Clarence Franklin “Frank” Higgins, 87, Vero Beach, FL, died February 17, 2021, at the home of his daughter, Roxanna. One of 9 children, Frank was born November 30, 1933, in Letcher County, KY, to Charlie and Roxie (McIntosh) Higgins.
Frank was an Army veteran, having followed his older brothers into military service at the age of 16, serving during the Korean War.
Since 1957, Frank had been a long distance truck driver, logging over 6.5 million accident free miles by 1998 when he was commissioned as the Driver Trainer for Transcontinental Refrigerated Lines and was the subject of a feature article. He enjoyed the independence, sight seeing and freedom that long distance driving offered and although he had fond memories of his Kentucky home, he claimed Arizona was his favorite state because of the “beautiful mountains and stars”.
Proud of his country roots, he loved buttermilk, cornbread, biscuits and gravy. He spoke of his siblings with great pride. He had a zest for fun, loved to dance and had a beautiful singing voice relishing the opportunity to sing with the local house band at neighboring watering holes.
Surviving are former spouses, Barbara and Fredia, the mothers of his six children, whom also survive – Deborah, Tammy, Roxanna, Shawn, Holly and Aaron. A brother, Samuel “Freddie” Higgins and a sister, Barbara Gordon, special friend, Hilda Woodson, 12 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren and 4 great great grandchildren, as well as a host of nephews and nieces, also survive.
A memorial will be held at a future date when it is safe to gather together.
Arrangements are under the direction of Millennium Cremation Service, Vero Beach. Online condolences may be left at www.millenniumcremationservice.com
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