Ike Lee Higgins Jr.

Wednesday, April 13, 2022

Ike Lee Higgins Jr. was born on November 25, 1934 in Delaware, AR to Willie Ike Higgins and Edna Fay Higgins. He passed away on April 5, 2022 in Blytheville, AR at the age of 87.

He was united in marriage to Willie Gargus Higgins on March 28. 1954 in Blytheville, AR.

He had been employed for many years as a Color Analyst with Dunn-Edwards Paints. Ike was a good Christian man who loved mechanic work, drag racing, NASCAR races and fishing.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Willie Ike and Edna Fay Higgins, one daughter, Diana McDaniel, four brothers, Jack Higgins, Johnny Higgins, Tommy Higgins and L.V. Higgins, three sisters, Bobbie Higgins, Patsy McKay and Hilda Curly Laster, one granddaughter, Sabrina Higgins.

He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Willie Higgins of Blytheville, AR, four children, Wanda Sue Lopez of CA, Jimmy Ray Higgins and Nancy Freeman of Blytheville, AR, Sheila Marie Higgins of CA and Jerry Wade Higgins of AR, two sisters, Sharon Stanley of IN, and Paulette Stanley of AR, nine grandchildren, Stephanie Houston, Patricia Fernandez, Christina Guzman, Mario Guzman, Jessie Barajas, Jessica Woollen, Joshua Soza, Jennafer Quinn and Heidi Romero, 21 great grandchildren, 7 great great grandchildren and 4 great great great grandchildren.

Services were held April 8, 2022 with Rev. John Dunavant officiating at Powell Funeral Home. Burial was in Mt. Zion Cemetery in Steele. Pallbearers were Ricky Williamson, John L. Welch, Vinnie Gonzales, Angela Gonzales, Paul Williamson and Nick Smith.

Powell Funeral Home in charge of services.