Gary Dale Higginbotham, age 66, of Durham, NC (formally of Wyatt, WV) passed away unexpectedly Monday, Nov. 13, 2017. He was born in Folsom, WV. Gary was the son of the late Ross Higginbotham and Glenna Marie Weekly Higginbotham.
On February 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, WV and grandchildren: Emily, Spencer and Anna; Charles Higginbotham and wife, Stacey of New Caney, TX and grandson Logan; Joe Spinks and wife, Sherri, of Hillsborough, NC and grandsons Dale (Clair) and Gray; Crissy King and husband, David, of Mebane, NC 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 on Thursday, Nov. 16, 6-8pm at Clements Funeral Home in Durham, NC. The family will also receive friends on Friday, Nov. 17 from 3-9pm at Masters Funeral Home: 209 East Main Street, Mannington, WV, 26582. A funeral service will be held Saturday, Nov. 18, 11am, at Masters Funeral Home with Rev. 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