Richard Allen Higgins, 78, of Westfield, passed away peacefully May 25, 2020. Dick was born March 29, 1942, in Honolulu, Hawaii, son of the late Theodore and Patricia Higgins.
As an infant, Dick travelled with his mother across the ocean just six months after the bombing of Pearl Harbor. He spent his formative years in Detroit, Michigan until the family moved to Indianapolis when he was a teenager.
Dick was a graduate of Carmel High School and Indiana University. He had had a long and successful career with Ford Motor Company, retiring after 30 years with the company.
Survivors include his loving children, Angie Simmons, Tim (Jeanette) Higgins, and LeeAnn (Lee) Clifford; 6 grandchildren, Amber (Doug) Pirtle, Jeffrey (Sydney) Simmons, Robby Higgins, Allison Higgins, Benjamin Clifford and Nicholas Clifford; a beautiful great-granddaughter, Olivia Anne Pirtle; brothers, Ed Higgins and Tom Higgins. Dick was also loved by many nieces and nephews.
Dick will be laid to rest at Salem Lutheran Church Cemetery, at a private family graveside service.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a memorial contribution, in Dick’s memory, to the local American Heart Association, 6500 Technology Center Drive, Suite 100, Indianapolis, IN 46278.
Bussell Family Funerals, Westfield-Carmel is privileged to assist the family in arrangements.
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