Timothy P. Higgins

1962-10-06 - 2021-12-19

Funeral Home: Kerr-Parzygnot Funeral Home 540 Dixie Hwy Chicago Heights IL (Map-it)


Service Date: 0000-00-00

Service Time:

Cemetery: Assumption Cemetery 19500 S Cottage Grove, Glenwood, Illinois (Map-it)

Info: 708-754-0016

Web: https://www.kerr-parzygnotfuneralhomes.com/ (Go)

Timothy Higgins age 59 of Oak Forest formerly of Chicago Heights, Illinois passed away on December 19, 2021.  Loving husband to Ursula (nee Newton).   Beloved father to Timothy M. Higgins Jr.   Born on October 6, 1962, son to the late Allan and late Theresa (nee Zurek) Greep and the late James Higgins.  Beautiful brother to Teresa (Dale) Heusing, late James (Andrea) Higgins, Joyce (Dan) Greep, Kathleen (Larry) Spiek, Helen Higgins,  Mary (Patrick) O’Leary and Darlene (LaRue) Flook.  Fond brother in law Anthony Newton.  Dear uncle to Michael, Sarah, Eric, Allan, Heather, Tony, Christine, Douglas, Kevin, Jordan, Garret, Brett and Kendall; great uncle to many.  Timothy was self employed for Higgins Plumbing.

Visitation  Monday, December 27th from 2PM to 8PM at Kerr-Parzygnot Funeral Home 540 Dixie Hwy. (at Joe Orr Rd.), Chicago Heights, IL 60411. Tuesday funeral mass at 10AM at the funeral home.  Interment:  Assumption Cemetery, Glenwood, Illinois.  (708) 754-0016.




  1. Kathleen Spiek on December 21, 2021 at 5:03 pm
    Timmy had irrepressible goodness and a sense of humor about him which the trials of life could never overcome. In his professional life as a plumber, he had a reputation of excellence, honor, and integrity. He never tried to lie or cheat someone and often didn’t charge a person if he felt your need was great. When he entered a room, he was lively and energetic; often asking you if you wanted his autograph or requested confirmation that he was the ‘best looking guy in the room’. His goal was always to put a smile on your face and leave you in better spirits. If he knew you were down on your luck, on a handshake he’d leave money in your palm and give you a wink with the understanding you didn’t have to pay him back. When our father passed away, even at six years old, Timmy told our mom not to worry, he would help be the dad. This core of goodness stayed steadfast in his heart as he set the example of always helping others, always giving, always caring. Surely he is by our Lord’s side, as he gained the right to be so.
    All of my love to you my brother.

  2. Lou & Susan Rednak on December 22, 2021 at 12:28 pm
    We are so very sorry for your loss. Our condolences. Friends of Mary, Helen and Teresa. RIP Tim.

  3. Jeff Swartz on December 22, 2021 at 5:28 pm
    We are so sorry for your loss. Friends of Teri and Dale Heusing

  4. Robert Hoff on December 22, 2021 at 10:54 pm
    Our deepest condolences to the entire family. Sincerely , Robert , Therese , and Michael Hoff

  5. Ashley Simpson on December 23, 2021 at 11:21 am
    So sorry for your families loss, as our village inspector he always made sure everyone was in good spirit when he entered the building. My deepest condolences, God gained a good one!

  6. Helen Higgins on December 23, 2021 at 11:44 am
    My Brother, My best friend, My Hero! How can I live my life without seeing you or talking with you again 😢. He called me weekly to check on me & joke around about life. Tim was a friend to everyone who had been fortunate to meet him. He was a huge character with a huge heart and was always there for anyone in need of a helping hand. His humor was contagious. He was the “Joe Pesci” in our family. The Irish ☘️ Mafia Godfather 😂He was raised by a beautiful Mother who adored him as he did her. If wealth was measured by how big your heart was, Tim was the richest man in “Da Heights”. The hole in my heart ♥️ will never be replaced. I Loved My little brother.

  7. Christopher vines on December 23, 2021 at 9:18 pm
    Timmy was like a father to me And was my best friend and walked me through Jobs I was working on rest in peace my brother my friend my side kick on jobs fly high my brother

  8. Gene Lode on December 24, 2021 at 9:37 am
    I talked with Tim many times over the past couple of years and at our Plumbing meetings! He definitely always made me laugh and always had a great cigar for me! He was a dedicated plumber and always wanted things to be right and was emphatic about plumbers following the rules!
    I will truly miss this man with a heart of gold, his wit, and his honor!!!
    God Bless to you and your entire family and friends!
    Rest In Peace, my friend!

  9. Takisha Glover on December 27, 2021 at 2:28 am
    Tim always made me laugh even when I wanted to cry and give up but he was not having that and was so kind to my sons he was an amazing friend and human he will be missed rest well my friend giving love and condolences to his family

  10. Sarah and Armando Beltrán on December 27, 2021 at 12:26 pm
    Our thoughts and prayers are with Tim’s family during this time. We are Tim’s neighbors and we will miss him. He was a wonderful, kind neighbor, we always refered to him as the plumber. My husband also works in the trades and always commented that Tim was a solid, ethical man that really knew his trade. We will miss waving to you when you drove off in your van. Hugs and strength to your family.

  11. Toni M. Demma on December 28, 2021 at 10:12 am
    So sorry for your loss. Rest in peace Tim.

  12. Vince Cirone on December 28, 2021 at 7:49 pm
    Some of my fondest memories of Tim occurred at our plumbing inspectors meetings.Tim could brighten the room with his laugh and jokes yet, he served as the epitome of what a good inspector should be. Knowledgeable, with high standards and integrity. I feel fortunate to have called him my friend for over 15 yrs. Condolences to your family. Tim was, and is, rreplaceable.

  13. Lynn Heusing on December 30, 2021 at 11:44 am
    Both Harry and I are so very sorry for your loss. We had no idea he had passed! All of you are in thoughts and prayers 🙏❤️

  14. Michelle & Rachelle on January 3, 2022 at 11:15 am
    Our thoughts and prayers are with Tim’s family during this time. Tim was a patient of ours and always had a smile on his face and would joke around with the staff and patients. If you where having a bad day before he left you where in a good mood. He will be missed by many. Rest in peace Tim. Your APM Staff

  15. Darlene Flook on February 19, 2022 at 4:29 pm
    I went to call you today. A split second and I realized you would not answer and then saw it has been two months exactly. It feels like just a week or two ago though. Everyday I look around at my home that you helped with, I feel blessed and still can see you working. My big brother, my hero always and just a beautiful soul. You were taken way too soon and deserved so much more. I will keep Jr forever close. We miss you so very much. LilSis

  16. BEN RITTTER on April 6, 2022 at 8:14 am
    My sincere condolences to the entire Higgens family over the loss of Tim.Tim was one of the special people we meet in life .He lit up a room when he walked in. His irrepressible personality made everyone he met feel good. What a special gift he had & he shared it with everyone.He was my plumber & i gladly referred him to everyone..will sincerely miss his great spirit.

  17. Kevin Bernatz on November 27, 2023 at 4:21 pm
    Tim did a lot of plumbing work in my home. I recently tried to call his business phone for some additional work and did not get a call back. I suspected that maybe he re injured his hip or maybe sold his business. I had no idea that he passed away. I agree with all the positive comments about Tim and I extend my condolences to his family.

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