James T. “J.T.” Higdon
Born September 1, 1937 in Peonia, Kentucky, he was the son of James C. and Norma Esta (Grant) Higdon who are both deceased.
J.T. was a 1956 Henryville High School graduate and then enlisted in the United States Army being honorably discharged on June 30, 1967.
He married Charlotte (Robinson) Higdon on October 14, 1961 who survives in Henryville.
J.T. was employed as head of maintenance at General Electric for 29 years, retiring in 1994. He worked over 29 years with the Henryville little league and was a ring man at John McDonald Auctions.
He was a member of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, American Legion Post #105 in Henryville and Henryville Civic Club. He served as a Monroe Township fireman, the Greater Clark School Board for 12 years, and as a democratic precinct committeeman. He enjoyed western movies, farming on his tractor in his massive vegetable gardens and being one of Santa’s favorite helpers in Henryville.
J.T was the last Constable of Monroe Township. The most important thing to J.T. were his grandchildren who he loved and cherished deeply.
Other survivors include, his 4 children and their spouses, Marvin Curtis (Karen) Higdon, of Decatur, Alabama, Victoria Ann (Richard) Horine of Memphis, IN, Thomas Bryon (Angela) Higdon of Henryville, and Traci Jenee’ (Phil) D’Angelo of Henryville, 10 grandchildren, Angela Christine (Nathan) Gledhill of Marysville, Ohio, Grant Alan Higdon of Decatur, AL, Grace Elizabeth Higdon of Decatur, AL, Clinton Wendell Horine of Memphis, Emily Marie Horine of Memphis, Gage Alexander Higdon of Henryville, Clayton James Higdon of Henryville, Owen Edward Higdon of Henryville, Kaitlyn Alexis D’Angelo, of Henryville, and Kelsey Mae D’Angelo of Henryville, 2 great grandchildren, Hayden Thomas Gledhill and Jackson Alan Gledhill both of Marysville, Ohio, 6 siblings, Phil (Jackie) Higdon of Decatur, AL, Bonnie (John Purlee) Burr of Henryville, Wendell Higdon of Salem, Indiana, Martha (Raymond) Thomas of Henryville, Judy (Dennis) Reed of Louisville, KY, and Joan (Rick) Harvey of Henryville.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a grandson, Trent Evan Higdon on February 22, 2013.
A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 11AM on Tuesday, August 6, 2013 at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church officiated by Fathers John Hall and Steve Schaftein with burial to follow at St Francis Catholic Cemetery with Military graveside services.
Visitation Monday, August 5, 2013 from 2PM to 8PM with Rosary service at 7:30PM at Adams Funeral Home & Crematory in Henryville, and after 9AM at the church on Tuesday.
Memorial donations may be given in memory of J.T. to his church or Henryville Dollars for Scholars both c/o Adams Funeral Home & Crematory, 209 S. Ferguson St., Henryville, Indiana 47126.