John C. Highfill, 93 of Carlisle, died January 16, 2016. He was born December 30, 1922 in Carlisle to the late John A. and Cora (Wilson) Highfill.
He was an Army veteran of World War II. He helped breech the seawall at Omaha Beach on D-Day. After the war, he operated heavy operated heavy equipment and was a supervisor in the construction industry. Later working in Carlisle.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 58 years, Nadine (Hackney) Highfill; two sisters, Ola May (Highfill) Puim and Lois (Highfill) Wilson and one brother, R.D. Highfill.
He is survived by four sons, Don Wayne Highfill of Morgan, Dennis Highfill of Plainview, Dale Highfill of Carlisle, and Daniel Highfill of Thornburg; one daughter, Danea (Highfill) Felts of Carlisle; 11 grandchildren; 7 step-grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, and 10 step-great grandchildren.
Services for Mr. Highfill will be Tuesday, January 19, 2016 at 2:00 P.M. at Landmark Baptist Church in Carlisle by Bro. Albert Young and Bro. Roy Matlock. Burial will be at Hickory Plains Cemetery with military honors. Pallbearers are Chuck Highfill, Dale Highfill, Jr., Clint Felts, Heston Highfill, David Highfill and Yancy Kelly. Honorary pallbearers are Jamey Highfill and Dale Highfill III. Arrangements are by Westbrook Funeral Home of Hazen.