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Gary Dale Higginbotham, 66, of Durham, North Carolina, (formerly of Wyatt), passed away unexpectedly Monday (Nov. 13, 2017).
He was born in Folsom. Gary was the son of the late Ross Higginbotham and Glenna Marie Weekly Higginbotham.
On Feb. 14, 2004, he married his sweetheart, Carolyn Spinks Higginbotham, who survives him. He is also survived by his children, Carrie Ann McDougal and husband Chad of Fairmont and grandchildren Emily, Spencer and Anna; Charles Higginbotham and wife Stacey of New Caney, Texas, and grandson Logan; Joe Spinks and wife Sherri, of Hillsborough, North Carolina, and grandsons Dale (Clair) and Gray; Crissy King and husband David, of Mebane, North Carolina, and fur baby Sammy.
Mr. Higginbotham is also survived by his brother, Ross Higginbotham Jr. (Ruth); sisters, Libby Fluharty, Joyce Sickles, Sue Liggett (George), Betty Cain (Gene), Katy Gump, Debbie Lou Liggett (Jim); and many nieces and nephews.
Mr. Higginbotham was preceded in death by brothers, Eugene Kuhens, Sanford Kuhens, Russell Kuhens, Byron Higginbotham and Henry Higginbotham.
He was dedicated to his family and work at University Ford of Durham. He enjoyed cooking and watching UNC sports.
A visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. today at Clements Funeral Home in Durham, North Carolina. The family will also receive friends from 3-9 p.m. Friday at Masters Funeral Home: 209 East Main St., Mannington. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Masters Funeral Home with Reverend Ruby Elizabeth Carson officiating. Burial will follow the service in Mannington Memorial Park Cemetery
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made in Mr. Higginbotham's memory to The American Heart Association: 4217 Park Place Court, Glen Allen, VA 23060-9979.
The family is being assisted by Clements Funeral Service, Inc. in Durham.
Online condolences may be made at www.clementsfuneralservice.com.
Published on November 15, 2017
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