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,
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.