Ralph O. Higdon, Jr., 45, of Dittmer died July 30, 2020, at St. Joseph Hospital West in St. Charles. Mr. Higdon was a truck driver for R&L Carriers. Born May 2, 1975, in Crystal City, he was the son of Penelope Sue “Penny” Higdon and Ralph Odell Sr. of Dittmer.
HIn addition to his parents, he is survived by his fiancee: Shannon Milligan of Dittmer; four siblings: Brandy (Jason) Russell of Sioux Falls, S.D., Jerri Beaver of Paragould, Ark., Claudia Jo Lowery of Vine Grove, Ky., and Steven Lowery of Vine Grove.; several nieces and nephews; and several great-nieces and great-nephews.
A memorial gathering is scheduled from 4-7 p.m., followed immediately by a memorial service Sunday, Aug. 2, at Dietrich-Mothershead Funeral Home in De Soto, officiated by the Rev. Keith Perren. Arrangements are under the direction of Dietrich-Mothershead Funeral Home.