Howard F. Higgins, 80, of Exeter, was called home to the Lord May 4, 2014 at Otsego Manor with his family by his side.
He was born June 30, 1933 in New Berlin, the son of Harold W. and Ruth Almira (Hall) Higgins. He married Virginia A. Moore August 5, 1956 in West Exeter; a beautiful union that lasted 57 years.
Howard was a devoted family man. He cherished his wife Virginia, was proud of all his children and doted on his grandchildren. He and his wife owned and operated the family dairy farm. Howard enjoyed bowling and was always ready to lend a helping hand.
His wife Virginia; his children & their spouses Nancy Ann and Tim Dockstader, Priscilla Marie & Richard Cahoon, Donna Lee & Jim Currier; his grandchildren Nicholas ,Sara, and Adam Schoellig; Amanda, Zackary, and Bianca Dockstader; Justin Kessler, and Chase Cahoon; Jamie, and James Currier; his great grandchildren Patrick, Gregory, Leah, and Drew Schoellig; Brodi Kessler; his siblings, Donald L. Higgins, and Margaret O. York survive Howard.
He was predeceased by Donald Laverne Bowen, who was like a son; his granddaughter Abigail Schoellig; his siblings James H. Higgins, Elizabeth R. Huntington, David E. Higgins
Calling Hours will be held on Friday May 9, 2014 at the Burlington Flats Baptist Church from 10:00 am till Noon.
Funeral Services will be held at Noon with the Pastor Jay Henderson officiating on May 9th following the calling hours.
Contributions may be made in Howard’s memory to Catskill Area Hospice and Palliative Care, Envelopes will be available at the church.
Arrangements are under the guidance of the Houk-Johnston-Terry Funeral Home, Edmeston.