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Robert Higginbotham

July 8, 2013
The Intelligencer / Wheeling News-Register

HIGGINBOTHAM, Robert Glen, 91, of Indian Creek Road, Jacksonburg, WV, departed this life Saturday, July 6, 2013 at his home.

He was born September 16, 1921 in Wetzel County, a son of the late William and Blanche Lemasters Higginbotham.

Glen, upon graduating high school, went on to Salem College where he was also a graduate. He was a United States Marine Veteran, having served in WW II. He was a retired employee of PPG Industries, Natrium, WV. Glen was a member of Victory United Methodist Church.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by two brothers; Orville and Melvin Higginbotham; four sisters, Edna Williams, Erma Rose Leek and infant twins, Sharon and Karen Higginbotham.

Glen is survived by his wife of 66 years and eight months, Mabel Straight Higginbotham; a son, Robert G. Higginbotham, Jr. and his wife, Sara Jo Anne, Colliers, WV; two daughters, Shelby Warner and her husband, Roger, Reader, WV, and Jan Pavlic, Hannibal, OH; grandchildren, Christopher Boggs, Jenni Correll and husband, Jeff, Rob Higginbotham, Kimberly Baughman and husband, Andy, Stephanie Anderson and husband, Rodney, Connie Parker and husband, Alan, and Bobby Lemasters and wife, Dawn; great-grandchildren, Hayley, Chase, Carter, Kaitlyn, Grayson, Emma, Aivree, Alan Jr. and Garrett; Dan, as a special care giver, from the VA; and good neighbor, Brian Tustin.

Friends will be received Tuesday 2-8 p.m. at Furbee Funeral Home, Route 18, Tyler. Funeral service Wednesday 1 p.m. at Victory United Methodist. Interment to follow in Victory Cemetery.

Military rites will be provided by VFW Post 6327, Sistersville; VFW Post 4634, New Martinsville; American Legion Post 67, Sistersville; American Legion Post 86, Paden City; and American Legion Post 28, New Martinsville.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Journey Hospice, 314 S. Wells St., Sistersville, WV 26175; or Wounded Warrior Project at

Expressions of sympathy may be offered to the family at

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