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OFFICIAL OBITUARY FOR

David Leland Higginbotham

1951 - 2021

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David Leland Higginbotham, age 69, of Forest City, passed away Tuesday, April 20, 2021 at Rutherford Regional Medical Center.

     David was born Thursday, August 2, 1951 in Blytheville, Arkansas to the late Thomas Leland Higginbotham and Billie Ruth Cochran Lofton. He honorably served as a fire specialist/paramedic in the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam War. David proudly earned an Associate’s Degree from Isothermal Community College. He worked as an EMT in Portland, Oregon for several years and for National Textiles and Timken Company before retirement. David was a motorcycle enthusiast and coached Little League baseball for several years.

     In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one sister, Sandy Higginbotham, a brother, Danny Higginbotham.

     Those left to cherish his memory include his loving wife of twenty-seven years, Debra Higginbotham; son, Jason Leland Higginbotham (Danielle) of Lander, Wyoming; four grandchildren, Justin Leland Higginbotham, Connor Mark Higginbotham, Kaydan Raymond Higginbotham, London Grace Higginbotham and a sister, Donna Ellis of Delaware.

     In honor of David’s wishes, no formal services will be conducted.

     Memorial donations are requested to the American Liver Foundation, www.liverfoundation.org

 

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Violet and Woody Harwood

April 23, 2021 6:50 PM

Debra and family we are sorry to hear about David's passing . we thought a lot you and David . Our prayers are with you and the family . David and Hollywood will ride some time together again when Steve meets back up with him one day until then God will be looking after you and the family . Violet and Stephen Harwood 

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