MOUNT VERNON — Calling hours for Jed J. Higgins, 51, of Mount Vernon, will be held today from 2 to 4 and 5 to 7 p.m. at Grove Church of Christ, 7740 Grove Church Road, Gambier, with the funeral service at 7 p.m. Roger Crego will officiate. We will combine services for Jed and his brother, Ted, who passed away on May 20, 2011. Jed will be laid to rest in Eastview Cemetery, Centerburg, on Friday.
Jed died May 24, 2011, at Country Court Nursing Home, Mount Vernon, where he has been almost 13 years after suffering a brain stem stroke. He was born Dec. 19, 1959, in Mount Vernon to Jack J. and Carolyn R. (Walton) Higgins. He was a graduate of Centerburg High School and served in the Navy.
He is survived by his son James Derrick Higgins, and grandson, Alexzander Jed Higgins, both of Mount Vernon; his parents, Jack J. Higgins of Gambier and Carolyn R. Higgins of Mount Vernon; grandmother, Imogene Higgins of Mount Vernon; one brother, Jon (Wendi) Higgins of Centerburg; five sisters, Cindy (Rodney) Harris of Frazeysburg, Wendy Smith of Cable, Teri (Keith) Page of Sunbury, Tami (Keith) Ruhl of Mount Vernon and Shamra Ann Johnson of Columbus; foster sister, Lovina Murvine and family of Newark; and many nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles.
He was preceded in death by two granddaughters, Jazmine Marie and Star Atlantica; and a grandson, Devon Phoenix.
Law-Baker Funeral Home, 34 N. Main St., Utica, is assisting the family with arrangements. Visit http://www.law-bakerfuneralhome.com to extend condolences to the family.