Richard "Rick" Duane Higgins Jr. Obituary

Richard “Rick” Duane Higgins Jr., age 63, passed away Friday, December 24, 2021, in Houston, Texas. He was born August 8, 1958, in Mena, Arkansas to the late Richard Duane and Eva Lou Willis Higgins.

Mr. Higgins was a graduate of Irving High School, class of 1976, from there he studied at Lincoln Technical Institute, class of 1977. Rick worked as a Consultant for Stewart & Stevenson in Dallas, Texas and Houston, Texas from 1977, to his retirement in 2016. It was said that Mr. Higgins knew all there was to know about Diesel Engines.

“Higgy”, as referred to by his friends and colleagues, was well respected by all who knew him. His insight and opinions were welcomed and respected; and everyone loved his infectious personality.

Richard is survived by a host of cousins (who were more like brothers and sisters) too numerous to count.

Services for Mr. Higgins will be held Monday, January 3, 2022, at 11:00 a.m., at Pinecrest Memorial Park, Brother Steve Ellison will officiate, under direction of Beasley-Wood Funeral Home. Visitation will be Sunday, January 2, 2022, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., at Beasley-Wood Chapel.

Honorary pallbearers are Rusty Brown, Ray Hunter, Max Vogel, Carl Vogel, Dennis Cunningham, Andy Brown, Doug Hunter, Barry Royal, Scott Royal, Todd Royal, and Ray Hunter.

Services are entrusted to Beasley-Wood Funeral Home. Online obituary at


1-3-21 11:46 a.m. KAWX.ORG


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