David “Red” Wayne Higgins of Norman, OK was born on January 11, 1954 in Porterville, California to William Higgins and Sadie Harpo Higgins. He passed from this life on November 18, 2021 at the age of 67 in Oklahoma City, OK.
Red was a loving husband, as well as a fun and ornery grandpa and uncle. He was the king of ear twisting and scaring the daylights out of you. He could cook a brisket that would melt in your mouth and was known for his amazing fish fry and chips. He loved spending time with his grandkids and getting them into all sorts of shenanigans. He also loved OU Football, Fishing, and Dessert.
Red was a proud Minco Bulldog (Class of 1972) and a member of the 1970 State Championship Football Team. He joined the Army National Guard right after high school and served his country from 1972 to 1977. Red Higgins was also an icon in the oil and gas industry for over 40 years where he was well respected and known to many as “the living legend” all over the southern United States.
Red was preceded in death by the man he considered to be his father, Jesse Earl DuBois, his mother, Sadie DuBois; his Father and Mother in Law, Gerald and Wanda Knox; and his brother in law John Knox.
Red is survived by his loving wife of 45 years, Patricia Higgins. His brother Willie and Techi Higgins of Norman, OK. His brother in law Jerry and wife Elaine Knox of Lake Texhoma, OK, brother in law Mike and wife Tresea Knox of Marlow, OK, sister in law Missy Knox of Chickasha, OK, and brother in law Timothy Knox of Chickasha, OK. His five sons – Mark and Tiffiny Brooks of Victoria, TX; Matt Brooks of Monroeville, PA; Mason and Rena’ Brooks of Poteau, OK; Jesse Higgins of Norman, OK; and Jacob and Christina Higgins of Moore, OK. He had 14 grandchildren – Major Brooks, Nicholas Brooks, Tyler Brooks, Chase Brooks, Barrett Brooks, Jordan Brooks, Austin Brooks, Samantha Brooks, Matthew Brooks, Micah Brooks, Boomer Brooks, Hallee Brooks, Hank Higgins, and Alexander Higgins. Red is also survived by 8 great-grandchildren and numerous nephews and nieces.
A memorial will be held in the family home for close friends and family on Tuesday, November 23, 2021 at 2:00 PM.