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NICHOLASVILLE – Harold L. Higgs, 89, passed away Saturday, November 19, 2016 at Wesley Village in Wilmore. He was a lifelong resident of Jessamine County having been born December 25, 1926 to Robert Taylor and Jimmie Goss Higgs. A 1945 graduate of Nicholasville High School, he entered the Army the following week serving proudly and with distinction. He attended Transylvania College and met Mary Lee Williams, his beloved wife for 64 years until her death in 2015. He worked as an electronics technician at Lexington Blue Grass Army Depot until his retirement in 1981, leaving him free to pursue other interests and serve his community. He was a private pilot, an Eagle Scott, an avid RV camper, and held amateur radio license K4AKD for over 60 years. He had been a member of the Lions Club, Jessamine Amateur Wireless Society, the Nicholasville Housing Authority, and has served Nicholasville Presbyterian Church as deacon, elder, and trustee. He will be remembered for his kindness, his wit, and the many stories he loved to tell. Survivors include a son, Bill (Liz) Higgs, a grandson Matthew (Beth) Higgs, and a granddaughter, Lillian Higgs, all of Louisville, as well as several nieces, nephews, and cousins. Services will be held 2pm Saturday, November 28, 2016 at Betts & West Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery. Visitation will be from 11am until time of service Saturday. Memorial contributions may be made to Nicholasville Presbyterian Church or Hospice of the Bluegrass. Online guestbook at

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