John "Jack" Higgins

Born: Wed., Oct. 14, 1925
Died: Fri., Feb. 2, 2018


Visitation

9:00 AM to 11:00 AM, Tue., Feb. 06, 2018
Location: Murphy-Parks Funeral Home


Recitation of the Rosary

9:00 AM Tue., Feb. 06, 2018
Location: Murphy-Parks Funeral Home


Mass of Christian Burial

11:00 AM Tue., Feb. 06, 2018
Location: St. Joseph Catholic Church


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John “Jack” Higgins, 92, a lifelong resident of Shelby County, passed away Friday, February 2, 2018 at Ashford Place.

Jack was born October 14, 1925 to Michael and Rose (Hirschauer) Higgins.

He married Virginia (Jeffries) Higgins on June 2, 1954 and she survives.

Other survivors include his sister, several nieces, nephews and great-nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; daughter and sisters, Mary Bogeman, and Ruth Thieman, Martha Higgins, and Rita Fisher.

Jack graduated from Waldron High School in 1943.

He served in the U.S. Army during WWII reaching the rank of Buck Sergeant.

He owned Higgins Sunoco and a Gulf service station for 35 years, retiring in 1987.

Jack was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus, Moose Lodge, American Legion, and the VFW.

Visitation will be from 9:00 to 11:00 am on Tuesday February 6, 2018 , at Murphy-Parks Funeral Service, 703 S. Harrison St., Shelbyville The rosary will be recited at 9:00am. at the funeral home.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 127 E. Broadway, with Father Mike Keucher officiating.

Burial will be at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, Shelbyville with military rites conducted by local veterans’ organizations.

Funeral Directors Greg, Sheila, and Stuart Parks are honored to serve the Higgins family.

Memorial contributions may be given to Shelby County Special Olympics in care of the funeral home or St. Joseph Catholic Church, 127 E. Broadway St. Shelbyville, IN.

Online condolences may be shared at www.murphyparks.com.

 

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KEISTON R.HOLLOWAY
   Posted Sun February 04, 2018
ON BEHALF OF THE COMRADES AND SISTERS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF INDIANA YOU HAVE OUR DEEPEST CONDOLENCES FOR THE LOSS OF YOUR LOVED ONE AND OUR DEPARTED COMRADE.OUR PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU ALL.SINCERELY VETERANS OF FOREIGN WARS OF THE UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF INDIANA STATE CHAPLAIN KEISTON R.HOLLOWAY

Janet E McColley Franklin
   Posted Sun February 11, 2018
Dear Virginia, I hope you receive this note.. I just last night found Jack's obit, so sorry for your loss. I was just thinking about you both night before last wondering how you were doing. Wish I could of been there for the funeral. I'm still living in Kentucky, Roger lives with me and John and Joyce live the street over from me in a trailer court. They send their love, thoughts and prayers too. Sending you love, hugs and thoughts and prayers. God love you, Cousin Janet

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