Rian Matthew Higgins, age 36, of Edwardsville, died at 4:25 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013, in Mount Olive.
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He was born Sept. 4, 1977, in Alton, the son of Patrick Higgins and Patricia Smith.
He is survived by his mother: Patricia Smith of Bunker Hill; a daughter: Macy DeConcini of Edwardsville; a favorite dog: Buddy; siblings: Alicia Higgins (fiance Adam Lewis) of Edwardsville and Kristin Higgins (fiance Daniel Hanrahan) of Wood River; one niece: Ava Grace Hanrahan; his fiance: Marissa Wood of Bunker Hill; three uncles: Don Smith of Godfrey, Jon Smith of East Alton and Joey Smith of Bunker Hill; an aunt: Paula Manus of Litchfield; a very special aunt: Donna Niemeyer of Paradise, Texas, and several cousins.
He was preceded in death by grandparents Roscoe and Nellie Smith and one uncle: Lester Niemeyer.
Mr. Higgins was a self-employed laborer. He loved his dirt bike and junking.
Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 10, at Kravanya Funeral Home in Bunker Hill.
Funeral services will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 10, at the funeral home with the Rev. Jon Sander officiating.
Memorials are suggested to Macy's college fund.
Anyone wishing to send an online condolence may do so at www.kravanyafuneral.com.
Kravanya Funeral Home in Bunker Hill is in charge of arrangements.
KRAVANYA FUNERAL HOME BUNKER HILL
203 E ELM BUNKER HILL, IL 62014
Published in Edwardsville Intelligencer from Dec. 9 to Dec. 10, 2013