Hick Higginbotham, 91, of Tyrone

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Hick Higginbotham, 91, of Tyrone passed away on Wednesday, August 22, 2018 in Atlanta, Ga.  He was born on August 16, 1927 in Cullman, Ala. to Nellie Bell and William Gardner Higginbotham.

He proudly served his country in both the United States Army and the United States Air Force.  He was a member of Fayetteville Church of Christ for many years.

Mr. Higginbotham was preceded in death by his parents; his son, Phillip Higginbotham; and his daughter-in-law, Rebecca Higginbotham.

He is survived by his wife of almost 68 years, Estell W. Higginbotham; his sons, Michael (Sylvia) Higginbotham, Byron Higginbotham and Roger Higginbotham; eight grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren; his brother, Wayne Higginbotham; and a number of nieces and nephews.

The funeral service for Mr. Higginbotham will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday, August 25, 2018 at Fayetteville Church of Christ, 870 Redwine Road, Fayetteville, Ga., with Rev. David Rogers and Rev. Wayne Chappell officiating.  He will lay in state at the church from 10-11 a.m. prior to the service.  Burial will follow the service at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens, College Park, Ga.  The family will receive friends from 5 -8 p.m. on Friday evening, August 24, 2018 at Carl J. Mowell & Son Funeral Home, Fayetteville, Ga.

Carl J. Mowell & Son Funeral Home, Fayetteville – www.mowellfuneralhome.com