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Harry Dale Higgins, age 72, of Rachel, passed away on Wednesday (Feb. 14, 2018) at his residence. He was born March 24, 1945 in Wetzel County, a son of the late Birchie Hale Higgins and Mary Elizabeth Hibbs Higgins. He is survived by his wife, Jessie Louise Dotson Higgins of Rachel, who he married on Dec. 19, 1963, and was married to for 54 years.
He is also survived by two sons, Ronald Dale (Tracey) Higgins of Rachel and Larry Dean Higgins of Brink (Rymer); three daughters, Sharon (Tim) Stout of Rachel, Sandra (Stacy) Thompson of Fairmont and Krystal Higgins and Earl Spangler of Walkerville, Maryland; 13 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; one brother, Everett Higgins and Charlotte Dye of Rachel; two sisters, Wanda and Glen Jones of Farmington and Donna and Jeff Rice of Pine Grove; one brother-in-law, Charles Carnes of Smithfield; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, Harry was preceded in death by one son, David Lee Higgins who died on May 16, 1998; one brother, Albert Higgins; one sister, Helen Carnes; and a sister-in-law, Wilma Higgins.
Harry was employed by Eastern Association Coal in Rachel for 17 years. He worked at Federal #2 until his retirement. He was a member of the UMWA. He enjoyed hunting and fishing and enjoyed traveling with Jessie. He will be remembered for his great sense of humor.
Family and friends may call from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018, at Masters Funeral Home, 209 Main St., Mannington. A graveside service will follow at the cemetery with Rev. Dave Markley officiating. Interment will be at Viewpoint Cemetery in Rachel.
Online condolences may be left for the family at www.mastersfuneralhomewv.com.
Published on February 16, 2018
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