Floyd T. “Tommy” Higgins
September 09, 1949 ‒ September 20, 2016
Floyd T. “Tommy” Higgins, age 67, of Cardington, passed away Tuesday, September 20, 2016, at Marion General Hospital following a brief battle with cancer.
He was born on September 9, 1949, in Marion, to the late Floyd and Eloise Isa (Cantwell) Higgins. Floyd graduated from Mount Gilead High School in the class of 1967.
Shortly after high school Floyd began working for GTE Phone Company. His primary duties involved Central Office and PBX equipment installation and servicing. Floyd retired in 1998 after 30 years of service.
In 1969, Floyd stepped away from working at GTE to honorably serve his country in the United States Army. He served during Vietnam and was stationed most of his deployment in Germany.
Floyd was gifted a second chance in love when he fell in love with Deborah L. Ellis. Together they were united on April 1, 1986 in Springfield, TN.
The great outdoors was Floyd’s playground. He enjoyed collecting maple sap to make syrup with his buddy Rob Wheeler and loved to go hunting with his friends. Floyd even did all of his own reloading and bullet making. As a family, he and Deb loved to travel all over the United States and even outside the states to Mexico and Caribbean. When Floyd wasn’t spending time with his family, he was often found lending a hand to his friends, neighbors, and strangers.
Floyd will be missed by his wife, Deb; children: Brett (Kimberly) Higgins of Mt. Sterling, KY, Thomas (Eddie Cabrera) Loughridge of Houston, TX, Jennifer (Harold) Rayburn of Georgetown, KY, Edward (Stephanie) Loughridge of Webster Springs, WV, and Jason Higgins of KY; eleven grandchildren: Shelby, Taylor, Madison, Christian, Darryn, Anna, Gabriel, Connor, Emily, Justin, and Jamie; brothers: Jerry (Marcia) Higgins and Don Higgins; sisters: Ruth Ann (Ken) Mast and Bobbie (Glenn) Rhoads; a very close friend Rob Wheeler; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
A private family service will be determined at a later date.
Snyder Funeral Homes of Mount Gilead are honored to have been chosen to serve Floyd’s family and your condolences may be expressed to them by visiting www.SnyderFuneralHomes.com.