Robert Alan Higginbotham, 51, of Fairmont, passed from this life Saturday (March 3, 2018) in the home of his sister under hospice care after a long illness. He was born in Fairmont on July 31, 1965, a son of Shirley Higginbotham Baker and his stepfather Marion Baker of Mannington. He was raised by his maternal grandparents, the late Ellis and Inez Floyd.
Robert was a Christian by faith. He had worked as a farm hand in younger years, which he enjoyed very much. He also enjoyed drinking his beer, listening to music and spending time with his family.
In addition to his mother, he is survived by his brother, David (Anna) Higginbotham of Fairmont; two sisters, Tammy Barker and her companion Terry Jones and Loretta (Tim) Fury, all of Mannington; his goddaughter, Zanna Vennis and his good friend Brad Vennis; also five nieces and three nephews; and great nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by two nieces.
His family has requested that memorial donations be made to the funeral home: Frey Home For Funerals, P.O. Box 895, Fairmont, WV 26555.
Robert's desire for final disposition was to be cremated. His family will have a get together at the church in Rymer at 2 p.m. today to celebrate his life.
Published on March 10, 2018