Alvaton - Jim Higgins, 62, passed away June 27, 2019 at the Hospice House of Southern Kentucky. He was the son of the late T.O. Higgins and Joanne Higgins. Jim was born on April 25, 1957 in Mt. Carmel, IL. He was a beloved husband, dad, brother, uncle, brand new grandpa, and a special loyal friend to many. He was passionate about the career he chose or maybe the career that chose him. He was a 3rd generation oilman who loved all aspects of a business which he learned first hand before he even went to kindergarten. Jim never met a stranger and had a God given gift of connecting and building relationships with others. He had a way of making everyone feel important and valued in all arenas of life. This was evident throughout his life, and his overall breadth of relationships became even more apparent as his earthly life came to a close. While Jim loved all the relationships he cultivated over the years, nothing compared to the love he had for his family. His given family and "chosen family" of friends were among his top priorities, and he was always generous with his time and resources. Everyone always knew they could stop at his home or the farm anytime and be welcomed with open arms (and maybe a cold one). No matter the time of year or the temperature, you could always find him outdoors in his boots and favorite cowboy hat. They simply became an extension of him. Jim will be truly missed by all who knew him. His zest for life and a heart of gold will continue on in his children and grandchildren. It is the hope for all that knew and loved him to continue to love and support those most precious to him. Every time we pass a cowboy hat or pair of boots, may it bring a smile to our faces as we tell our favorite "Jim Higgins story." He is survived by his wife Tandy Higgins, his mother, Joanne Higgins, two sons, Clark Higgins (Katie) and Copper Higgins, two daughters, Jessica Marks (Kyle) and Sarah Higgins, two sisters, Kathy Read (Alan) and Judy Tatum, a brother, John Higgins (Susan), his grandson, Foster Andrew Marks and a bunch of nieces and nephews. Jim was preceded in death by an infant brother. A private graveside service was held on June 29th. Expressions of sympathy may be made to Hospice of Southern Kentucky. Arrangements were entrusted to J.C. Kirby & Son Lovers Lane Chapel.
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