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Herman Higdon, 88, of Malvern passed away Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013. Herman was born April 17, 1925, in Sheridan to Morgan and Ella Higdon.
Herman was an integral part of renovating Malvern as the city's code enforcement officer for 13 years. Herman helped renovate Malvern City Hall, helped rebuild streets and pipelines, and became a part-time building inspector. He was also the community service director under the city manager and worked with five departments during this time.
Herman distinguished himself not only in his service to the city of Malvern, but also was a decorated Army veteran who served his country during World War II and during the Korean and Vietnam wars. In his free time, Herman enjoyed camping, fishing, and hunting. He was a member of the Malvern Church of Christ.
Herman was predeceased by his parents; his loving wife of 62 years, Wanda Roark Higdon; two brothers, Jack Higdon and Raymond Higdon; and one son, Jerry Higdon.
Herman is survived by two sons, Terry Higdon and wife Cindy of Traskwood and Phil Higdon and wife Diane of Russellville; two sisters: Patsy Bradshaw of Lonoke and Jodella Higdon of Arizona; seven grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and other family members and friends to cherish his memory.
A graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 1, at Cooper Cemetery with Jack Averett officiating. Full military honors will be rendered by a U.S. Army Honor Guard.
Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Sept. 30, at Atkinson Funeral Home Chapel. The family will be at 2820 W. Main, Traskwood. Arrangements are by Atkinson Funeral Home of Malvern.
Online guestbook: www.atkinsonfuneralhome.net.
Family comments: A special thanks to Dr. Shawn Purifoy, Russ and Ruth Ann Daily, the staff at The Crossing, and the staff of Arbor Oaks.