Asa “Alvin” Higgs

Asa “Alvin” Higgs

Asa “Alvin” Higgs was a loving husband, father, grandpa, and friend. He left the world on January 7, 2024 at age 71 after a courageous battle with multiple sclerosis, with his wife and daughter by his side.

He was born to Agnes Kathryn and Asa Alvin Higgs on June 21, 1952. After graduating from Andrew Jackson Highschool, Asa enlisted in National Guard for 12 years. In 1977 Asa joined the Jacksonville Sherriff’s Office, where he met his wife, Lorri. While working at the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office, Asa was a Public Information Officer, worked in Intelligence, and retired as a Sergeant. Asa worked with the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office for 31 years. After retiring from the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office, he joined Nassau County Sheriff’s Office in 2007, where he was a bailiff for almost 15 years.

The simplest pleasures in life brough Asa great joy. He loved spending time with his wife, daughter, son-in-law, and 3 grandchildren. Asa and his wife were season ticket holders for the Jacksonville Jaguars since the start of the franchise in 1995, until 2021. Along with watching the Jaguars, Asa was an avid golfer and spent many weekends out on the course. Asa also enjoyed attending his grandchildren’s school and sporting events. His pleasant personality was contagious to everyone he met.  He had an incredible outlook on life, and always fought to find the good in every situation.

Asa is survived by his wife, Lorri; daughter, Kathryn; son-in-law, Justin; and 3 grandchildren, Kayli, Carson, and Daniel.

Asa will be honored at Evergreen Chapel in a celebration of life visitation on Thursday, January 11, 2024 from 3:30 pm-5:30 pm and a funeral at Evergreen Chapel on Friday, January 12, 2024 at 10:00 am. The family has requested in leu of sending flowers and cards, to please contribute to the Gary Sinise Foundation.

11 Comments

  • Joy and Robert Seiler Posted January 9, 2024 2:57 pm

    We were blessed to have known Asa. We enjoyed his upbeat personality and the way he enjoyed watching the grandchildren play and interacting with them. We appreciate and are thankful for his commitment to his family and the community that he so generously served and protected. Rest easy our friend and other Grandpa to our grand babies, We will miss you and your gentle hand. Thinking of you always. Joy and Robert Seiler

  • Joy and Robert Seiler Posted January 9, 2024 3:22 pm

    We were blessed to have known Asa. We enjoyed his gentle spirit and the way he enjoyed watching and interacting with the grandchildren. We are thankful and appreciate his commitment to his family and the service to his community. Rest in peace our friend, in-law, and other Grandpa to our grandbabies. You will be missed and we will think of you often. Joy and Robert

  • Mark Pam and Brittany Bryant Posted January 9, 2024 8:52 pm

    My family love spending time with Asa and Lorri meeting for dinner sporting events and and concerts. Asa was an avid golfer and FSU. fan. Very privileged to have him as a friend.

  • Krystal Harrell Posted January 10, 2024 2:11 pm

    Our deepest condolences
    The Fenderson Law Firm Family

  • Patricia (Seldon) Davis Posted January 10, 2024 5:32 pm

    Lorrie, I was very saddened to hear of Al”s loss (he will always be that to me), First met him when he was a PYP, then onto dispatching. He was such a joy to be around, always had that great smile like he knew something you didn’t. I guess the last time I saw him along with you was at the Shrimp Boat Festival many years ago where we also ran intoKatie. So we know that was a lot of years ago. My sympathies go to you and your family along with all his friends. He will be missed by all who knew him.

    Patricia (Seldon) Davis
    JSO retired

  • Mike Rowe Posted January 11, 2024 11:40 am

    R.I.P I’ll miss you

  • Thomas L Lumpkin Posted January 11, 2024 2:21 pm

    I was saddened to hear of the passing of a long-time friend and brother in blue, Asa Higgs. We worked together in the JSO Intelligence Unit where he was always helpful. Condolences to his Family and many friends.

  • Lou Frost Posted January 11, 2024 3:38 pm

    Lorri,
    Please accept my heartfelt sympathy on the passing of Asa. Though we were not extremely close, I knew him as one of the good guys from JSO. He will be missed by many. It is my prayer that God’s love and your precious memories will comfort you all at this most difficult time. God Bless.

  • Rick Parker Posted January 12, 2024 8:48 am

    Saddened to hear of Asa’s passing. As one of my training officers early in my career, he always set an example of handling conflict with his empathy for people. A sense of humor like no other, Asa was a good man and I will miss him. God bless my friend.

  • Lorri Higgs Posted January 13, 2024 9:10 am

    I’d would like to thank all of you that attended the visitation and funeral for Asa.i would like to personally ask that if there is someone who has impacted your life, while they are still with us, reach out and tell them. Please don’t wait till their death. So many people Asa impacted sadly weren’t able to convey. Thank you again Kathryn and I have to learn a new journey without Grandpa,dad and husband.. thank you all again. #FIND A CURE

  • Patti Klein Posted January 13, 2024 11:17 am

    Lorri, Kathryn and family,
    I am so sorry for your loss. We have so many fun memories together. Remember all the good times in the motor home, the many cruise ships, Wisconsin vacations and more. He will be missed!

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