Recent Stayton Obituaries





David L. Higginbotham
January 16, 1924 – January 12, 2011


Gates – David, 86, died Wednesday, January 12 in Gates. He was born to Riley Morris & Mary Esther (Price) Higginbotham in Owensville, IN., moved to Salem in 1961, to Detroit in 1964, to Stayton in 2000 and lived the last three years in Gates. David served in the US Navy during WWII. He retired from ODOT after 22 years from Detroit. David married Janice Smith on March 8, 1952 in Owensville, IN., she preceded him in death on January 11, 2008. He was a member of Maumee Baptist Church in Owensville, IN. David enjoyed gardening, woodworking, traveling and spending time with family and friends.

He is survived by children: Kathy (Gary “Zip”) Snyder of Detroit and Steve (Cindy) Higginbotham of Stayton; Sister: Lois Wade of Princeton, IN.;  Grandchildren: Coral & Aron Snyder and Nathaniel & Gabriel Higginbotham; and Great-grandchildren: Kaley Snyder and Aurora Cunningham. David was preceded in death by brother: Donald and sisters: Medrith, Irene and Versa.

Graveside services will be Saturday, January 15, 2011 at 11:00 am at Lone Oak Cemetery in Stayton. Contributions may be made to Santiam Memorial Hospital, 1401 North 10th Avenue, Stayton, OR  97383. Serving the family, North Santiam Funeral Service, Stayton.



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