Russell Max Higgins



Russell Max Higgins, 64, of Engineer Road, Bostic, died September 12, 2017 at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center. A native of Rutherford County, he was a son of the late Max Higgins and Jewel Harrill Higgins. Russell was a member of Sandy Level Baptist Church, Bostic, and a 1972 graduate of East Rutherford High School. He worked for AGI from 1972 until 2008 when he became disabled and could no longer work. Russell enjoyed his grandchildren, Buckshot his dog, hunting, fishing, and trains. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Katelynn Gowan and sister-in-law, Marty Higgins.

Survivors include his wife of 43 years, Reita Murray Higgins, of the home; a son, Brian Russell Higgins, of the home; a daughter, Sonya Higgins Gowan Tate and husband Norris, of Forest City; a brother, Ronnie Higgins of Ellenboro; and three grandchildren, Maggie Gowan, Zach Tate, and Gauge Higgins.

Funeral services will be held at 12 pm Friday, September 15th, in the Sandy Level Baptist Church with Rev. Hubert Street and Rev. Robert Hensley officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 10:30 until 11:45 Friday at the church.