Kenneth Wayne Quiggins, 70, of Radcliff, died Sunday, June 8, 2014, at his home.
He was a Baptist and attended New Fellowship Baptist Church. He was an avid NASCAR and pro football fan. He was grade foreman on road construction most of his life, having started working with consulting engineers on Western Kentucky Parkway in 1962 and moved to the Blue Grass Parkway in 1964 and 1965. In October 1965, he went up north and worked for Michael Baker Jr. Consulting Engineers on an AT&T long lines project from Ashtubula, Ohio, to White Plains, New York, from 1965 to 1968. He joined Laborers Local No. 600 in Jamestown, New York, on Aug. 18, 1969, and worked as a grade foreman on Southern Tier Expressway from Jamestown to the Pennsylvania state line until October 1975. He also worked on road jobs as foreman around Auburn, New York, and Mansfield, Pennsylvania, and on the Toyota Plant in Georgetown, on Gene Snyder Freeway and helped widen Interstate 65. In October 1992, he went to work for Crider & Crider Construction Co. in Bloomington, Indiana, and worked there until he retired Sept. 1, 1999, with 30 years in union and his lower lip in the worst stages of pre-cancer from working long hours in the sun.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Sharon Quiggins, on Aug. 29, 1982; his father, Wayne Quiggins on Friday, Dec. 13, 1957; his mother, Ina Quiggins Higdon on Feb. 6, 1993; his stepfather, James Higdon on Feb. 26, 1986; and a sister, Susie Quiggins on Sept. 21, 1996.
He is survived by a daughter, Shelly Quiggins and granddaughters, Louren (Brandon Chambers), Tristen and Trinity, Brittney (Colin Bartlett) Malachi and McKenzie and Maddox of Pigeon Forge, Tennessee; two sons, Ricky Quiggins and Tina, grandson, Jared Wayne and granddaughter, Ashli of Elizabethtown, Randy Quiggins and Vicky of Rineyville and grandson, Kyle of Boston and granddaughter, Amanda and Arsenio Aaron of California; a brother, Fred (Libby) Quiggins of Elizabethtown; an uncle, Floyd Quiggins of Louisville; and several nieces and nephews.
A memorial service is at 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 11, at Brown Funeral Home in Elizabethtown.
Visitation is from 9 to 11 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.