James Higgins, 62

James Michael Higgins, 62, passed away Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014. Born in Bluffton, Jim graduated from Ball State with a teaching degree. He was in car sales and finance for many years and was currently working at Bob Thomas. Jim had also worked at Kruse Auctions. He was a member of the Masonic Antique Power Club and enjoyed tractors, horses and his “stuff.” Surviving relatives include his wife, Vicki Higgins of Fort Wayne; son, J. Travis (Erin) Higgins of Howell, Mich.; granddaughter, Madeline; mother, Patricia Ifer Higgins of Bluffton; sister, Coni (Ron) Hose of Greencastle, Pa.; niece, Kara; mother-in-law, Ann Aughinbaugh and many other loving relatives and friends. Jim was preceded in death by his father, James H. Higgins. Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at D.O. McComb & Sons Covington Knolls Funeral Home, 8325 Covington Rd. with Dr. Kathleen Haller officiating, calling 1 hour prior. Calling also 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Burial in Bethel Cemetery, Bluffton. Memorials may be made to Boy Scout Troop 83 or the American Lung Association. To sign the online guest book, go to www.domccombandsons.com.