Mr. Gary James Higginbotham, 74, of D'Iberville, died Thursday, January 3, 2019.
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Mr. Higginbotham was a devout catholic. He attended Christ the King Catholic Church in Latimer where he was a member of the Knights of Columbus. He attended Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College and later The University of Southern Mississippi. He received the Spirit of the Gulf Coast Award from MCGGG in 2006. He worked at Ingalls Shipbuilding where he retired as a Marine Design Engineer. Mr. Higginbotham also served as a baseball historian for the Biloxi Shuckers Club.
He is preceded in death by his parents, James J. and Thelma Marie (Blanchard) Higginbotham.
Survivors include his siblings, Carroll (Mary Katherine) Higginbotham, John W. Higginbotham, Eugene P. (Ila Ann) Higginbotham, and Mary Grace (John) Watts; nieces and nephews, Kathy Dorsey, Kevin Higginbotham, Angel Klobe, Justin Klobe, and Ila Marie Stuart, and a host of great nieces and nephews.
The Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 12 noon on Thursday, January 10, 2018 at Christ the King Catholic Church in Latimer. The family will receive friends from 11- 12 pm prior to the service. Entombment will follow in Biloxi City Cemetery.
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