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JOEY RAY HIGGS

Evansville, IN. – Joey Ray Higgs, 49, of Evansville, Indiana passed away on Friday, July 27, 2018 at Deaconess Gateway Hospital following a courageous battle against a glioblastoma multiforme brain tumor.
Joey was born on June 7, 1969 in Evansville, Indiana. In his youth, he was active in the 4-H and Junior Leaders. He was a skilled craftsman who worked in construction, maintenance and as a chef. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, auctions, collecting bottles and building LEGOs. Known for his quick wit and willingness to help others, he also volunteered at the Chandler United Methodist Church Food Bank. In 2012 he starred with his family on the reality show Redneck Rehab-The Higgs Family on CMT.
He is preceded in death by his father, Robert Higgs Jr; grandparents, Frank and Irma Dorris, Robert Higgs Sr. and Mary Higgs; uncles, Mike Higgs, Ralph Dorris, Don Harper, and Benny Higgs; aunt, Marian Harper.
Joey is survived by his son, Charlie (Becky Bowman) grandchildren, Zayden, Skylin, Pearl; mother, Janet Krietemeyer (who cared for him at home through his illness) stepfather, Norman Krietemeyer; brother, Patrick Higgs (Henri Maurice) sister, Lisa Harmon (Todd) nieces, Alexis and Alyssa Harmon; uncles, Terry and Rick Higgs; aunts, Edyth Ford, Lucie Dorris, Phyllis Higgs, Donna Higgs; many cousins and friends.
Services will be 11 A.M. on Wednesday, August 1, 2018 at Chandler United Methodist Church in Chandler, Indiana with Pastor Christena Poehlein officiating.
Visitation will be from 4 P.M. until 8 P.M. on Tuesday, July 31, 2018 at Koehler Funeral Home, Perigo Chapel in Chandler, Indiana and from 10 A.M. until the time of service Wednesday at the church.
A special thank you to those who showed Joey such loving care and devotion in his final days. Ashley and Jessica of Deaconess VNA; friends, Tammy and Kevin Fowler; uncle, Terry Higgs; cousin, Natalie O’Daniel.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Chandler United Methodist Church Food Bank.


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Visitation

Tuesday

31

Jul

4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Koehler Funeral Home - Perigo Chapel

7022 Heim Road Chandler, Indiana 47610
Chandler, Indiana 47710

Service

Wednesday

1

Aug

11:00 AM
Chandler United Methodist Church

127 South State Street
Chandler, Indiana 47610

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