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Obituary for Kenneth Orval Higgs

Kenneth Orval Higgs, age 88, died on Tuesday, October 30, 2018 at his home.

He was born September 19, 1930 in Port Arthur, TX the son of Alton A. and Mildred Farmer Higgs. Kenneth grew up in Port Arthur, El Paso, TX. And Greenland, AR. He graduated from Greenland High School. Kenneth was a Korean War veteran. Following two years in the Service he moved to Port Arthur, TX where he began his employment with Texaco Research.

Kenneth married Billie Walling Weatherford in 1967. He retired from Texaco Research in 1985 and he and Billie moved to Branson, MO. where they enjoyed their retirement years.

In Branson Kenneth was very active in Amateur Packet radio for all the years he was there. He taught packet classes and maintained a BBS.

Survivors include: his son and daughter-in-law, Steven and Joyce Higgs of Bridge City, TX, three grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, two sisters-in-law, Alice Higgs and Dixie Higgs and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Billie Walling Higgs, a son, Larry Wayne Higgs, a sister, Shirley Sikes and two brothers, Bartley D. Higgs and Alton A. Higgs, Jr.

Graveside services will be held at 11:00 am, Tuesday, November 6, 2018 at McCord Cemetery in Elkins, AR. A visitation will be held from 2:00 to 4:00 pm, Monday, November 5, 2018 at Greenlawn Funeral Home in Branson.
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