Lloyd "Butch" G. Higgins, Jr., passed away on Jam. 19, 2017

Lloyd “Butch” G. Higgins, Jr., of Bernice, Okla. climbed the stairway on Jan.  19, 2017.
He was  born Feb. 6, 1951, the eldest child of Lloyd G., Sr. and Phyllis Higgins in Valley Center.
Preceded in death by his mother, Phyllis Higgins Alexander; brother, Patrick Higgins; and stepmother, Willi Higgins.
Survivors:  wife, Clara Higgins of Grove, Okla.; father, Lloyd Higgins, Sr. of El Dorado; brothers, Mike and Marcy Higgins of South Hutchinson, Gary and Robyn Higgins of El Dorado, Robbie Higgins of Muskogee, Okla.; sister, Marcie and Chris Cottrell; and many loving nephews and nieces.
Butch loved fishing and camping, especially in Oxford, at the big dam on the Big Arkansas River and anywhere water flowed. He was a self trained culinary expert for which all the campers appreciated. Butch was a gentle soul, very intelligent, very understanding, and easy to talk to. He was a great friend and will be missed dearly. Rest in peace sweet Butch.
A gathering of family and friends will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 18, at True Lies in El Dorado.