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Arthur G. Higbie, 88, of Ocala, FL passed away on Saturday, August 25, 2018. Arthur was born in Jamaica, NY and moved to Florida in 1945. He was the former owner of Hollywood Windows in South Florida and then Ocala. Art enjoyed being outside, spending time with his family and cooking. He was a member of Oakcrest Baptist Church where he was known as the 'Cookie Man.' He was very proud of being a foster parent to 32 children, he coached Little League, was a Boy Scout leader, a Guardian Ad Litem, and a leader for the Good News Club at Oakcrest Elementary School. He had also been a City Commissioner for the town of Davie, FL.
Art is preceded in death by his wife, Alice Higbie; and his great granddaughter, Ja'mya Robinson.
He is survived by his wife, Shirley Higbie of Ocala, FL; sister, Muriel Savery (William) of Hollywood, FL; son, Arthur D. Higbie (Marsha) of Ocala, FL; daughters, Donna Watson (Cleve) of Ocala, FL., Brenda Redd of Ocala, FL; sons, Brett Higbie (Kathy) of Ocala, FL, Robert Higbie of Ocala, FL; three stepchildren, Claudia Setty of Ocala, FL, Mark Martin of Belleview, FL, and Dixie Martin of Las Cruces, NM; 10 grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren; and his dog, Skippy.
The family will be having a Celebration of Life service on Saturday, September 22, 2018 at the Hiers-Baxley Funeral Home, 910 Silver Springs Blvd at 4:00 PM. Family and friends are welcome to attend and share with the family. Donations in lieu of flowers can be made to the Oakcrest Baptist Church. Arrangements by Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services, Ocala, FL 352-629-7171
Published in Ocala Star-Banner from Sept. 16 to Sept. 17, 2018
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