April 20, 1932 - July 30, 2018
Born in Petroleum, WV
Resided in Petroleum, WV
Ralph served in the US Army during the Korean War as a Corporal, which he received two bronze stars.
Ralph was a mechanic, also worked for General Motors, Ford Motor Company, JC Penny’s and Asplundh Tree Company. Ralph enjoyed outdoors, he was happy on his tractor. He loved fishing and spending time with his wife, family and friends. He was a member of the VFW.
Surviving is his wife of 66 years, Clarice Jane (Francis) Higgins; 3 children, Barbara (June) Todd of Lubeck WV, Vickie Todd of Parkersburg, WV, Larry (Tammy) Higgins of Petroleum WV, daughter-in-law, Diane Higgins of Boaz WV, 8 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren, and several step grandchildren and great grandchild, one sister, Francis Lane of Cutler, Ohio
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son Randall Higgins; 3 sisters, Virginia Tanner, Laura Clark, and Alice Sargeant; and great granddaughter, Carrie Jean Todd.
According to his wishes he will be cremated and no services will be held. His ashes will be buried at the Lewis Cemetery in Racy, Ritchie County. Raiguel Funeral Home handled his arrangements.