Jesse L. Higginbotham, 85, of Sherrodsville passed away on Saturday, January 21, 2017 at the Community Hospice Truman House.
Born on February 12, 1931 in Printer, West Virginia, he was the son of the late Jesse and Hazel (Copley) Higginbotham. He honorably served our country in the United States Air Force during the Korean War.
Jesse retired from Coshocton County Drug and Alcoholic Council after 20 years. Following his retirement, he worked for LAPP in Newark, Ohio.
On December 16, 2000, he married Louise “Joy” DeLancey, who is from Columbia, SC. He was preceded in death by his former wife; M. Jane Higginbotham; brother, James Wall; and two sisters, Betty McCallister and Wanda Burdette.
He will be sadly missed by his wife, Joy; three children, Robert (Linda) Higginbotham of Florida, Michael Higginbotham of Newark, James Higginbotham of Sherrodsville; two sisters, Mary Holley of Dublin, Dee Longshore of Dayton; his brother, Elmer Qualls of Columbus; along with six grandchildren, Joshua, William, Robert, Carolyn, Jessica, and Abigail.
A celebration of Jesse’s life will be held at the Toland-Herzig Funeral Home & Crematory in Dover on Wednesday, January 25, 2017 at 2:00pm with Pastor Dr. Gene Keplinger officiating. Friends are invited to call at the funeral home on Wednesday from 1:00 until the service starts at 2:00. Immediately following the service, a meal will be served at the Toland-Herzig Monarch Center. A private burial will take place at Southlawn Cemetery in Coshocton. Those unable to attend, or who would like to share a fond memory of Jesse may do so by visiting the “obituaries & flowers” link on the funeral home’s website.
Memorial contributions can be made to the Community Hospice Truman House, 716 Commercial Ave SW, New Philadelphia, Ohio 44663.