Sgt. Tanner Stone Higgins, 23, was laid to rest in the Cypress Cemetery in Franklin County. A service for his friends and family commemorated Higgins' life during a service at the Lake Fork Baptist Church.
Higgins was killed in action while serving in the Logar Province when his unit came under fire, according to a statement issued by the Pentagon.
He joined the military shortly after graduating from Sulphur Springs High School in 2007, according to his obituary.
In his time as a soldier, he fought under the Hunter Army Airfield's 1st Battalion, according to his obituary, and was on his fourth tour of duty in Afghanistan and fifth tour in the Middle East when he was killed.
Higgins received the Bronze Star, Meritorious Service Medal and the Purple Heart for his service.
He is survived by his wife, Shelby Higgins, father Danny Higgins, mother Patti Sells and brothers Dillon Henegar, Hunter Higgins and Noah Sells, as well as his grandparents Gerald and Betty Higgins and Glen Roy and Martha Dickens.