DEWITT — George W. Higgins, 85, of DeWitt, passed away at 6:29 p.m. on May 16, 2020, at Decatur Memorial Hospital, Decatur.
Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, private family services will be conducted on Friday, May 22, 2020, at Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, with Jim Kilson officiating. Burial with military honors will be held at McCord Cemetery, DeWitt, at a later date.
Memorials may be directed to the Lane Christian Church.
George was born on June 4, 1934, in Decatur, the youngest son of William and Sarah (Moore) Higgins. He married Shirley A. Maiden on January 1, 1976, in Monticello. She passed away on March 24, 2016.
Survivors include his sons, Mike (Carrie) Edwards, Weldon; Chris (Ah-Yuen) Higgins, Gilbert, Ariz., daughters, Vicki Fogerson, Weldon; Lori (Benny) Cole, Heyworth; Tami (Darin) Fowler, Maroa; eight grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, brother, Robert (Bernadine) Higgins, Chestnut; and sister, Joanne Krall, Argenta.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
George graduated from Argenta High School and served in the U.S. Navy, later becoming a member of the Clinton AmVets Post #14. He worked at General Cable and J.M. Jones. He enjoyed camping, fishing, tinkering in his shop, tomatoes (especially yellow ones), and coffee hour. George especially loved his family and his Lane Christian Church family.
George and his loving, ornery wit will be sorely missed by all who knew him.
Online condolences may be made at www.calvertmemorial.com