He was a member of Oak Grove Baptist Church in Polk County.
He was also a member of the Cleveland/Chattanooga Dart Association. He was employed with Whirlpool for 23 years.
He was preceded in death by his stepfather, Jerry Wells; and his son, Joe (Bubba) Wright.
Survivors include his wife of 17 years, Marla Kay Young Higdon of Cleveland; mother, Wilma Wells; children and spouses: Angie and Steven Epperson of Cleveland, Candice and Brad Holcomb of Winston Salem, N.C., and Tanda Higdon and Quinton Bennett of Cleveland; seven grandchildren: Cody, Katie, Courtney and Gracie Epperson, Jayden Holcomb and Jada and Quinton Bennett; sister and spouse, Debbie and James Price of Benton; two brothers: Mike Wells and Dennis Wellsm both of Georgia; and stepsister, Christy and spouse, Tracy Reece of Cleveland.
Funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 15, 2011, in the chapel of Ralph Buckner Funeral Home with Pastor John Bevins officiating.
Interment will follow in McInturf Cemetery with a white dove release ceremony concluding the service. Dennis Belcher, DeWayne White, Jason Keith, Eddie Morrow, Steven Goodwyn, Tommy Cross, Ken Wilson, Tim Graves and Charles McClaren will serve as pallbearers.
His family will receive friends from 5 to 9 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
We invite you to send a message of condolence and view the Higdon family guestbook at www.ralphbuckner.com.