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Joe J. Higgins
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Joe J. Higgins, age 91, died June 30, 2017, at his home in Cupertino, California, and he will be buried in Berea Cemetery on Saturday, October 21, 2017.

Mr. Higgins was born December 21, 1925, in Magoffin County, KY, to the late Troy and Bonnie Lindon Higgins. He attended high school in Berea, and then joined the Army and was sent to Europe during the final year of WW II. On his return to the United States, Mr. Higgins joined the recently formed U.S. Air Force, and he served in the Air Force for the next twenty years, through the Korean War and the Viet Nam War (during which he spent time in Southeast Asia). In 1968, Mr. Higgins retired from the Air Force and went to work in the computer technology industry then developing in Northern California. He worked successfully in that industry for some 25 years, before finally retiring in the 1990s.

Mr. Higgins devoted his life to service to his country and to his family. He was a beloved brother, father and grandfather, a gifted craftsman, and a warm, gregarious companion and raconteur.

Mr. Higgins was preceded in death by his parents; by his daughter Bonnie; and by seven brothers and two sisters – John David, Chandler, Ishmael, Lindon, Seldon, Byron, and Ray Higgins, Fannye Bowman and Dorothy Enfield. Another brother, Melvin Higgins, died in September 2017.

Mr. Higgins is survived by his son, Michael Higgins, of Oakland, California, by his grandsons David Higgins and Patrick Higgins, and by his former wife, Alice Higgins. Two brothers – Glen Higgins and his wife Dolores, of Murfreesboro, TN, and Julian Higgins, of Shalimar, FL – and one sister, Thelma Powers, of New Haven, CT, also survive Mr. Higgins.


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21

Oct

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Berea Cemetery

500 Oak Grove Ct
Berea, Kentucky 40403

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Berea Cemetery

500 Oak Grove Ct
Berea, Kentucky 40403

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