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Robert “Harley” Higginson

July 3, 1948 - June 12, 2019

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Robert Harley Higginson, 70 Chandler, IN, passed away on Wednesday, June 12, 2019. He was born on July 3, 1948 to the late Harley H. Higginson Jr. and Imogene (Hardesty) Higginson.

He was a 1966 graduate of North High School where he participated in school plays, marching band, concert choir and played in the orchestra. Robert was an Army veteran, having served in the Vietnam War. He was a member of the VFW Post 1114 and American Legion Kapperman Post 0044. Robert was a former member of the Hadi Shrine, NRA and DAV. He enjoyed boating, jet-skiing, fishing, golfing, riding his golf cart and traveling. Robert was the owner and president of MTC, Higginson Coil Wash, Harley Corp, and Jamaicatan. He also worked for Flanders Electric as a mechanical engineer.

Robert was preceded in death by his brothers, Glenn Higginson and Don Higginson.

He is survived by his wife, Jane; daughter, Yvette (Higginson) Connelly (fiancé Justin Elliott); sons, Derick Higginson (Erin) and Cale Higginson (Andrea); six grandchildren, Annie, Lauryn, Jack, Jillian, Mason, and Lexie; many nieces and nephews; and his Maine Coon cat, Tazza.

Funeral services will be held at 12:00 p.m. Monday, June 17, 2019 at Sunset Funeral Home with entombment to follow at Sunset Memorial Park. Friends may visit from 10-12 p.m. at the funeral home where Rolling Thunder will be present.

Memorial contributions may be made to VFW Post #1114,110 North Wabash Ave. of Flags, Evansville, IN 47712 or American Legion Kapperman Post #44, 711 State St., Newburgh, IN 47630.

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