David E. Higley

March 8, 1938 ~ March 7, 2018 (age 79)

David E. Higley, 79, of Golden passed away on March 7, 2018 in Blessing Hospital in Quincy.

David was born on March 8, 1938 in Clayton to the late Earl and Mary (Clark) Higley. He married Barbara Herren on April 13, 1958 in the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Clayton. Barb survives of Golden.

David was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Golden and was a former Council President. He was a member of the Golden Lions Club and the Boy Scouts, where he was awarded the Silver Beaver Award. He loved working on old tractors and attending sporting events, especially his grandchildren’s events.

In addition to Barb, David is survived by; two children, Matthew (Sarah Gordy) Higley of Quincy, Tammy (Greg) Hildebrand of Mendon; four grandchildren, Jason Higley of Quincy, Chase (Jacqueline) Hildebrand of Durant, OK., Mark Higley of Pensacola, FL., Jordan Hildebrand of Decatur; two brothers, Garry (Jackie) Higley of Camp Point, Jim (Ann) Higley of O’fallon, MO., five sisters, Bonnie Gabel of Quincy, Barb (Joe) Williams of Quincy, Mary Alice (Roy) Hicks, of Clayton,  Vickie (Marty) Fleer of Quincy, Dinah (Dan) Yarian of Bondurant, IA.,   two step-brothers, Tom Alford of Quincy, Wayne (Joyce) Alford of Manito, IL.  And several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by two sons; Mark and Timothy Higley; one brother-in-law, Larry Gabel and one step-sister-in-law, Joyce Ann Alford.

Services will be 1:30 Sunday, March 11, 2018 in Trinity Lutheran Church in Golden with Reverend Brad Eidson officiating. Interment will be in Ebenezer Cemetery near Golden. Visitation will be from 2:00 P.M. until 4:00 P.M. on Saturday, March 10, 2018 in the Hunter Funeral Home in Golden.  In lieu of flowers memorials have been suggested to Trinity Lutheran Church or the Donor’s Choice. You are invited to share memories and leave and leave condolences at

Donations may be made to:

Trinity Lutheran Church

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