Higgins, Jack Dempsey

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Jack Dempsey Higgins, 89, of Blacksburg, Va., died on Tuesday, November 18, 2008, at Manakin Sabot, Va. He was born in Wetzel County, W.Va., on September 21, 1919, to the late James O. and Columbia Rush Higgins. He was preceded in death by his wife of 56 years, Agnes Louise Higgins. He graduated from Fairmount State College with a bachelor of science in 1950. He retired from Hercules, Inc. after 33 years of service. He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Nancy H. and Hank Nolde, of Manakin Sabot, Va.; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted 11 a.m. on Friday, November 21, 2008, in the McCoy Funeral Home Chapel with Mr. Porter Riner officiating. Interment will follow in the Roselawn Memorial Gardens, Christiansburg. The family will receive friends from 4 to 6 p.m. on Thursday evening, November 20, 2008, at McCoy Funeral Home, 150 Country Club Drive, S.W., Blacksburg, Va.