Ronnie P. “Higgy” Higginbotham, 61, of Seymour, passed away at home Sunday, May 3, 2015.
Ronnie was born December 12, 1953, in Noblesville, Indiana, to the late Odas Higginbotham Sr., and Jackie Jean Wilson Higginbotham, who survives in Seymour, Indiana. He was formerly married to Judy Brown.
Ronnie started out working as a mechanic at Puck’s and then went to work for Texas Eastern. He eventually ended up at AK Steel Company in Walesboro, Indiana, where he had worked the last 18 years. He was a member of ABATE of Indiana for 38 years, as well as The Alley Church, Fraternal Order of Eagles, Sons of the VFW, Sons of the American Legion and American Legion Riders.
Ronnie enjoyed portraying Santa Claus at Lutheran Community Home. He was known as a fix-it man who in his spare time enjoyed fishing and camping and riding his Harleys.
Ronnie is survived by one brother, Odas (Phyllis) Higginbotham Jr., and three sisters, Bonnie (Bud) Daab, Connie (Tony) Bolte, and Stella Higginbotham. He is also survived by his nieces, Amy (Murl) Robinson, Tina Bolte, JeanAnn (Shawn) Thomas and Nicole Higginbotham; a nephew, Craig (Dawn) Bolte; as well as several great-nieces and nephews, Tristan Robinson, Cooper Robinson, Anthony Bolte, Brooklyn Bolte and Blazdin Higginbotham.
He was preceded in death by his father.
Funeral services will be held at Voss Chapel on Saturday, May 9, 2015, at 10:30 a.m. with Brother Rick Wilson officiating.
Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, May 8, 2015, and from 9:30 a.m. until service time Saturday.
After the Funeral service, “Higgy” will be transported by a Harley-Davidson Hearse, to Oaklawn Memorial Cemetery, 9700 Allisonville Road, Indianapolis, for a chapel service at 1:30 p.m.
Memorial checks may be written to the American Heart Association, ABATE of Indiana or the VFW.
A complete obituary can be viewed on the funeral home Website at www.vossfuneralservice.com.