William David Higgs, 72, of Vaiden passed away at Vaiden Community Living Center on Sunday, March 24, 2019.
A memorial service for Mr. Higgs will be held at a later date.
Mr. Higgs was born to Joy Elmer and Martha Lois Phelps Higgs in Indiana on March 26, 1946. He was a retired self-employed machinist and enjoyed building things, taking care of his cows, music, and playing his guitar. He loved giving to Boys Town and St. Jude and was of the Baptist faith.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Brenda Welch.
Mr. Higgs is survived by his wife, Opal Channell Higgs of Vaiden; daughters, Lillie Mae Dearman of Kentucky, Becky Mobley of Jackson, Debbie Parker of Florida, Mary Blasingame of Oxford, Glenda Roberson of Holcomb, and Jennifer Lloyd of Greenville; sons, William David Higgs II of Illinois, Glenn Grice of Knoxville, Tenn., and Tim Grice of Greenville; sisters, Lynn Loflin of Purvis, Martha Higgs of Pascagoula, Judy Cooper of Ackerman, and Lillie Bowman of Purvis; brother, Joe Higgs of Lumberton; fourteen grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital (www.stjude.org), 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105; or to Boys Town (www.boystown.org), 200 Flanagan Boulevard, P.O. Box 8000, Boys Town, NE 68010.
An online guestbook is available at www.ofhwinona.com.