In Memoriam : Gordon Higginson

Gordon Higginson Gordon Lewis Higginson - age: 82
(November 04, 1934 to May 25, 2017 )
Resident of Benton, Illinois

Visitation Information:
VISITATION:
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1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Sunday, May 28, 2017
Leffler Funeral Home
401 East Main Street
Benton, IL 62812


FUNERAL:
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2:00 p.m. Sunday, May 28, 2017
Leffler Funeral Home
401 East Main Street
Benton, IL 62812


MASONIC RITES:
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2:00 p.m. Sunday, May 28, 2017
Leffler Funeral Home
401 East Main Street
Benton, IL 62812

Obituary:
Gordon Lewis Higginson, age 82, of Benton, passed away at 3:05 p.m. Thursday, May 25, 2017 at Helia Healthcare of Benton.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, May 28, 2017 at the Leffler Funeral Home of Benton, with Rev. Rod Joplin officiating. Visitation will be from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Masonic Rites will be observed at 2:00 p.m. with funeral service to follow.

Mr. Higginson was born on November 4, 1934 in Wabash County, Illinois, the son of Leo Higginson and Caradena (Stadler) Higginson. He married the former Janet Bruce on April 24, 1953, and she survives.

He formerly worked for Ashland Valvoline Oil Company for 36 years until his retirement. He was a 52 year member of Pond River Masonic Lodge #244 in Greenville, KY. And he was a member of First Baptist Church of Thompsonville.

Gordon enjoyed quarter horses and trucks. He was known for his ability to fix anything and help anyone that asked.

Surviving are his wife of 64 years, Janet Higginson of Benton; three children: Stephanie Hobbs and husband Russell of Christopher, Bruce Higginson and wife Theresa of Benton, Beth Moore and husband John of Benton; four grandchildren: Jason Hobbs and wife Tiffanie, Kyle Hobbs, Shelby Biggs and husband Aaron, Taylor Moore; two great-grandchildren: Carson Hobbs and Tinley Hobbs; three sisters: Letha Michels, Lois Helm both of Mt. Carmel, IL, Dolores Elliot of Olney, IL; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers Donald Higginson and Bernard Higginson, and a sister Phyllis Hayes.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association and will be accepted at the funeral home.

To leave online condolences to the family, or to share memories of Gordon, visit www.lpfuneralhome.com



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John Michels - May 28, 2017Contact this person Contact this person
So sorry I couldn't be there today. Lisa and the girls are flying up there next week to visit. I couldn't get away with work and school. Tell Janet I'm thinking of her and will call in the next few weeks. John



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