Floyd T. “Tommy” Higgins

September 09, 1949 ‒ September 20, 2016

Cardington, Ohio

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.

  • A gentle, kind, sweet man that will always be remembered for the love he held for you deb. My heart breaks for you and your family. God Bless you in the days ahead.

  • We are going to miss Floyd here on Tittlebaugh Rd. One of the best neighbor anyone could have. Always took time for a good chat. Leading a helping hand. Very supportive, positive person. Loved his family that was near and far. Bragged on his Children and Grandchildren. Floyd is up with George,Joyce and Vicky looking down on us here on Titttlebaugh, helping us in their own way. Hugs and Payers for Deb Higgins and family.

  • My sympathies, Deb and family.
    In the hard days ahead, remember the good times and treasure those memories.

  • Heartfelt condolences to Deb, family and friends. May your wonderful memories keep you until you meet again.

  • Debbie & Family Our thoughts & prayers are with you and your family. I am a high school class mate of Jerry, & friend of Ruth Ann and Bobbie. Please extend our sympathy to all of the family.

  • I am a long time friend of Bobbi’s and will always cherish my memories of Tommy. He was a sweet and kind young man. Please know there are many prayers for the entire Higgins family.