WEAVERVILLE– Rothy Higgins, age 78, of Weaverville, died Tuesday, February 4, 2020.
Rothy was born November 28, 1941 in Yancey County to the late Lee and Lucy English Higgins; he was a resident of Buncombe County for most of his life. Rothy enjoyed working and being outside. He attended Westview Baptist Church.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Mavis Higgins who died in 2001. Surviving are his children, Annette Higgins, Wilma Willis, and Sherry Warren, Mark Higgins and wife Mandy, and Ginger Sams and husband Eric; ten grandchildren, and four great grandchildren,
His funeral service will be held at 2:30 p.m. Friday, February 7, 2020 in the Chapel of West Funeral Home, 17 Merrimon Ave., Weaverville. Burial will follow in Higgins Family Cemetery off Edmonds Road. Reverends Preston Riddle and Charles English will officiate. The family will receive friends 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Thursday, February 6, 2020 at the funeral home. Those desiring to make a memorial contribution are encouraged to consider: American Red Cross greater Carolina Region 2425 Park Road, Charlotte, NC 28203 and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital “Memorial Giving” 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
For those who desire, condolences may be offered to the family under Mr. Higgins’ obituary at www.WestFamilyFuneralServices.com.