HIGGINS, JAMES PATRICK SR., 82 of Louisville, passed away surrounded by loving family on September 20, 2013 at Franciscan Health Care Center.
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He was preceded in death by son, Kelly Joseph Higgins; parents Mary B. (Hopkins) and Joseph Norton Sr.; sister Margaret Waltz and brother Joseph Norton Jr.
He is survived by his wife of 61 years JoAnn (Toots); brother Bill; children Patty (Steve) McCulloch, James P. Jr., Margaret (Bob) Bowen, and Kevin; and grandchildren Lindsay (Ryan) Antepenko, Brittany Bowen, Megan and John McCulloch, Patrick and Michael Higgins.
He served in the Army during the Korean War and was a member of Guardian Angels Parish for 53 years, the St. Vincent De Paul Society, USSSA Umpires Softball Hall of Fame, the Men's Club, and Flaget Alumni Society.
The family would like to thank everyone at Franciscan Health Care Center for their compassionate care.
Mass of Christian Burial is Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Guardian Angels Catholic Church, 6000 Preston Hwy. Visitation is Monday, September 23, 2013, at Bosse Funeral Home, 1355 Ellison Ave., from 2-8 p.m.
Memorials to: the Kelly J. Higgins Scholarship Fund at St. Xavier High School and the St. Vincent De Paul Society at Guardian Angels Catholic Church.
Published in The Courier-Journal on Sept. 23, 2013