(ROCKMART, Ga.) Mr. Randy Byram Higgins, 67, of Rockmart, Ga., passed away on May 11, 2023, at Floyd Hospital in Rome, Ga., after a brief illness.
He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Sharon Brooks Higgins; his daughter, Jennifer Ballard and her husband, Bruce of Tallapoosa, Ga.; and his son, Justin Higgins of Rockmart. He is also survived by two grandchildren, Aren Higgins and Andon Bradbary of Ranburne; and two step-grandchildren, Katelyn and Chevy Ballard of Tallapoosa; his sister, Sandra Sprayberry of Woodland; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his son, Jonathan Higgins; and his brother, Dennis Higgins.
A native of Birmingham, he was born in 1955 to Gerald and Frances Billingsley Higgins. When he was in the sixth grade, his family moved to the country to Big Springs, where his family established a small farm.
Randy was a carpenter by trade, a talented artist, and much more. He loved nature and was an avid birdwatcher and learned the names of many birds. He could also identify many trees by their leaves and foliage.
Randy was a stranger to no one and loved rock music and dancing in his younger years. After his children were born, he stopped dancing and took up juggling to entertain them. He spent countless hours at the creek swimming with his children and fishing at Higgins Lake. He will be missed dearly by his wife and kids.
At the end of his life, he professed his love for Jesus, which is the most important love of all.
A private family service will be held at a later date, but condolences can be sent to his wife, Sharon Higgins, at PO Box 904, Buchanan, GA 30133.
Messages of condolence may be sent to the family at www.rainwaterfuneralhome.com.
Rainwater Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.