Shelby D. Higgs

Shelby D. Higgs, 80, of Vine Grove, passed away Monday, Sept. 9, 2013, at University of Louisville Hospital in Louisville.

Mr. Higgs was a member of Buck Grove Baptist Church. He was a veteran of the Korean War having served in the U.S. Air Force.

He was a member of American Legion Post No. 113 in Elizabethtown, a lifetime member of the Masonic Lodge and was retired from Henry Vogt Machine Company in Louisville.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Abraham and Hulda Higgs; two brothers, Raymond Higgs and Delbert Higgs; and one sister, Pearl Farris.

Survivors include his loving wife of 53 years, Reva M. Higgs of Vine Grove; two children, Shelby Earl Higgs and his wife, Eveline, of Vine Grove and Karen Ocasio and her husband, Alex, of Louisville; five grandchildren, Karen Dayle-Horsley, Jeffrey Higgs, Justin Ocasio, Kyle Ocasio and Kaelyn Ocasio; five great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Dean Beasley and Shirley Embry.

Mr. Higgs's funeral service is at 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 13, in the chapel of Coffey & Chism Funeral Home in Vine Grove with Brother Dave Campbell officiating. Burial, with military honors, follows in Kentucky Veterans Cemetery-Central in Radcliff.

Visitation is from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday and continues at 9 a.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Funeral Home

Coffey & Chism Funeral Home
765 Highland Avenue Vine Grove, KY 40175
Published in The News-Enterprise on Sept. 11, 2013