Jimmy Harold Higginbottom

By  | September 10, 2022 | Filed under: Deaton Funeral Home, Obituaries

Jimmy Harold Higginbottom, 77 passed away Wednesday, September 7, 2022 at Helen Keller Hospital.  He was born in Itawamba County, MS to Leon and Virginia Smith Higginbottom.  He attended school at Banner and Fairview where he enjoyed playing basketball. The love of basketball continued as he enjoyed watching the Belmont girls, coached by his nephew, Chris Higginbottom. He installed floor covering for many years and then retired from Tiffin Motor Homes after 14 years.  Jimmy was a member of Pleasant Site Church of Christ until services were no longer held there and then was a member of Second Street Church of Christ.  He enjoyed hunting and fishing and was a member of the Bama Bass Club where he was named Angler of the Year in 1986, 1988, 1992 and 1994. He loved spending time with his family especially his three grandchildren. He enjoyed carrying them fishing, riding his four-wheeler, watching them play sports and was thrilled when Jacob, at age ten, killed his first deer, an eight point, last year. After his retirement, he enjoyed his days working in his yard, watching the deer, the birds and the squirrels.  He will be missed by all his family and friends.

Funeral services will be Friday, September 9, 2 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel, Red Bay, AL with Bro. Chris Higginbottom officiating.  Burial will be in Pleasant Site Cemetery.  Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.

He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Jan Higginbottom; two children, Jeffrey Higginbottom (LaSha) and Janine Dunlap (Justin); three grandchildren, Stella and Millie Higginbottom and Jacob Dunlap; his sister, JoAnn Johnson; sister-in-law, Reggie Higginbottom; six nephews, Jason Higginbottom (Jennifer), Chris Higginbottom (Ashley), Terry Johnson, Jason Winchester (Joy), Bradley Winchester and Jonathan Winchester (Heather); one niece, Lisa Holland (Jamie); brother-in-law, Larry Winchester (Linda); his aunt, Maxine Cooper; several great-nieces, great-nephews, cousins and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Johnny Higginbottom; his father-in-law, Fred Winchester; mother-in-law, Rachel Winchester and a brother-in-law, Dwight Johnson.

Pallbearers will be Terry Johnson, Jason Higginbottom, Chandler Higginbottom, Larry Winchester and Jamie Holland.

Visitation will be Thursday, September 8, 6-9 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Pleasant Site Cemetery Fund, c/o Dale Hester, 20697 Highway 23, Red Bay, AL 35582.

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