W.C. Higginbotham Jr.

Published 12:01 am Friday, May 8, 2015

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Dec. 8, 1930 – May 2, 2015

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NATCHEZ — Services for W.C. “Dub” Higginbotham Jr., 84, of Pineville, La., and formerly of Natchez, who died Saturday, May 2, 2015, in Pineville, will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Laird Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Mark Breland officiating.05:8 WCHigginbotham obitpic

Burial will follow at the Greenlawn Memorial Park Cemetery under the direction of Laird Funeral Home.

Visitation will be at 11 a.m. until time of service Saturday at the funeral home.

Mr. Higginbotham was born Dec. 8, 1930, in Palestine, Texas, the oldest of five children and the son of W.C. Higginbotham Sr. and Mary Blanch Conaway Higginbotham.

He served in the U.S. Navy from 1947 to 1950. He worked in the oil field and as a carpenter. His last job was at the Briars.

Mr. Higginbotham was preceded in death by his wife of 62 years, Francis Thornburgh Higginbotham; his parents; three brothers, John, Rush and Walter Higginbotham; and one daughter, Bonnie Ann Holloway.

Survivors include three daughters, Winnie Wall and husband, Steve, Mary Baxley and husband, Kenny, and Pam O’Neal and husband, John, all of Pineville; one sister, Martha Johnson and husband, Don, of Tyler, Texas; 13 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and a number of other family members and friends.

Pallbearers will be James Sanders, Shaun O’Neal, Brennan Buckles, Justin Ridgeway, Joey Foster and Lynn Sanders.

The family thanks the Oak Care Center, special nurses, Kellie Mayo and Jeanne Morace, other caregivers and Gamble Hospice.

Online condolences may be sent to lairdfh.com.