Jimmy K. Higgins, a loving father, dedicated husband, and respected member of the community, passed away on November 20, 2023, leaving behind a legacy of love and kindness. Born on March 10, 1934, in Toronto, Ohio to the late Charles Higgins and Grace Duncan, Jimmy led a life filled with passion and devotion.
After graduating from Sebring High School, Jimmy embarked on his professional journey at the Electric Furnace company. He worked as a draftsman and photographer for many years before retiring in 1999. Jimmy's keen eye for detail and his creative touch made him an invaluable asset to the company.
Not only was Jimmy highly skilled in his profession, but he was also a talented painter. In his free time, he expressed his artistic side through oil painting. His creations were admired by many who had the privilege of seeing them firsthand.
Beyond his professional and artistic endeavors, Jimmy was most proud of his family. He was married to his beloved wife Beverly for an incredible 58 years, showcasing unwavering commitment and dedication to each other. Their love stood as an inspiration to all who knew them.
As a father, Jimmy cherished his three daughters: Jodi (Dan) Clark, Tami Higgins, and Jaime (Curt) Smith. He raised them with unconditional love and support, instilling in them values that would guide them throughout their lives. His son, Jimmy K. (Mandy) Higgins II, held a special place in his heart as well.
Jimmy adored spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Kaley Sundt, Stephanie Clark, Rebecca Clark, and the four great-grandchildren brought immense joy into his life. Watching them grow filled him with pride and happiness.
Known for his handyman skills and tinkering nature, Jimmy could fix just about anything that came across his path. Whether it was repairing household appliances or building something from scratch, he approached every task with enthusiasm and expertise.
In addition to his tinkering, Jimmy found solace in the tranquility of oil painting. The strokes of his brush captured the beauty of the world around him, and his artwork will continue to be treasured by those fortunate enough to possess it.
Jimmy's life was also shaped by his time in the military. From 1956 to 1962, he served in the Army, stationed in Germany. His service exemplified his dedication and commitment to his country, earning him the respect and gratitude of all who knew him.
As he bids farewell to this world, Jimmy leaves behind a huge void in the hearts of those who loved him. His kind and compassionate nature touched everyone he encountered, leaving an indelible mark on their lives. In this farewell, he is finally reunited with his sweet Beverly, where they will stay together forever. He also joins together with all of his siblings again, sisters Betty, Mary, Lucy, and Doris, as well as brothers Benson, Frankie, Joe, and George.
Visitation services will be held on November 30, 2023, from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM at Dean's Funeral Home located at 256 W Ohio Ave, Sebring, OH 44672.
A graveside service will take place on December 1, 2023, at Highland Memorial cemetery. The service will commence at 2:00 PM as we gather to pay our final respects to Jimmy.
While we mourn the loss of Jimmy K. Higgins, let us also celebrate the incredible life he led and the memories he created. May his soul rest in eternal peace.