MEMPHIS, TN- (WMC-TV) - Funeral arrangements for Memphis icon and public servant Judge Otis Higgs should be finalized Monday.
Judge Higgs passed away Friday, after a sudden illness. He was 75 years old when he died.
According to his brother Tony James, Higgs began feeling ill after court recessed Friday.
"From what I understand he came home, stated that he wasn't feeling well, and he passed out," said James.
Relatives said Higgs' wife called 911, and rushed the judge to the hospital where he died hours later.
It was a shock that was felt throughout the Mid-South.
During his life time Otis Higgs touched a lot of people through his work in the legal system and as a minister.
Higgs' other roles included being appointed interim sheriff back in the 1990s when the current sheriff committed suicide.
"He's a servant, and being a servant that's what you do," said James.