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Richard K. Higgins

Richard K. Higgins, 74, of Blanco, Texas passed away on Friday May 28, 2021 at the hospital in Austin, Texas. He was born on December 8th, 1946, in Erwin, Tennessee, son of Charlie and Edith Higgins.

Richard served in the Army and was stationed in Germany during the Vietnam war. After his service in the Army he attended and graduated from Otero Junior College, La Junta, CO in 1972 with an Associates in Arts degree. He helped form Creative Counseling Services, Inc. in Wisconsin in 1983. Richard worked as a private consultant and counselor for many years.

Richard is survived by his wife of 25 years, Rebecca (Anderson) Higgins. He is also survived by two step-sons: David Tschetter and wife, Eva, of Georgetown, TX and Eric Tschetter and wife, Sayuri, of Tokyo Japan; and by nine grandchildren: Bradley, Ander, Chloe, Gracelynn, Bethanie, and Daniel of Georgetown, TX, and Megumi, Hana, and Emi of Tokyo, Japan.

Richard is also survived by his five sisters: Lucille, Ada, Sandy, Judy, and Linda of Tennessee, and many nieces and nephews and their families; and by long time friends: John Hingeveld of Texas and Donna Ruder of Texas.

Richard was preceded in death by his parents: Charlie Higgns and Edith (Maddingly) Higgins of Erwin, TN. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his four brothers: Charles Houston, Jimmy Doyle, Carroll, and Roger of Tennessee.

Richard enjoyed playing the guitar, songwriting and singing. He especially enjoyed playing bluegrass and folk music. He loved his life in the Texas hill country where he spent over 20 years developing and nurturing a plot of land to make a home. For most of his adult life Richard was accompanied by a loyal dog; he often spoke of his first dog, Joe and in his later years he shared sixteen happy years with his beloved dog, RobRoy II.

Memorial donations may be made to the PAWS Shelter of Central Texas, 2969 FM 165, Dripping Springs, TX, 78620 ( or the Kidney Cancer Association (

The Harrell Funeral Homes of Austin, Kyle and Dripping Springs have been entrusted with all arrangements.

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