Max 'Sonny" Higgins, Jr.October 23, 1935 ~ July 21, 2017 (age 81)
Max “Sonny” Higgins, Jr., 81, of Higgins, passed away unexpectedly Friday, July 21, 2017. Born in Yancey County October 23, 1935, he was the son of the late Max Theodore Higgins, Sr. and Ester Higgins. Sonny was a US Navy machinist on the USS New Jersey, and a member of Higgins Freewill Baptist Church. He was a lifetime farmer who loved gardening and sharing what he grew with family and friends. Listening to gospel music was also a favorite pastime.
Surviving are his children: Donna S. Whitson and husband Monty of Morganton, Dennis Wayne Higgins and wife Kenitra, and Clint Eugene Higgins and wife Julie of Burnsville and Michael Gordon Higgins and wife Kim of Alexander; the Mother of his children: Margaret Sue Higgins of Erwin, TN; grandchildren: Christopher Whitson, Megan Watson, Briana Higgins, Morgan Higgins and Levi Higgins; a step grandson: Jeremiah Styles; great grandchildren: Bella Whitson, Judah Whitson, Oliver Watson and Violet Watson; brothers: Carlton Allen Higgins of Fairbanks, AL, and Noel Higgins and wife Faye of Burnsville; and his special friend: Maggie Phillips of Burnsville.
Funeral services will be held at 2PM Monday in the Chapel of Holcombe Brothers Funeral Home. Revs. Junior Peterson and Keith Miller will officiate. Burial will be in the Max Higgins Family Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from Noon until 2PM, prior to the service at the funeral home.