Mr. James Joseph Higgins, 57, of Statesville, died February 4, 2013 unexpectedly at his home. Born in Flint, Michigan on March 17, 1955, he was a son of the late John Joseph Higgins and Gladys Helen Ayars Higgins. Mr. Higgins was the Director Of Public Health for the Iredell County Health Department. He was preceded in death by his wife, Elizabeth Susan Higgins in 2003.
Survivors include two daughters, Maureen Elizabeth Higgins of Raleigh and Hillary Helen Ruth Higgins, currently a student at Appalachian State University in Boone, N.C.
Services celebrating Mr. Higgins' life will be conducted at 7:00 P.M. Friday evening, February 15, 2013 at the Westmoreland Chapel of Bunch-Johnson Funeral Home with Father George Kloster officiating. The family will receive friends immediately following the service.
Condolences may be sent online to the family at www.bunchjohnsonfuneralhome.com. Memorials may be given to the N.C. Foundation For Public Health P.O. Box 18763, Raleigh, North Carolina 27619. Bunch-Johnson Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements.