SALEM, OHIO – Richard Francis Higgins, 68, of 9700 Salem Warren Road, Salem, Ohio, died 12:35 p.m. Friday, June 17, 2005, at Salem Community Hospital. He was born Nov. 11, 1936, in Old Town, to the late Robert G. and Grace Thomas Higgins. Mr. Higgins owned and operated the Irving Big Stop Restaurant in Farmington for 14 years, retiring in 1997. Prior to that, he was an ordained minister for 17 years at the Church of the Nazarene, serving several churches. He was a member of the Greenfield Christian Church and resided in Salem, Ohio, for the past six years. He is survived by his wife, Marilyn (Brown) Higgins, whom he married June 24, 1961. Also surviving is a son, Scott E. (Erica) Higgins of Salem, Ohio; two daughters, Darolyn G. (Peter) Boivin of Barrington, R.I. and Sharalyn A. (Shane) Albertson of Canaan; four grandchildren, Hannah Grace Higgins, Colton Albertson, Gage Albertson and Erin Boivin. He was predeceased by his parents, Robert and Grace Thomas Higgins; and two sisters, Iris Higgins and Alma-Jean Gilman. Services will be held 11 a.m. Monday, at the Greenford Christian Church with Pastor Jeff Hughes and the Rev. Douglas DeMar officiating. There will be no calling hours. There will be a memorial service 2 p.m. Saturday, June 25, at the Skowhegan Church of The Nazarene in Skowhegan. Stark Memorial of Salem, Ohio, handled the arrangements.