Bobby Jack Higgins, age 72, of Johnsburg, died Tuesday, February 9, 2010 at Good Shepherd Hospital in Barrington.
He was born January 20, 1938 in Palmer, Tennessee to Leonard Wiley and Barbara C. (Bennett) Higgins. On February 9, 1962 he married Denise Callahan in Crystal Lake.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Army.
Bobby was employed 29 years as a manager in produce and receiving for Jewel Foods working at the McHenry, Wauconda and Mundelein stores.
He was an avid football and baseball fan. He loved working outdoors in his yard and was a perfectionist with his lawn. Bobby was also a doting grandfather.
He is survived by his wife Denise of 48 years; two children, Deena (John Serles) Higgins of Adams, WI., Sherri (Jim) Bira of East Troy, WI.; four grandchildren, Destiny, Dakota, Tasha, Tawny; five great grandchildren, Kaitlyn, Gia, Breanna, Jace, Jasmine; and a sister, JoAnn (the late Donald) Wenzel, of North Port, FLA.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Visitation will be from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Friday, February 12, 2010 at Justen Funeral Home & Crematory, 3700 W. Charles J. Miller Road, McHenry, Il 60050.
The funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday, February 13, at the funeral home. The Rev. Lisle Kauffman will officiate.
Inurnment will be private.
For those wishing to send an expression of condolence, memorials to the American Diabetes Association, 30 N. Michigan Ave, Suite 2015 Chicago, IL 60602, would be appreciated by the family. For more information call the funeral home at 815-385-2400 or you may send the family on-line condolence at www.justenfh.com.