Robert E. Higgins, age 82, passed away Wednesday, November 22, 2017, in Albuquerque, NM, where he lived with his son and daughter-in-law. He was born on August 7, 1935, in Hereford, Texas, where he grew up and graduated from high school. Robert married his wife, Jeanette, on June 9, 1956. They were married for 60 years. “Bullitt Bob”, as he was known by his co-workers, was a long-time employee of General Telephone and Electronics and retired on November 6, 1991, in Hobbs, New Mexico, after 35 years of service.
Survivors include his daughter, Beverly Dian Snodgrass of Hobbs, New Mexico and two sons, Steven Marshall Higgins of Lubbock, TX, and Stanley Wade Higgins of Albuquerque, NM. He is also survived by two sisters, Luella Thomas of Hereford, TX, and Alberta Cantrell of Bensing, AZ; one brother, Ted Higgins, of Hereford, TX; and 5 grandchildren. Robert was preceded in death by his loving wife, Jeanette Higgins, on November 14, 2016; by his parents, Fred and Catherine Higgins; three brothers, Charles, John, and Fred Higgins; and two sisters, Billie Harris and Mattie Thomas.