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Richard Herbert Higgins

Richard Herbert Higgins
August 6, 1930 - January 8, 2018

Richard Herbert Higgins was born August 6, 1930 in Wichita Falls and passed away on January 8, 2018.

Funeral services will be at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 11, 2018, at Floral Heights United Methodist Church with Rev. Don Yeager officiating. Interment with military honors will follow at Crestview Memorial Park under the direction of Lunn's Colonial Funeral Home. The family will receive friends at a visitation from 6:00 until 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 10, at Lunnís.

Dick graduated from Wichita Falls High School in 1947 and started architecture classes at Texas Tech. After three years at Tech, he joined the United States Navy in 1951, attaining the rank of Petty Officer First Class with the Seabees serving at bases in Japan, Guam and Corpus Christi. During his service, he married Betty Frances Taylor on August 6, 1955. After serving 5 years with the Navy, he returned to Lubbock and completed his degree in Architecture at Tech in 1958.

Dick and Betty lived in Lubbock for several years where he worked for several different architectural firms. In 1965, they moved back to Wichita Falls where he was employed by Winglar and Sharp Architects, until he retired on January 1, 2006. Dick was active with the Southwest Lions Club, serving many years at the Wichita Falls and state level. He was also very active with the Northwest Texas Council of Boy Scouts with his sonsí troops and at the Council level. He was involved with the AIA at the local and state levels, and the CSI during his career.

He was preceded in death by his brother Donald Sheridan Higgins and his parents Herbert Gordon Higgins and Anna Mae Disbrow Higgins.

He is survived by his wife, Betty; two sons, Greg and wife Shaloy; Kirk and wife Diana; and grandchildren Scott and Renee; Kristin Gardner and husband David, and Kaitlin.

For those desiring, donations may be made to Hospice of Wichita Falls.