Paul Lewis Higgins, 65, died Jan. 20, 2011, at Indian River Medical Center, Vero Beach.
He was born in New London, Conn., and lived in Vero Beach for three years, coming from Maryland.
He retired as a sergeant with the Prince Georges County Corrections in Maryland.
He was a member of the American Legion in Chesapeake Beach, Md., and the D.C. Hand Dance Club in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area.
Survivors include his wife of 38 years, Suzanne Higgins, of Vero Beach and Maryland; daughters, Alicia Burnham and Paula Higgins, both of Silver Spring, Md., and Eileen Eskandari, of Odessa; and six grandchildren.
Services will be at a later date in Maryland.
Arrangements are by Thomas S. Lowther Funeral Home and Crematory in Vero Beach.