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Raymond Lee Higginbotham Sr.

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Raymond Lee Higginbotham Sr. Obituary
Sr. Raymond Lee Higginbotham Sr., age 74, passed away August 3, 2018. A celebration of his life will be held Friday August 10 at Mt. Bethel United Methodist Church. Family will receive friends at 10:00 a.m. and the service will begin at 11:00 a.m. Ray was born in Birmingham, Alabama , lived in Smyrna, Georgia, Clear Lake City, Texas and Marietta, Georgia for the past 33 years. Survivors are his loving wife of 33 years Lynn Bartels Higginbotham, his daughter Kimberly Rene Madison, his son Raymond Lee Higginbotham Jr., his grandson Christian Duerr Royer, his sister in laws Mabry Higginbotham and Phyllis Bartels, his brother in law Clifford Bartels, his son in law Craig Royer, his cousins, his nephews David Higginbotham, Dan Higginbotham, Mike Higginbotham, Bob Wise, Don Wise, Lanty Bartels, his niece Colette Muncher, and his great niece Charlee Grace. He is preceded in death by his parents, his brothers, his sister and his nephews.

Ray was retired from the Federal Aviation Administration and worked previously for Beers Construction, Houston Lighting and Power, Southern Company Services and L.J. Hooker Developments. He was a long standing member of the Institute of Internal Auditors, the Institute of Management Accountants, and the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners. He has been involved with the Cobb County Commission meetings and was appointed to the SPLOST Citizens Oversight Committee.

He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, brother and uncle. Love of his family and his church were the two most important interests in his life. He was a member of Mt.Bethel United Methodist Church and Marietta First United Methodist Church. He had a genuine concern for the wellbeing of others, no matter their ages or circumstances. Some of his volunteer work included MUST Ministries, the Homeless, Syrian refugees, Walk to Emmaus, Sunday school treasurer, the church choir, Habitat for Humanity and helping students, the disabled or the unemployed find internships and jobs. Although Ray graduated from Jacksonville State University in Alabama he was an enthusiastic "Roll Tide" fan.

In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to or the .

Higginbotham, Raymond Lee
Published in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution from Aug. 8 to Aug. 9, 2018
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