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Jay Walter Higgins, Jr., 44, of Mannington, died Saturday (April 22, 2017) at his residence.
He was born Oct. 18, 1972, at Fairmont, a son of Susan Kay Stevens Slaughter and stepfather Charles Fredrick Slaughter of Mannington and the late Jay Walter Higgins, Sr.
He is survived by his children, Dakota Higgins of Pennsylvania, Dylan Higgins of Mannington, Raven Higgins of Wyatt and Melinda Dodd of Shinnston; his sister, Teresa Higgins of Everson; brother, Matthew Slaughter of Pennsylvania. Also surviving are several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.
Jay worked in construction as a laborer. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and spending time in the outdoors. He also enjoyed traveling to the Amish country in Maryland.
Family and friends may call from 6-8 p.m. today and from 9-11 a.m. Wednesday with funeral services at 11 a.m. at Masters Funeral Home, 209 Main Street, Mannington with Pastor Dan Adkins officiating. Burial will follow at Stevens Edge of the Woods Cemetery on Big Run near Whetstone. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.mastersfuneralhomewv.com.
Published on April 25, 2017
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