WEAVERVILLE – William “Bill” Hart Higgins, age 80, died Monday, July 31, 2017 at his home in Weaverville.
A native of Connecticut, he retired last year to enjoy the mountains and his grandchildren. He lived a full and generous life, teaching high school English, then many years working as a psychologist and as a college psychology professor. He spent innumerable hours coaching baseball and soccer bringing joy to so many young people who still remember him fondly. He loved books, golf, baseball (unfortunately the Mets), weightlifting, jogging, playing his guitar, working in his gardens and middle school humor - but most especially his wife, children and grandchildren. He will be deeply missed.
He was predeceased by his parents, Francis Joseph Higgins and Ruth Hart Higgins; beloved brother, Frank Higgins.
Bill is survived by his wife of 45 years, Alice; by his children, Killian and husband Sean, Bill and wife Tanya and Erin and by his grandchildren, Gabriel, Eli and Quinn.
A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday August 5, 2017, in the Chapel of West Funeral Home, 17 Merrimon Ave. Weaverville.
For those who desire, condolences may be offered to the family under Dr. Higgins’ obituary at www.WestFamilyFuneralServices.com.
West Funeral Home
Saturday August 5th, 2017
17 Merrimon Avenue
Weaverville, NC 28787
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My thoughts and prayers stay with you all. I know your father must have been a humorous loving and enjoyable man just from my knowing you Bill. I know you will miss him very much.
Submitted by Mark Bolick on Aug 5 2017 12:25:27 PM
Very sorry to hear about your dad. Many fond memories on the baseball field of you dad. Thoughts and prayers are with you and your whole family.
Submitted by Jim Luchsinger on Aug 3 2017 05:53:34 PM
Dear Higgins Family,
So sorry to hear of Bill's passing. Our thoughts are with you all.
Mark & Joanne Torpey
Submitted by Joanne Torpey on Aug 3 2017 05:27:58 PM
So sorry to hear of your Dad's death.
May loving memories always be with you
and bring you comfort in the days ahead.
Submitted by Sharon Siegel on Aug 3 2017 11:33:00 AM
Dear Alice, Erin and Bill,
We started missing Bill when he moved down to NC, but knew he would love being there. Bob and I are very sorry for your deep loss, but hope you can take comfort in the fact that he was surrounded by your love always and to the very end. We love and miss you all.
Submitted by Toni Earnshaw on Aug 2 2017 02:04:15 PM
Dear Alice, How sad to learn of Bill's death. Such a smart good man and I know you were a terrific loving couple. Many good thoughts and prayers to you and your family in the coming days. I'll be thinking about you both.
Submitted by Joan Mazzonelli on Aug 1 2017 11:02:59 PM
All the Higgins were a significant part of my childhood and Mr.Higgins has forever left his spirit in my memory. All my love to each of you. The world is a better place because of him.
Love and condolences,
Submitted by Emily Price on Aug 1 2017 06:18:44 PM
Bill was the nicest guy. So sorry for your loss.
Submitted by Brenda Jones-rafferty on Aug 1 2017 04:53:00 PM
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