Salem. He married Helen Louise Miles on Oct. 22, 1948 in Waynetown. She preceded him in death.
Mr. Higgins was educated in Hendricks and Montgomery county schools. He was a farmer, a self-employed electrician and sold and serviced silos. He was a member of Russellville Community Church, Waveland Masonic Lodge F & AM #300 where he served in all the offices and the Russellville Fire Dept.
Survivors include one daughter, Linda McGaughey and husband Ray of Lake Alfred, Fla.; one son, Ronald Higgins and wife Sue of Russellville; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; one brother, Ed Higgins of Crawfordsville; and three sisters, Ethel Sandusky of Ladoga, Esther Grayson of Florida and Inez Barker of Illinois.
One brother and one sister also preceded him in death.
Graveside services will be held at Hebron Cemetery at 2 p.m. Wednesday with the Revs. James and Kathy Elliott officiating.
Visitation will be at Machledt & Servies Funeral Home in Waveland on Wednesday from noon to 1:30 p.m. Masonic Services will be held at the funeral home at 1:30 p.m.
Memorials may be made to Russellville Community Church at P.O. Box 183, Russellville, IN 46175. Online condolence may be made at machledtservies.com