Dennis Dean Higgins
1931 - 2014
Dennis Dean Higgins, 83, of Jefferson City, passed away Thursday, April 3, 2014, in Cape Girardeau, Mo., seven years to the day of his twin brother Donald Higgins' passing. He was born March 22, 1931, to the late Charles and Mabel (Handley) Higgins, in Jefferson City, Mo. Dennis attended school in Centertown. He proudly served his country with the United States Army, was discharged in 1950 and was immediately recalled for the Korean conflict. He spent many years working for Rohr Aircraft Corporation in Chula Vista, Calif. He also held numerous jobs in Missouri including Airport Manager of Jefferson City Memorial Airport and employed as a Welder Foreman with Fluor Daniels until his retirement. Dennis was a member of the Centertown American Legion Post 531, Masonic Lodge AF&AM No. 43, Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie #2693 and Old Wheels Club of Columbia, Missouri with a 1955 Chevy Belair. He was preceded in death by four brothers and one sister. He is survived by children Denise Higgins of San Diego, Le Ann Higgins and Kevin Higgins, of Jefferson City; one sister, Shirley Bolten of Jefferson City; four grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Friends and family will be received from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m., Monday, April 7, 2014 at the Houser Millard Funeral Home. Funeral Services will follow at 2:00 p.m. with the Rev. David Phelps officiating. Interment with full military honors will follow in the Centertown Cemetery. Expressions of sympathy may be made to the charity of the donor's choice. Arrangements are under the direction of HOUSER-MILLARD Funeral Directors, 2613 West Main Street, Jefferson City, MO 65109. (573) 636-3838. Condolences may be left for the family online at www.millardfamilychapels.com
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