William Kenneth Haigler, the son of Thomas J. and Rosemarie Wilde Haigler, born Aug. 25, 1958, passed away on June 3, 2015, with friends and family present. Ken had lived the past 28 years in Swain County residing in Cherokee and Bryson City.
After attending Marion Military Institute in Marion, Ala., Ken proudly served in the United States Army as a medic. After his service, Ken worked in radiology in hospitals in northern Georgia and North Carolina primarily at Swain County Hospital in Bryson City.
Ken is survived by his parents, Tom and Rosemarie; his sister, Traci Haigler Lowe and her husband Tim, of Atlanta, Ga.; and two sons, Jason Haigler and Erik Haigler, of Bryson City. Ken loved his family and his dogs, and birdwatching.
Prior to problems with his back, Ken was an avid golfer and enjoyed playing softball. He was a fan of Alabama football, having graduated from high school in Tuscaloosa, Ala.
The service for Ken will be held on Tuesday, June 9, at 3pm at the Bryson City Methodist Church. In lieu of flowers, a donation could be made to one of Ken’s favorite charities, the Wounded Warrior Project or St. Jude’s Hospital for Children. A Memorial Service will be held at a later date.