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Richard Higley

February 13, 1931 ~ November 1, 2021 (age 90)


Richard Higley, 90, of Amarillo, passed away on Monday, November 1, 2021. Memorial services will be 10:00 AM Thursday at Trinity Baptist Church, 1601 I-40, with Chaplain Alan Williamson officiating.

Richard was born February 13, 1931 in Shawnee, Oklahoma to Floyd and Kathryn Higley. He graduated from high school in Shawnee, and went on to proudly serve in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War. After Richard left the service, he married the love of his life, Jean Young on July 6, 1956 in Gainesville, Texas. They went on to enjoy 65 years of marriage together.

Richard earned his Master of Divinity degree at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He pastored several churches in Texas, Oklahoma, Nevada and Germany throughout his career. Later in life, he and Jean enjoyed attending services at The Continental, where they lived. They also enjoyed traveling.

Richard enjoyed going hunting with his father in his youth, and later enjoyed camping out with his own kids while they were growing up. He liked watching westerns and loved dogs. Richard’s one claim to fame was that his great-grandfather wrote the lyrics to “Home on the Range”.

Survivors include his wife, Jean Higley; two sons, Chuck Higley and wife Jennifer of Mt. Vernon, IL, and Jeff Higley and wife Jessica of Amarillo; a daughter, Kerri Harper and husband Tim of Plainview; six grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial donations may be made to Mission Dignity, at

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Memorial Service
November 4, 2021

10:00 AM
Trinity Baptist Church
1601 I-40
Amarillo, TX 79109

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