Lester Eldon Higgins Sr., age 81, of Hagerstown, went to be with his Lord on Thursday, March 29, 2012, at Meritus Medical Center near Hagerstown.
Born Sept. 5, 1930, in Clear Spring, he was the son of the late Charles Thomas Higgins Sr. and Maude Lavine Hanson Higgins.
He was a member of Virginia Avenue Church of God.
He is survived by a daughter, Tonja Walker and husband, Jim, of Baroda, Mich.; two sons, Lester Higgins Jr. and wife, Dawn, of Front Royal, Va., and Paul Higgins and wife, Sheree, of Winchester, Va.; a sister, Jarjoil Texter of Chambersburg, Pa.; eight grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
He was preceded in death by two brothers and three sisters.
There will be no viewing. A memorial service will be at Virginia Avenue Church of God in Hagerstown, on Wednesday, April 4, 2012, at 11 a.m. The Rev. Paul Harne will officiate. Fellowship and refreshments will follow the service at the church. Burial will be at a later date in Rocky Gap Veterans Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Wounded Warriors Association or to Disabled American Veterans.
Arrangements were entrusted to Donald Edwin Thompson Funeral Home Inc., 13607 National Pike, Clear Spring.