Jeffrey Vaughn Higginson, 58, of Fancy Prairie, Illinois, passed away July 10, 2017 at his home.
Jeff was born February 6, 1959 in Peoria, Illinois, the son of Orville and Nancy (Perisho) Higginson. He married Julie Wetherholt on June 22, 1991 in Lowell, Indiana.
He was a 1981 graduate of Lincoln Christian College and went on to serve in Youth Ministry for over 25 years. Jeff began his service at Inner City Mission in Springfield in the summer of 1997 and served until 2014 as the Director of Social Services. He was involved in more than 120 camps during his ministry years. J
eff was the founder of "JHB" (Jeff Higginson Band), which raised over $30,000.00 for Inner City Mission while leading worship. He was a gifted guitarist, CUBS fan extraordinaire, and follower of Christ. He loved his family, his friends, and the people that God placed in his path.
Survivors include his wife, Julie Higginson; son, Jason (Elizabeth) Wetherholt; daughter, Brienna Higginson; grandchildren, Katelyn and Allison Wetherholt and siblings; Pam (Gary) Smith, Randy (Sue) Higginson, Craig (Pam) Higginson and Melanie (Dennis) Broombaugh.
He was preceded in death by his mother and father.
Published in The Lincoln Courier from July 17 to July 19, 2017
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