William “Bill” Higginbotham

In Memorial

William Higginbotham, 76, affectionately known as "Bill" went Home to be with The Lord on Friday September 19, 2014. He was born to Lucius and Alice Higginbotham on January 21, 1938 in Ward, West Virginia. He graduated from Washington High in London, West Virginia.

He moved to Columbus, Ohio in the late 1950's. After graduating from welding school he obtained employment at Fortin Iron Works. He retired after 44 years of service. He was a long time member of New Salem Baptist Church, where he served with the Male Chorus and co-hosted the Divine Secrets Small Group Ministry. He was also an active member of The Charles Sim's Sunday School Class.

In 1960, he married his high school sweetheart Janet Turner. Through that union, they were blessed with four children. After 40 years, they were able to have their first formal wedding. It was held at New Salem, with all of the family participating. Ten years later, they renewed their vows in a beautiful home ceremony, surrounded by family and friends.

Bill is preceded in death by his parents Lucius and Alice Higginbotham, and his brother Charles. He leaves to cherish his memory, his loving wife of 54 years, son; Steven (Monique),daughters; Kay Soltero, Karen (Terrence) Grace, Katina (Lyndon) Carr, Sister; Josephine Higginbotham, grandchildren; Shauna Coleman, Kionna Randolph, Talion, Solomon, and Brooklynn Grace, Victor and Victoria and Victoria Soltero, Kayla and Lyndon Carr, two great grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

God sent you as the head of our family. Thank you for your unconditional love and support. Your lessons and legacy will live on thru us. Even though you will be greatly missed, To be absent from the body is to be present with The Lord. Rest in Peace "My Little Love."

Condolence Messages

  1. I only had the honor amnd pleasure to speak with "es;Bubba"es; on 2, short occassions. But,even for those short times, I immediately took a great liking to him. He just had an easy going way and manner about him you couldn't help but like..

  2. We were all good neighbors back in the 80s & 90s on Atcheson st. Very nice to have known such good people! The entire family have my deepest sympathy & prayers in the days ahead. Sinecerely,Brenda & family.

  3. kevin mcdiffitt :

    Bill was a great man, he taught me alot at work, he was my friend! When i heard the song on the radio,i would go up to him and ask, you gettin on that midnight train to georgia, he would say yep! A very true friend! We love you Bill!

  4. Edwina D.Arnold :

    My deepest sympathy goes out to The Higginbotham Family. I had the pleasure of meeting Bubba 6 years ago in the Divine Secrets Small Group Miinstry.My husband and I really enjoyed his company and will truly miss his friendship. He always had a kind word.Hold on to those precious memories . Continue to trust The Lord. May the God of comfort and peace be with you at this time.

  5. Ayanna Williams :

    “Pops” was a beautiful person inside and out. He brings a smile to my face every time I think about him since our brief meeting at the nursing home. My prayers are with your family at this time.

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