Rufus Earl Higginbotham JR.


Rufus Earl Higginbotham JR. Celebration of Life/ Date: March 14, 2020/ Time: 2:00 pm/ Place: Family home in Mr. Vernon, AR/ Memorial Service / Date: March 15, 2020/ Time: 1:00 pm/ Place: Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Texarkana, AR/

Rufus Earl Higginbotham, Jr., Obituary

Rufus Earl Higginbotham, Jr., 85, of Mt. Vernon, AR passed away March 1, 2020 at his home surrounded by his loving family.

Mr. Higginbotham was born March 25 1934 in Texarkana, AR to the late Rufus Earl Higginbotham, Sr., & Edna Harris Higginbotham.  Rufus was a member of Beech Street Baptist Church in Texarkana, AR. He attended Texarkana College. Rufus retired from Rock Supply/ Building Specialties in 2000.  He was a lifelong avid sportsman. Rufus was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 54 years, Mary Helen Parks Higginbotham; and one sister, Jane Higginbotham Starks. 

He is survived by; children: Butch (Melissa) Higginbotham, Gene Higginbotham, BJ Golden (Tony Hughes), John Higginbotham, Susie Higginbotham, grandchildren: Pam (Justin) Shoop, Ben (Esbeida) Higginbotham, Sam Higginbotham, Leslie Golden, Jonathan Higginbotham, William Higginbotham, Justin Cole, Michael Cunningham Jr., great grandchildren, Benaiah Higginbotham, Donovan Higginbotham, Skylar Kist, special friends: Mike and Karen Tanner, Michael Tanner and family, Ashlie and Emma Lankford; and many other treasured family members and friends.

A Celebration of Life will be held March 14, 2020 at 2:00 pm at the family home in Mt. Vernon, AR.  Memorial service for Mr. and Mrs. Higginbotham will be held at Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Texarkana, AR on March 15, 2020 at 1:00 pm.

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