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6631 Washington Avenue
Ocean Springs, MS 39564
Phone: (228) 872-3637
Fax: (228) 872-3638
Gary Higginbotham

Gary James Higginbotham

Tuesday November 28, 1944 - Thursday January 3, 2019
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Mr. Gary James Higginbotham, 74, of D'Iberville, died Thursday, January 3, 2019.

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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  • Visitation

    Thursday January 10, 2019 | 11:00am - 12:00pm
    Thursday January 10, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
    Christ the King Catholic Church
    10601 Daisy Vestry Road
    Vancleave, Mississippi 39565
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  • Mass of Christian Burial

    Thursday January 10, 2019 | 12:00pm
    Thursday January 10, 2019 12:00pm
    Christ the King Catholic Church
    10601 Daisy Vestry Road
    Vancleave, Mississippi 39565
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    Father Adam Urbaniak
  • Interment

    Thursday January 10, 2019 | 1:10pm
    Thursday January 10, 2019 1:10pm
    Biloxi City Cemetery
    Highway 90
    Biloxi, Mississippi 39530
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Posted at 08:43am
Dear the Higginbotham family, I am Gary's friend in California and had sent a letter since I had not heard from him for some time. My condolences on your loss of your brother. He was a good friend and an outstanding researcher in baseball and football. I will have many fond memories of our visits and letters. We have lost a great person and he cannot be replaced. Harry Carson Frye

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