DAVID KENT HIGGINS, 72, of Charleston died in the early morning hours of Saturday, February 13, following a recurrence of cancer. The loved ones is indebted to the caring individuals of HospiceCare of Kanawha County who built his previous days relaxed.
Dave is survived by his wife, Patti Hamilton brother the Rev. Kent Higgins (Gail) stepsons Derek, Wesley (Cassie), and Kyle (Brittany) Thomas grandsons KJ, Ziggy, and Max Thomas and granddaughter Cecily Thomas and nephews Michael (Jill) and Chris (Rochelle) Higgins. He was a valued member of the Hamilton household and will be skipped by sisters-in-law DL and Jude Hamilton and brother-in-law Jay Hamilton, along with nieces Jade and Courtney Hamilton and Bailey Brooks.
Dave was an lawyer, one of the founders of Robinson & McElwee PLLC, who expended his entire performing vocation in Charleston. He grew up in Fayetteville, and graduated from Episcopal Superior Faculty in Alexandria, Virginia, in 1966. Immediately after graduating from Washington & Lee College, Dave was drafted for Military provider which included a tour in Vietnam. He gained the Bronze Star Medal. Dave then returned to Lexington for regulation university.
In addition to his legislation observe, Dave served two phrases on Charleston Town Council from 2003 to 2011 where he was instrumental in doing work on city pensions, household rule, and several other initiatives. He was appointed to the Property of Delegates on April 16, 2007 by then-Governor Joe Manchin and sworn in on April 18th in the Property Chamber. He served in the 2nd Extraordinary session of 2007, the Standard Session of 2008 and the 1st and 2nd Amazing Sessions of 2008. He served on Banking and Insurance, Constitutional Revision, and Authorities Organization Committees and sponsored 23 expenditures, 4 of which were being signed by the Governor and became law. He also was a sponsor of 43 resolutions and 16 of these were being adopted by the Legislature.
Whilst Dave was most effective regarded for his legal career, he was also identified for his Mountaineer Chili, adore of WVU games, “discerning” motion picture and sequence opinions, and willingness to help spouse and children and good friends with wise and calm counsel.
In lieu of flowers or other remembrances, remember to honor Dave’s memory via a contribution to the fantastic companies of Hospice or to Manna Meal. A burial company will be prepared for the spring at Substantial Lawn Cemetery in Oak Hill.
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