Duke

January 7, 1952 ~ December 31, 2020

Born in: Glasgow, Kentucky
Resided in: Cave City, Kentucky

Duke Alton Higgason, 68, of Cave City, Kentucky passed away Thursday, December 31, 2020 in Little Rock, Arkansas. He was born on January 7, 1952 in Glasgow, Kentucky to the late Shirley Wilson Higgason and Willadean Proffitt Higgason, who survives. Duke served dutifully in the United States National Guard until he retired.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by his loving wife, Flora Marie Higgason of Cave City, Kentucky; one son, Shannon Higgason (Sarai) of Washington; one daughter, Shamala Higgason of Glasgow, Kentucky; four grandchildren, Isabella, Silas, Aria, Eli; two sisters, Alanna Foster and September Higgason, and several nieces and nephews.

The funeral service for Mr. Higgason will be held 2:00 PM Friday, January 8th at the Glasgow Baptist Church with burial in the Glasgow Municipal Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 12:00 PM until time for the service at the church. A. F. Crow & Son Funeral Home is both honored and privileged to be entrusted in the care of Mr. Higgason. Please share your condolences with the family at www.crowfuneralhome.com.

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  1. My late father J.L Pruitt thought the world of Duke . I am so sorry for your loss. He was a wonderful man & friend to my dad

  2. Maria, I’m so sorry for your loss. You are in my prayers. I loved Duke. And will always love you.

  3. I love you Daddy. I will miss you everyday, till we meet again. Please give Papa a hug and kiss for me and tell him I love him. I hope you are people watching and drinking coffee, up in heaven with your daddy. Rest in peace Daddy. You will always be loved and never forgotten. Xoxo!!

  4. Although we never lived close as cousins, I have fond memories of Duke when we’d see each other at family reunions at Pappy,s farm. I also salute his service to our Country. I Pray he rests in Peace.

  5. My condolences and Prayers of comfort go out to his entire family.. Although I never had the pleasure of knowing Duke personally, he certainly raised 2 amazing children. Im sorry, I Cant remember if he was at Shannon’s and Sari’s wedding or not😢 but sounds like he was a wonderful
    man,, husband, brother, father, grandfather, and Uncle. I pray God gives you all comfort and Peace in the knowledge that he lives on in each of you and that you will someday be reunited for eternity. Sending LOVE❤, PRAYERS🙏 & virtual hugs🤗

  6. I loved Duke in a very special way. We’ve had several conversations over coffee and cigarettes. He gave me true and honest suggestions for life that with forever cherish. My condolences to all my family who survives Duke and to his wife Marie. I love you all. You are in my thoughts and prayers during this very difficult time.

  7. Duke had a heart of gold, one of the kindest men I ever had the honor of knowing. I am so sorry for his loss to all his family and friends.

  8. Dean, Alanna, September,
    I am so sorry to hear of Duke’s passing. Me, Bo and Mom are not able to attend the service tomorrow, but you all will be in our thoughts and prayers.
    Much love to all of you,
    KK

  9. Dean and your family, Steve Higgason told me about Duke. I’m so, so sorry for your loss!
    I have memories of when he was born and the younger years. Since I have not lived in Ky. for so many years, I will be remembering you with prayers for comfort and peace!!
    Love you and God bless you!!!!

  10. I am so saddened to just read about the passing of my best friend in junior high and high school, Duke Higgason. We both played trumpet together in the band with Duke playing his Leblanc trumpet and I playing my Selmer trumpet. We both had identical honda 50 motorbikes which gave us so much freedom as young boys. I have great memories of both of us camping out in his tent in the back yard of his home in Houma as well as studying together before tests. I loved Duke as a brother and thought about him many times over the years that have passed. He was a good man and friend. His mother was so kind and loving as well as his two sisters. I am so very sorry for their loss.

    • Thank you so much Gary. He told me about you. He called you his best friend to. This is his daughter Shamala. I miss him so much. Just glad I got to spend a lot of time with him the last 6 months before he passed away.

      • Shamala, Thank you so much for letting me know. I wish I could have seen Duke once again along with his family and wish we could have kept in touch. I will always remember Duke as the closest friend I ever had. I will never forget such a good man and friend.

        Gary Harper

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