Paul Rodney Higginbotham
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Paul Rodney Higginbotham, age 70, of Hattiesburg, Mississippi, passed away in the comfort of his own home in the presence of family and friends on November 8, 2012.
He was the beloved husband of Diane Lisenbea Higginbotham, brother of Javalie Woodson, father of 12 children, grandfather of 23 grandchildren and great grandfather of 16 great grandchildren. He is also survived by numerous family and friends.
He was a native of Opelousas, Louisiana and resident of Hattiesburg, Mississippi for the past 7 years. He was a graduate of Opelousas High School, a highly decorated Chief Warrant Officer of 25 years in the United States Coast Guard, worked at the Stennis Space Center, and for the City of Slidell. He was a former member of the Bayou Liberty Civic Club and St Genevieve Church of Slidell, Louisiana.
He was preceded in death by Ida and Moise Kidder, "Mac" Higginbotham and PeeWee Higginbotham.
He was the life of the party, lived life to the fullest and never met a stranger. We will miss him dearly.
Visiting hours will be observed in the Sibille Funeral Home of Opelousas, LA, on Tuesday, November 13, 2012, from 12 p.m. until 1:45 p.m.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 13, 2012, at Sibille Funeral Home Chapel in Opelousas, LA. Interment will follow in the Bellevue Memorial Park in Opelousas, LA.
Words of comfort to the family may be expressed at www.sibillefuneralhomes.com.
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Sibille Funeral Home of Opelousas.
Published in the Hattiesburg American on Nov. 11, 2012