God called Ray Higginbotham, 78, of Terre Haute, to his Eternal Resting Place at 10:41 a.m. Feb. 2, 2018, at Terre Haute Regional Hospital. He was born to Clifford Higginbotham and Fernn Hofmann Higginbotham on Dec. 22, 1939.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
He is survived by his sister, Ann Mangus; brother, George (Tomi) Higginbotham; three nephews, Rob Kirchner, Clint Higginbotham and Clay (Pricilla) Higginbotham, all of Terre Haute; one great-niece, Sayce of Terre Haute; one aunt, Nadine Hofmann of Alabama; and several cousins
Ray graduated from Honey Creek High School in 1957. He graduated from Indianapolis School of Mortuary Science. He worked for several funeral homes in the Terre Haute area. He retired from Vigo County Sheriff's Department, former member of Prairieton Methodist Church, a veteran with the 81st Fort Bragg, N.C. He loved his sports which he played Semi-Pro Fast Pitch Soft Ball for Terre Haute Coca-Cola, Compton Cleaners, Clean Air and other teams. He also played baseball for teams in Terre Haute. He enjoyed watching the New York Yankees and other sports. He enjoyed gardening, raising cattle and chickens, hunting and fishing.
Arrangements are entrusted with DeBaun Funeral Home - Springhill Chapel, 85 E. Springhill Drive. Per his wishes there will not be visitation. Graveside services will be at New Harmony Cemetery, State Road 63 and Harlan Drive on Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018, at 3 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Wounded Warrior Project https://www.woundedwarriorproject.org in honor of Ray. Online condolences may be made at:
Published on February 4, 2018