James T. "Jim" Highland
HIGHLAND, James T. "Jim" Born on April 28, 1928 in Lexington, KY and passed away October 10, 2016 in Dallas, TX. Preceded in death by his wife of 49 years, Evelyn Blount Highland; his beloved brother, Russell, and his devoted son-in-law, John Acra. Survived by: His children, Denise Acra, David & Patty Yingling Highland, Teresa Highland, and John & Alyssa Long Highland, 8 grandchildren, and 3 great-grandchildren. After graduating from the Univ. of KY in 1951 Jim was a licensed professional engineer for over 60 years starting with Watkins & Associates in Lexington, KY, and retiring from the U.S. EPA in January 1995. As a lifelong member of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), Jim served in various leadership and support capacities, and was active in music programs. Jim was chair of the committee responsible for construction of the beautiful sanctuary building at Arlington Christian Church in Lexington. Jim served for over ten years as a reserve officer (captain) in the Army Corps of Engineers. Jim was a devoted and dedicated husband, father, and faithful Christian, who wished for nothing more than to continue to love and serve and to spend even more time with his children and grandchildren. His family celebrates his life and will miss him terribly, and rejoices that he was ready and willing to move on to what God has in store for him. Services will be held on Saturday, October 15, 2016 at 11:00 AM at Memorial Chapel, Restland Funeral Home & Cemetery. After the graveside service at Restland, there will be a gathering of family and friends at Highlands Christian Church, 9949 McCree Road, Dallas. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be sent to Highlands Christian Church.
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