Regis William Higgins

  • Born: June 30, 1912
  • Died: March 24, 2010
  • Location: Centerville, Ohio

Routsong Funeral Home - Kettering Chapel

2100 E Stroop Rd
Kettering, OH 45429
Tel. (937) 293-4137

Tribute & Message From The Family

HIGGINS, Regis William, age 97, of Centerville, died March 24, 2010 of natural causes. He was born in Elwood, IN, June 30, 1912, the fifth child, second son of William Stephen Higgins and Mary Albertine (Langenbaugher) Higgins. Regis was a true gentleman, liked by all, and a wonderful father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He was a retired Vice President of Top Value Enterprises, Inc. Dayton, OH. He served in World War II, being drafted as a Private in March 1941, receiving an honorable discharged as a Captain in the Army Air Forces. Assigned to the Pentagon Headquarters, Army Air Forces, Washington, D.C. 1945. Member of Church of The Incarnation since 1958. Charter member of Sycamore Creek Country Club for 36 years. Proceeded in death by his wife Mary Lucille (Brennan) of 59 years. Survived by daughter and son-in-law Mary Constance and John R. Loy of Seven Lakes, NC; two sons and daughters-in-law, Michael R. and Mary S. Higgins of Centerville, and Brian W. and Karen I. Higgins of Calera, AL; 8 grandchildren, Hilary C. Toma of Arlington, VA, Julie A. Toma (Paul) Trombley of Alexandria, VA, George W. Toma of Lexington, KY, Meredith T. (Jason) Moorman of Oklahoma City, OK, Ryan M. (Jennifer) Higgins of Centerville, OH, Kevin D. Higgins of Crescent Springs, KY, Robin E. (Rodney) Ponder of Helena AL, and James R. Higgins of Montgomery, AL; great grandchildren Claire Marie Trombley, Leah Elizabeth Ponder and recently born Luke William Ponder; a sister Dorothy Rosalia Richwine of Elwood, IN; sister-in-law Jeanne Brennan Meier of Winona, MN; and numerous nieces and nephews. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30AM on Saturday, March 27, 2010 at Church of the Incarnation, 55 Williamsburg Lane, Centerville. Burial in Calvary Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5:00-7:00PM on Friday, March 26 at the Routsong Funeral Home, 81 N. Main Street, Centerville. If desired, contributions may be made to The Companions of St. Anthony, P.O. Box 5040, Hagerstown, MD 21741-5040, Dayton Children's Hospital, 1 Children's Plaza, Dayton OH 45404 or Atha Assisted Living, 5136 Bigger Road, Kettering, OH 45440. Special heartfelt thanks to the staffs at Caremore Assisted Living and Atha Assisted Living for the loving care and kindness shown to Regis and his family over the past two years. Condolences may be sent to the family at


Condolence & Memory Journal

Uncle Reg was always a sweet and special person. I think he was Dad's best friend -- at least, he was his best man at Mom and Dad's wedding! My love to all of you -- I'll be making a memorial gift.

Posted by Jean Cozier - Chicago, IL   March 26, 2010

Dear Connie, Mike and Brian, It's been so many years but I had kept up with the family through my mom until her death in 2000. I have let Tom and Peg know of Uncle Reg's passing. I remember fondly our family's visits to see all of you and your dad's laugh. He truly was a fine man. My sympathies to all of you.

Posted by Patti Higgins (Marge & Ted's daughter) - Santa Cruz, CA   March 26, 2010

We are very sad to learn of Mr. Higgin's passing. He and his wife, Mary were neighbors for several years and I got to know them as being good people, they enjoyed and loved their family and life. I have a lot of good memories of Mr.and Mrs. Higgins and most of them were of family gatherings, holidays and anniversaries. Our deepest sympathy to his family,and may God bless.

Posted by Geri Weber & Family - Centerville, OH   March 25, 2010

Brian, Mike, and Family, I know how painful it is to lose your father, however the joy he knows now is real and will aid your pain. I see your Dad in a bright red "Starfire" on that golden road in heaven, with Mary complaining he's going too fast....but that's just me! God Bless you all. Love from your brother, Dick McBain

Posted by Dick & Jackie McBain - Marietta, GA   March 25, 2010

Mike, I'm sorry to hear of the passing of your Father. It sounds like he enjoyed a wonderful and full life and now its time to be with the Lord. I'm sure this is a bittersweet passing. There is peace in knowing he is enjoying his eternal reward. My prayers are with you, Mary and your family. God bless, Rob Suttman

Posted by Rob Suttman - Centerville, OH   March 25, 2010

Mike and Mary, Just wanted to say how sorry we are to hear of your father's passing. Prayers will be sent for you and your family.

Posted by Terri and Travis Hatmaker - Miamisburg, OH   March 25, 2010