Clyde L. Higginbotham, age 87, of Cygnet, Ohio and formerly of Edgerton, Ohio, died at 10:34 P.M. on Tuesday, December 20, 2016, at Bridge Hospice in Bowling Green. Mr. Higginbotham was a farmer and truck driver. He was a 40 year member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Bryan and attended St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in Bowling Green. Clyde enjoyed fishing, time on his air boat, playing cards, old cars, spending time with his dogs and telling stories and jokes.
Clyde Higginbotham was born July 19, 1929, in Hicksville, Ohio, the son of Marion and Violet (Deck) Higginbotham. He married Lois Blair on September 30, 1951 and she preceded him in death on April 7, 1991. He then married Janice Knisel on February 22, 1992 and she survives.
He is also survived by his sons, Duane (Cindy) Higginbotham, of Newark, Ohio and David Higginbotham, of Edgerton; daughters, Marilyn (Lee) Opdycke, of Fayette, Marcia (Chris) George, of Rossford, Marlene (Chris) North, of Cygnet and Myra Purkey, of Evergreen, Colorado; twelve grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and sister, Leah (Glenn) Davis, of Liberty Center. He was preceded in death by his parents; first wife, Lois and sisters, M. Juanita Deck and Mary Lou Smith.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, December 23, 2016, at 3:00 P.M. in the Krill Funeral Home, 114 East Hull Street, Edgerton, Ohio with visitation from 1:00-3:00 P.M. prior to the service. Interment will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery, Edgerton, Ohio.
Memorials may be given to Bridge Hospice, 1069 Klotz Road, Bowling Green, Ohio 43402.