Richard Higby

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Richard Austin Higby, age 77, of San Antonio, TX, passed away February 1, 2020. He was born in Aurora, on August 6, 1942.
Richard obtained a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from The University of Nebraska in 1965, where he was also a member of the marching band. He earned a Master of Arts in Urban Studies from Trinity University in 1974.
Richard was a Captain in the United States Air Force, and after the Air Force, focused his career on urban and transportation planning, working for both the City of San Antonio and Bexar County, before retiring in 2010. He was a long-time member of the NAACP and served on the Committee for Economic Development.
Richard was passionate about writing, painting, and music. He also loved Nebraska football, was a Spurs season ticket holder for nearly two decades and was a former member of the world-famous Baseline Bums. Mostly, he had a deep love for his family, and for all people.
Richard is preceded in death by his parents, Dorothy and Eldon Higby, and his beloved son, Steven Richard Higby.
He is survived by his wife, Justa Garcia-Higby, daughter Sara (Tyler), grandchildren, Carlie, Beau, and Paige, stepson, Julio, and brother, Jim (Linda). Visitation will be on Saturday, Feb. 8 from 1-2 p.m. at the Sunset Funeral Home Chapel with the Funeral Service to follow at 2 p.m. Burial of the urn will be on a later date at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Alpha-1 Foundation


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