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David C. Higgins, Sr.
LINCOLN - David C. Higgins, Sr., 78, of Smithfield Avenue, died Tuesday, September 27, at the Philip Hulitar In-Patient Center, Providence. He was the former husband of the late Joan Preston Smith.
Born in Saylesville, a son of the late Theodore R. and Marion (Chace) Higgins, he was a lifelong resident of Lincoln.
Mr. Higgins worked as a wire drawer for Collyer Wire, and later as a security guard at Roger Williams Park, Providence.
He was a Korean War veteran, serving in the U.S. Army 1st Cavalry, 5th Infantry Division.
He is survived by one son, Edward J. Higgins of Lincoln; one step-son, John Perry of Cumberland; two grandchildren, Melissa Neal of Portsmouth and Edward Higgins, Jr. of Lincoln; and two great-grandchildren, Leah Neal and Connor Neal, both of Portsmouth. He was the father of the late David C. Higgins, Jr. and Michael A. Higgins, and the brother of the late Theodore R. Higgins, Jr.
His funeral will be held Friday, September 30 at 11:00 a.m. at BELLOWS-FALSO FUNERAL CHAPEL, 160 River Road, Lincoln. Burial will follow in Moshassuck Cemetery, Central Falls. Relatives and friends are invited and may call Friday from 10:00-11:00 a.m. For directions and guestbook, please visit www.bellowsfh.com.