James Douglas Higdon, age 61, of Leitchfield, Kentucky, passed away Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019 at his residence in Leitchfield, Kentucky.

He was born on March 25, 1958 in Leitchfield, Kentucky, the son his late father, James Altus Higdon, and his mother, Wanda Jean Pierce Higdon.

He worked as a sales manager for Reynolds Corporation for 12 years. He enjoyed horses, going to the lake, camping, trading anything he could, and working. He loved spending time with his family and grandchildren and loved his dogs. He had attended St. Paul School for grades 1-8, and graduated in 1976 from Grayson County High School. He was a member of St. Elizabeth Catholic Church.

He is survived by his wife, Mary Jane Haycraft Higdon, of Leitchfield; his mother, Wanda Jean Pierce Higdon; his children, Jaime Elizabeth Musa (Tony), of Mansfield, Texas, and April Lynne Birch (Jarrod), of Bowling Green; two grandchildren, Jackson Daniel Birch and Theodora Quinn Musa; three brothers, Pat Higdon (Phyllis), of Clarkson, David Higdon (Renee), of Leitchfield, and Jonathon Higdon (Tracey), of Clarkson; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father, James Altus Higdon, and grandchild, Joshua Daniel Birch.

Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2019 at the Dermitt Funeral Home in Leitchfield with Bro. Jim Butler officiating. Burial will be in the Rock Creek Cemetery.

Visitation will be at the Dermitt Funeral Home from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Monday and from 10 a.m. Tuesday until time of services. Prayer Services will be held on Monday night at 6 p.m. and conducted by Rev. Steve Hohman.

Online condolences can be made in the guestbook on our website at www.dermittfuneralhome.com.