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Larry Higgins

Larry Eugene Higgins, 73, of Champaign, passed away Wednesday, July 6, 2016 at the University of Illinois Hospital, Chicago.


Larry was born on January 13, 1943 in Champaign the son of Charles and Ruby (Allen) Higgins. He married Rhonda Kay Birley on May 14, 1993 in Urbana. She passed away on February 3, 2009.


Larry is survived by his granddaughters, Heather Stone of White Heath, Brittany Owen of Monticello, Melissa Stone of White Heath; great granddaughters, Kenzie, Kennedi, and Kenley; sisters Donna Alexander of White Heath, Annalee Whitlow of High Point, NC; and fiancée, Sharon Fitzwater of Champaign. He was preceded in death by his parents and daughter Lisa Stone.


Larry retired from Kraft Foods, Inc. and then worked at the State Farm Center. Larry was a National Officer of the National Corvette Association and a member of the Rolling Prairie Corvette Club in Decatur. Larry’s hobbies included fishing, white water rafting, wood working, and racing corvettes.


A visitation will be held from 5:00-8:00 p.m., Tuesday, July 12, 2016 at the Mackey-Wright Funeral Home, Monticello. A funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, July 13, 2016 at the Mackey-Wright Funeral Home, Monticello. Interment will be held in Grandview Memorial Gardens, Champaign.


Memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association or the American Cancer Society.


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