Timothy "Tim" Higgins

June 25, 1952 - November 14, 2020
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Timothy Higgins, 68, of Reading, passed peacefully the morning of November 14th. Tim was the most loving, caring guy with the biggest heart he shared with all of us. And what a sense of humor. He was a fantastic husband, brother, uncle, and great-uncle. He was also a fantastic father, grandfather, and great grandfather to all our children in our combined extended family. He absolutely loved his family.

Tim was the owner of Higgins Automotive for many years, finally retiring in March. Through this business, we have had the opportunity and pleasure to meet many people from his employees, to his suppliers, all his business associates, but mostly from his wonderful customer base.

Tim was an avid dirt track racer, getting his racing career started at the Reading fairgrounds and we have many friends as well from our racing families and community.

He was currently the President of the Reading Company Boosters, a social but very active member of the Reading Motorcycle Club and Trustee for the Forget-Me-Nots, Inc. He was also very active with the Reading Fairgrounds Racing Historical Society.

We were fortunate to take many vacations together, Florida being our favorite get away, riding motorcycles and spending time with our family and friends.

He was quite the romantic, an energizer bunny, a Doctor Doolittle, loved playing Santa for the kids, always on the gas, always on the go. He is going to be terribly missed, noy just by us, but by all.

Tim’s wife Marlene, his brother Bernard, and his wife Janet have chosen to hold a huge Celebration of Tim’s life to be held at a later date at the convenience of the family. No flowers please. If you wish to make a donation in Tim’s memory and honor, we would like you to consider either Veterans Coalition of Pennsylvania, 500 N. 13th St. Reading, PA 19604 or the Forget-Me-Nots, Inc. P.O. Box 12673, Reading, PA 19612. The Klee Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc., is assisting the Higgins family. www.kleefuneralhome.com

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There will be a huge Celebration of Tim’s life to be held at a later date.

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Veterans Coalition of Pennsylvania

500 N. 13th Street
Reading , PA 19604

Forget-Me-Nots, Inc.

P.O. Box 12673
Reading, PA 19612


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Born: June 25, 1952
Died: November 14, 2020

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Rene Thomsin posted on 3/12/21

My consolations, Marlene. Tim was a good friend to Mary and me.


Judith Higgins posted on 1/13/21

As we move on, we know that Uncle Tim will always be with us in the dirt, at the tracks and in our hearts. He will be terribly missed and we know he will always hold a place of honor in our racing history. Love, Team Higgins Racing


John Gross posted on 11/19/20

I'm so sorry for your loss . I knew Tim from the automotive industry and he always had a great personality and was always wearing a smile . When ever he came by to drop an item off to be repaired we would talk about life . Tim was the kind of person who could fix almost everything . Tim and his family are in my prayers .


Vince Vicari posted on 11/19/20

My family and I were shocked and very saddened to hear of Tim's passing. I knew Timmy since his days racing at Reading. I am glad my family got to know him through the Automotive shop over the years. Everyone liked Timmy. He was a great guy and a kind person. He will be sorely missed. Rest in peace my friend. Condolences to all his family and friends.


Florence fling posted on 11/18/20

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Florence fling posted on 11/18/20

So sorry for your loss . He was a super man always made everyone laugh will miss him so much love and prayers flo


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Rosanne Bohner posted on 11/18/20

Marlene and family, Vince and I are so very sorry for your loss. Tim was an amazing kind and thoughtful man. Sending prayers at this most difficult time. Sincerely, Rosanne Bohner and Vince Julian


Joan Wessner Kemery posted on 11/18/20

Marlene and family, I'm still in shock to hear about Tim. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. He was a good man.....


Bev and Keith Hosler posted on 11/17/20

No words to express just how much we will miss Tim, our friend, President and Santa Claus. We’ will cherish our memories of Daytona, New Years Eve, OCMD and our many rides together. We are blessed to have enjoyed Tim’s friendship for so many fun-filled years. Marlene, may you find peace and strength in your memories of your loving husband. 💖


Patricia Graver posted on 11/17/20

Dear Marlene and family, Me and John are so sorry to hear of Tim's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this sad time. Tim was a great guy, we will miss him a lot. It is so hard to believe. Tim will always be with you in spirit and within your memories. If you need anything please call we will be glad to help. Sincerely, John and Pat Graver from the Reading Motorcycle Club and the Boosters. 610 376-7625