Obituary of Eddie Shannon Higginbotham
Eddie S. Higginbotham passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, January 5th. He is preceded in death by his parents, Henry and Sylvia and brothers, Cecil and Carl. Eddie was an avid dog lover and is survived by his fifth boxer, Jazze. He is survived by his husband, Donald "Donnie" Deal; sister, Eloise Shelor; brother, William (Billy); sister in law, Lyn; special friends, Janet Moles and Aubrey Long; niece, Dana H. Tickel (Shaun); nephew, Robert Higginbotham; great niece, Sylvia H. Rupe (Trevor); great nephews, Julian and Ashton; and his great niece, Piper. Eddie was loved by many neighbors and friends.
Eddie served 6 years in the National Guard. He also worked at Heironimus, Sears, Roanoke City Planning, and then retired from Norfolk Southern, with 35 years of service.
In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations in his memory to Good Samaritan Hospice, Saint Francis Service Dogs, or Blue Ridge Boxer Rescue.
The family will receive friends on Friday, January 11th from 11am to 12pm at the Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens Mausoleum in Roanoke VA. The service will follow at 12pm. Arrangements made by Simpson Funeral Home, 540-366-0707.