News From Terre Haute, Indiana

June 14, 2013

Robert Charles Higgins


TERRE HAUTE — Robert Charles Higgins, 67, of Terre Haute, passed away Saturday, June 8, 2013, at Springhill Village Nursing Center in Terre Haute. Bob (RC) was born July 24, 1945, in Terre Haute, to Arthur and Alice Lacy Higgins.

Bob spent most of his adult years as a paramedic for the Terre Haute Fire Department, as well as being an honorably discharged member of the United States Air Force. After his retirement, Bob was very involved with local veteran events, taking pride serving the veteran’s needs as a member of the Honor Guard of the American Legion Post 346. Bob also was a member of Veteran of Foreign Wars posts 972, and 6574, AMVETS Post 222, and a member of the Voiture 21 40&8 Club.

Bob was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his daughter, Tamy Higgins of Jefferson City, Mo.; one sister, Ginger Higgins Rocks of Phoenix; a niece, Angela VerSteeg and her husband Brandon of Phoenix; one aunt, Janie Elder; two uncles, Fred and Tom Isbell, all of Terre Haute; two great-nephews, Cooper and Mason; and his longtime companion, Jenny Dixon of Terre Haute. Bob also is survived by many other friends, family, and loved ones.

Funeral service for Bob will be today June, 14, 2013, at 11 a.m. at Greiner Funeral Home, 2005 North 13th St., in Terre Haute, with Chaplain Gary Steward officiating. Burial will follow in Roselawn Memorial Park with military honors performed by the American Legion Post 346. Visitation was Thursday, June 13, 2013, at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations be made to the American Veterans Administration (AMVETS). Online condolences may be made at: