2022ObituariesJerry Marvin Higgins

March 17, 2022by SealeUser3

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.

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3 comments

  • Jacqueline and John Allement

    March 22, 2022 at 7:41 pm

    Our deepest sympathies to the friends and family of Jerry. The Allement family will greatly miss him! No matter what project we had – he was always there to help! We won’t forget attending the gun shows, talking cars/current events, sharing good food, and our random day trips with him. Although he will be missed here – it gives us relief he us reunited with his one true love ❤️ God bless and Rest In Peace, Jerry Marvin.

    Love, Jacki Jean and John Allement

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  • Jacqueline and John Allement

    March 22, 2022 at 7:35 pm

    Our condolences to the family and friends of Jerry. He will be greatly missed by the Allement family. He was always such a big help in whatever project we were doing – we could call on him anytime and he would be there! We miss going to gun shows, sharing good food, and taking day trips! We hate to see you go but relieved you are reunited with your true love! RIP Jerry Marvin

    Love, Jacki Jean and John Allement

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  • Brenda Kay Higgins, Ruckman

    March 18, 2022 at 12:30 pm

    It’s been a long time. I sure wish I could have made it down that way. Tell Aunt Bee, Uncle Horsefly and Kathy I’ll see y’all all one day up there. God bless and love you. Until that day. Love ya. Brenda Kay.

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