Newcomer's Floral Hills Funeral Home & Floral Hills Cemetery
7000 Blue Ridge Blvd, Kansas City, MO
September 23, 1930 – July 10, 2019
John Elmer Higgins Sr., 88 of Warrensburg, MO passed away July 10, 2019 at The Missouri Veterans Home, Warrensburg. A celebration of life and services will be held at 1pm on Monday July 15, 2019 at the Floral Hills Funeral Home, 7000 Blue Ridge Blvd., Kansas City, MO. Mr. Higgins was born September 23, 1930 in Kansas City, MO. In 1953 he married Dixie Lee Putnam Higgins who preceded him in death in 2009. John served in the US Navy for 4 years aboard the USS Philippine Sea. He enjoyed Bowling in leagues, was an Honorary Warrior in Boy Scouts (re. Light Wings,) was a member of NCHA Camping, hobbies included golfing, scuba diving and he had his private pilot’s license. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering at Finley Engineering College. He retired from Tension Envelope where he was a Mechanical Engineer. After retirement he opened his own business Higgins Precision Tool doing specialty design and manufacturing. He was preceded in death by his parents Frank and Edith Higgins, a sister Pauline Rousseau, and brothers Bill Higgins and David Higgins. Survivors include a daughter Lorrie (Don) Myers, Warrensburg 3 sons: Jay (Sandy) Higgins, Peculiar Steve (Pat) Higgins, Warrensburg Jeff (Felicia) Higgins, Waynesville 8 grandchildren, 21 great grandchildren, 8 great-great grandchildren and many nieces, nephews, other family members and friends. Memorial contributions to The Missouri Veterans Home-Warrensburg may be left at Floral Hills or sent to Lorrie.
- Celebration of Life Monday, July 15, 2019
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