Johnny Edward Hightower III, 60, of Ocean Isle Beach, died Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013, at Duke Medical Center.
He was born July 1, 1953, in Montgomery, Ala., son of the late Johnny E. Hightower.
Survivors include his mother, Peggy Sivley Hightower, and sister, Carole Chauncey of Glen Saint Mary, Fla.
A graveside service was held Tuesday, Oct. 22, at Brunswick Memorial Gardens in Shallotte, officiated by the Rev. Jason L. Benton.
Private online condolences may be sent to www.brunswickfuneralservice.com.
Brunswick Funeral Service, Shallotte.