Joseph Laverne Higgins, 82, of Burnsville passed away on Friday, February 1, 2019 at the Keever Solace Center. He was the son of the late Jim and Artilee Peterson Higgins. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Cecila Heidi Higgins.
Mr. Higgins served in the US Army and graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree from Western Carolina University. He retired from Mountain Heritage High School where he taught biology.
Survivors include his son James Joel Higgins and wife Rosia of Burnsville; daughter, Cindy Lee Millison and husband Keith of DE; five grandsons; and one granddaughter.
No services are planned at this time.