Fallen Warriors

Ronnie Higgins - Class Of 1969

Copyright (c) 2006, The Daily Press, Inc.

DATE: March 31, 2006
SECTION: Obituaries


Ronnie C. Higgins  

NEWPORT NEWS - Ronnie 'Chuck' C. Higgins, 54, went to be with our Lord and Savior 
on Wednesday, March 29, 2006, from complications of a heart attack in June 2005. 
Chuck was born June 4, 1951, in Johnston, N.C., and has lived on the Peninsula all 
of his life. For the past nine months, he has been a resident of Walter Reed 
Convalescent and Rehabilitation Center in Gloucester. He was a member of
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Todds Lane, Hampton. He 
graduated from Kecoughtan High School in 1969 and was a member of the Fraternity
Phi Sigma Chi. During the two years he served in the United States Army, he was 
assigned to Germany as a Spec. 4. Chuck was known for his love of sports, cooking, 
outdoors and gardening. His Sundays revolved around home cooked dinners with 
his family. He was employed by Shirley Construction Company, as a superintendent, 
for 18 years. He was preceded in death by his parents, Mary and Luther Higgins, 
and a brother, Michael Luther Higgins.
Chuck is survived by his loving wife of 30 years, Patricia Higgins; two sons,
Ronnie C. Higgins II and William 'Luke' Luther Higgins; three sisters, Lynda 
Stalnaker and husband, Stan, of Newport News, Revonda 'Ronni' Pucci
and husband, James, of Hampton and Jonnie Forrest and husband, Perry, 
of Cobbs Creek; his mother-in-law; three brothers-in-law; a sister-in-law; a host of 
nieces and nephews and many other family and friends. Chuck was a beloved 
husband, father and brother and will be sadly missed by all. A special thanks to 
Walter Reed Convalescent and Rehabilitation Center, Riverside Walter Reed 
hospital staff, Dr. Haggerty and the hospice care team for all their love, care and 
support. The family will receive friends from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday, April 2, at 
Peninsula Funeral Home. A funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday 
at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Todds Lane, Hampton, with 
burial to follow in Hampton Veterans Memorial Gardens. Memorial donations 
may be made to the American Heart Association, 500 Plume Street East, Suite 
110, Norfolk, VA 23452.

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04/30/09 07:45 PM #1    

Bonnie Bridger (Mittelmaier) (1969)

Oh Boy, Ronnie Higgins, full of fun and looked just like a big ole teddy bear. Lost touch with him after high school and thought about him often, wondering what had become of him. Ronnie would have loved to be involved with all of this reunion stuff and especially those boys from the fraternities. He was a very special person, I just know he's up in heaven with a halo and wings and looking down on us with a big smile on his face. In my mind, he will always be that funny, cute, high school pal.

Bonnie Bridger Mittelmaier

10/14/09 08:16 PM #2    

James Casey (1969)

Ronnie purchased a 69 yellow Road Runner that we were all jealous of! A very nice guy. Fond memories....

Jim Casey

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