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F. Donald Higdon

F. Donald Higdon, American wholesale food distributor. Named Kentucky Colonel, 1975. Member Paducah Chamber of Commerce; Member of Rotary Club.


  • Higdon, F. Donald was born on January 16, 1932 in Fancy Farm, Kentucky, United States. Son of Ollie Francis and Maurene Elizabeth (Hobbs) Higdon.

  • Education

    • Graduate, Air Force Missile Propellant School, 1963.


    • Enlisted United States Air Force, 1951, advanced through graded to chief master sergeant, retired, 1971. President, general manager Higdon Food Service, Paducah, Kentucky, since 1971. Vice president Pya/Monarch, Greenville, South Carolina, Citizen Bank & Trust Company, Paducah, since 1983.


    Party affiliation: Democrat


    Denomination: Roman Catholic


    Member Paducah Chamber of Commerce. Member of Rotary Club.


    • Married Donna Jean Townsend, April 2, 1954. Children: Scott Wayne, Kerry Lynn.
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    Born January 16, 1932
    • 1963
      Air Force Missile Propellant School
    • 1971
      president, Higdon Food Service
      Paducah, Kentucky, United States
    • 1971
      general manager, Higdon Food Service
      Paducah, Kentucky, United States
    • 1983
      vice president, Pya/Monarch
      Greenville, North Carolina, United States