age 90, of Festus, Missouri, passed away Wednesday, October 2, 2019 at Mercy Hospital Jefferson in Festus. He was born June 16, 1929 in St. Louis, Missouri, the son of the late Florence (nee Boyer) and Cruise James Higginbotham.
He is survived by his wife Lydia (nee Saunders) Higginbotham; sons Greg Higginbotham of Strafford, Missouri, Donald (Greta) Higginbotham of Bloomsdale, Missouri, and Scot (Christine) Higginbotham; daughter Diana (Dennis) Herrell of Festus; grandchildren Robert (Shanna) Higginbotham, Cheryl Higginbotham, Kristen (Matt) Bradley, Kevin Higginbotham, and Phaedra Kesel; and great-grandchildren Megan, Nicole, Makayla, Marissa, Mylee, Josh, Kaden, Kenzi, Kalee, Ryan, and Aaron.
In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by a brother Wendell Lee (the late Doris) Higginbotham; and a sister Margie (the late Bob) Dengler.
He was a retired project estimator for Union Electric; member of Joachim Golf Club; and enjoyed travelling and camping.
Memorial gathering from 3:00 P.M. until the time of memorial service at 5:00 P.M. Saturday, October 5, 2019 at Vinyard Funeral Home in Festus, officiated by Rev. Leslie Limbaugh, pastor of Selma Baptist Church of Festus. Memorials in his memory are preferred to the Presbyterian Children's Home in Farmington, Missouri.