|Birth: ||Jul. 13, 1929|
|Death: ||Jul. 8, 2004|
Howard Roy Higgins, 74, Perkins, died Thursday, July 8, 2004, in Stillwater Medical Center.
Services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday in the Strode Chapel. The Rev. Bill Garrett will officiate. Interment will be in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Strode Funeral Home.
He was born July 13, 1929, to Floyd Jasper and Eva Viola (Majors) Higgins in Coyle. He attended and graduated from Coyle High School in 1948. He married Geraldine "Jerry" Dry Oct. 5, 1956, in Stillwater. She died March 18, 1996.
After their marriage, the couple lived northwest of Perkins, where they raised cattle and pecans. The couple ran Higgins Dairy for more than 30 years. He enjoyed riding horses and attending rodeos. He also trained and raised cattle dogs. He played harmonica and enjoyed spending time with his friends and family.
He was a member of the Perkins Roundup Club, Coyle 4-H, Pecan Growers Association, Cattlemen's Association, Dairy Farmers of America. In 1970 and 1995, he was awarded the Goodyear/NACD Conservation Award for Conservation. He was also a member of the Perkins Assembly of God.
He is preceded in death by his parents, wife and three brothers.
He is survived by three brothers, Glen Higgins and wife, Gayla, Perkins Dee Higgins and wife, Lorraine, Perkins and Kenneth Higgins and wife, Thelma, Stillwater; and two sisters, Faye Ryan, Mulhall and Danah Brooks and her husband, Roy, Carney. He is also survived by many nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of friends.
Pallbearers will be Shawn Hansen, Mike Taylor, James Knight, Brad Chapman, James Ryan and Dennis Higgins.
Memorials may be made to the Coyle Public Schools, Attention: Future Farmers of America, 700 S. Cottingham, Coyle, Okla. 73027.
Floyd Jasper Higgins (1899 - 1982)
Eva V. Majors Higgins (1903 - 1992)
Geraldine Fern Dry Higgins (1927 - 1996)
Howard Roy Higgins (1929 - 2004)
Owen "Dee" Higgins (1933 - 2011)*
Sunset Memorial Gardens and Mausoleum
Created by: Beverly
Record added: Mar 29, 2011
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