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Vince Vann Higginbotham Sr.


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Vince Vann Higginbotham Sr. Obituary
Born in Springer, OK to Cyrell Vince & Ella Ardell (Griffin) Higginbotham. Raised in the Rio Grande Valley in Salem NM. Played football for the Hatch Union High School Bears. Graduated high school in 1940. Veteran of WWII having served in the Merchant Marines.Moved to Arizona and worked for the USGS from 1953 to his retirement. Lived most of his adult life in Arizona. Hard working man even after he lost his sight to macular degeneration and his strength to heart disease. Vince was a member of the church of Christ all his life and was praying up until he drew his last breath.

Vince was predeceased by his wife of 72 years, Marjorie (Sanders) Higginbotham, on May 27, 2016.

Vince is survived by 3 children Vince Higginbotham Jr of Alamogordo, NM, Joel Higginbotham of Phoenix, AZ and Nancy Cowley of Alamogordo, NM; 9 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren, 1 brother, Charlie Higginbotham of Salem, NM, 2 sisters, Betty Jean Hart of Dallas, TX and Clydean Criner of Mountain Home, ID and numerous nieces and nephews.

Many thanks to the VA Hospital in Albuquerque for their excellent care and concern during his last few days. Pop was loved by many and will be greatly missed.
Published in Alamogordo Daily News from May 19 to June 18, 2017
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