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In Memory of

Richard P. Higgins

September 1, 1929 - June 12, 2017

Obituary


Richard P. Higgins, 87, of Greeneville, passed away Monday, June 12, 2017, at Morning Pointe of Greeneville.

He was an entomologist.

Mr. Higgins was a member of Greeneville Seventh-day Adventist Church.

Survivors include four daughters and two sons-in-law: Lisa and Arthur LaPerriere of Killen, Alabama, Melody Hansbro of Alto, Texas, Amy Smith of Lancaster, Texas, and Cheryl and Tony Shrum of Red Bank, Tennessee; two sons and daughters-in-law: Wesley and Linda McDonald of Jasper, Indiana, and Fred and Nancy McDonald of Greeneville; ten grandchildren; and thirteen great-grandchildren.

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Richard P. Higgins, 87, of Greeneville, passed away Monday, June 12, 2017, at Morning Pointe of Greeneville.

He was an entomologist.

Mr. Higgins was a member of Greeneville Seventh-day Adventist Church.

Survivors include four daughters and two sons-in-law: Lisa and Arthur LaPerriere of Killen, Alabama, Melody Hansbro of Alto, Texas, Amy Smith of Lancaster, Texas, and Cheryl and Tony Shrum of Red Bank, Tennessee; two sons and daughters-in-law: Wesley and Linda McDonald of Jasper, Indiana, and Fred and Nancy McDonald of Greeneville; ten grandchildren; and thirteen great-grandchildren.

He was the son of the late Ray and Mary P. Higgins and was preceded in death by his wife, Elsie Higgins.

The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at Kiser-Rose Hill Funeral Home.

A graveside service will be held at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery with Clarence Small officiating. Family and friends are asked to meet at 9:00 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home to go in procession to the cemetery.

Family members will serve as pallbearers.

The family wished to express a special thanks to the staff of Morning Pointe of Greeneville.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Adventist Community Services Center.