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Anthony Mark Higdon

August 11, 1953 — April 24, 2024

Owensboro

Anthony Mark Higdon

Anthony Mark Higdon, 70, of Owensboro passed away on Wednesday, April 24, 2024, at his home with his loving family by his side. The Daviess County native was born as one of eleven children to the late Jim and Eloise Ambs Higdon.  

 Along with his parents, Mark was preceded in death by his son, Scott Martin Higdon, and siblings Ruth Ann Higdon and Kevin Higdon.  

 Those left behind to honor Mark’s memory are his wife and “lovely bride” of 51 years, Janice (Jarboe) Higdon; daughters, Sherry (Brian) Moore of Villa Hills, Kim Little of Louisville, and Johanna (Bryan) Brown of San Antonio, Texas; five grandchildren, Ethan Moore, Clara Moore, Hannah Little, Aubrey Brown, and Connor Brown.  Mark’s surviving siblings include Ed (Ellen) Higdon, Connie (Jerry) Nugent, Jane (Gene) Strehl, Phil (Diane) Higdon, Angela (Mike) Aull, and Ben Higdon, all of Owensboro and Bernard (Debbie) Higdon of Paducah, Rita (Hal) Johnston of Falls of Rough, and Brenda Higdon of Martinez, CA; a multitude of nieces, nephews, and cousins.

 Mark graduated from Owensboro Catholic High in 1971, was employed by King’s Department Stores, Canteen Services, and retired from Bowling Green Paper Company.  He was a mentor to high school students seeking career guidance. Mark was on the committee involved in the construction of the new Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Bowling Green and helped parish members build homes with Habitat for Humanity. He worked with engaged and married couples through his parish ministry. After moving to Owensboro in 2022, Mark participated in Leadership Owensboro and continued being an active member of the Knights of Columbus.

 Mark loved to fish and play golf with his brothers and brothers-in-law.   He was the lead singer and arranged music for The Higdon Brothers Band which entertained residents at rest homes in the Owensboro and Rockport areas.  His greatest joy was to play guitar and sing to his family.

The funeral Mass will be noon Monday, April 29 at St. Stephen Cathedral. Visitation will be Sunday from 2:00 until 6:00 pm with prayers at 5:00 pm at Glenn Funeral Home and Crematory and Monday from 10:00 am until the time of service at the church. A private interment will be in Resurrection Cemetery. 

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to Bluegrass Center for Autism, 1250 Bardstown Rd. #15 Louisville, KY 40204 or Habitat for Humanity of Owensboro, 2930 West 4th St. Owensboro, KY 42301.

Condolences and memories for Mark’s family may be left at www.glenncares.com

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Visitation

Sunday, April 28, 2024

2:00 - 6:00 pm (Central time)

Glenn Funeral Home and Crematory

900 Old Hartford Road, Owensboro, KY 42303

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Sunday, April 28, 2024

5:00 - 6:00 pm (Central time)

Glenn Funeral Home and Crematory

900 Old Hartford Road, Owensboro, KY 42303

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Monday, April 29, 2024

10:00am - 12:00 pm (Central time)

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Monday, April 29, 2024

12:00 - 1:00 pm (Central time)

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