Charles Donal Higgins Sr. of Ft. Walton Beach Fla., a native of Shelbyville, born March 9, 1936, died Dec. 20, 2012.
Charles was a retired pharmacist with 20-plus years in the United States Air Force, with assignments all over the world. The remainder of his career as a pharmacist was with the United States Federal Civil Service. He was a lifelong member of the National Rifle Association and 32nd Degree Masons.
Mr. Higgins was the son of the late Tolbert Higgins and Lorene Adcock Higgins Thrasher Christian Haskins. Charles was also preceded in death by his brother, Billy Thrasher.
He is survived by wife, Dorothy (Dot) Alexander Higgins; four sons, Charles Donal (Donnie) (Sheila) Higgins Jr. of Bell Buckle, Richard Kelly (Becky) Higgins of Murfreesboro, Kevin (Kathy) McNatt of Nashville, Jeff McNatt of Lawrenceburg; four grandchildren, Richard Kelly (Brittany) Higgins Jr. of Murfreesboro, Scott (Rebecca) Jones of Shelbyville, Grace McNatt of Memphis, Lille McNatt of Nashville; three great grandchildren; sister, Judy Thrasher Naugher of Baton Rouge; brother Larry Thrasher of Lascassas.
National Cremation and Burial Society is in charge of the arrangements.