October 14, 1951 ~ March 10, 2022
Jerry Marvin Higgins, 70, of Port Allen, Louisiana, went to be with his wife, Kathy Higgins, on March 10, 2022 at his home. Jerry Marvin was born October 14, 1951 to the parents A.M. “Horsefly” Higgins and Beatrice Sheppard Higgins. Born and raised on the Mississippi River, he worked alongside his father and two uncles, Jelly and Joe Higgins bailing hay and tending to cattle on the Mississippi River levee in North Louisiana. Around 17 years of age he left the farm and followed his uncle Joe into a career of welding that spanned over 50 years. On 10-1-1971 he began his career with the International Brotherhood of Boilermakers as a National Transient Member. He later joined the Boilermakers Local 582 in Baton Rouge, LA, retiring in December of 2009. He was certified in many aspects of welding, including MiG, Tig, and stick welding many different alloy metals. He would later become a welding inspector certifying many different up and coming apprentices. He spent his last 10 years in supervision for various companies the last being Babcock and Wilcox where he was highly respected. He traveled all over the United States working mostly in Paper Mills and Power Houses maintaining and constructing new units. His passion lied within Mopar dodge trucks and cars, fishing, welding and working on the farm. Jerry Marvin is preceded in death by his lovely wife, Kathy Higgins, his mother and father AM “Horsefly” Higgins of Lake Providence LA and Beatrice Sheppard Higgins of Girod LA. Honorary Welders are Jody Higgins, Larry Castile, Larry Whatley, John Allement, and Max Polk. A celebration of his life will be held at Seale Funeral Home, Denham Springs, Saturday, March 26, at 10 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the local humane society. Please share your condolences at www.sealefuneral.com.