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John Higgins

December 24, 1943 — October 31, 2021

Higgins, John  Wayne

John Wayne Higgins passed away unexpectedly on October 31, 2021 at the age of 77.  John was born in Nashville, TN and moved with his parents, grandmother, and three brothers to Albuquerque in 1945. He is a graduate of Valley High School, UNM, and Oklahoma City University School of Law. John was an exceptionally gifted and talented lawyer, having practiced law for 48 years, primarily with the Law Office of Higgins Mescall and Lee.

John is survived by his children Madeline Kim Scates, Susan Rebecca Higgins, John Frank Higgins, brother James Bernard Higgins, five grandchildren: Austin, Emily and Ben Scates, Preston Goldwag, Frank Higgins, and multiple nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held at Strong Thorne Mortuary on November 19, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. To view information or leave a condolence please visit
Daniels Family Funeral Services
1100 Coal Ave SE
Albuquerque, NM 87106

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