He was a United States Navy veteran, who served in World War II. He was of the Baptist faith. He was retired from Reynolds Metals.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Jess and Mamie Carson Higgins.
Survivors include his niece, Olivia Hall and her husband, Curtis, of Cleveland; siblings: Frances Ruth Curtis of Cleveland and Betty Lou Buslinger of Melbourne, Fla.; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
A graveside service will be held at 3 p.m. on Friday, July 12, 2013, with the Rev. Gary Higgins officiating.
The family will receive friends from noon to 3 p.m. Friday at Grissom Funeral Home, Mark S. Grissom, funeral director, before proceeding to the cemetery.
Online condolences may be sent to www.grissomfh.net.