Peterson Funeral Chapel

     Eugene Carl Higginbotham, 92, of Mt. Vernon passed away Thursday, October 29, 2015 in the Missouri Veterans Home in Mt. Vernon.

     He was born to Carl and Thelma Higginbotham on October 14, 1923 in Lonoke, AR. He was a U.S. Navy Veteran and a retired educator.

     Survivors include 1 son, Steve Higginbotham of Mt. Vernon; 2 daughters, Debbie Thompson of Mt. Vernon and Jenny Smith of Mt. Vernon; 7 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren.

     He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Lou; 1 son, Mark Higginbotham; 5 brothers and 1 sister.

     Graveside services will be held Monday, November 2 at 2:00 p.m. in the Fayetteville National Cemetery in Fayetteville, AR. under the care of Peterson Funeral Chapel.

     Visitation will be held Monday from 10-11 a.m. in the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association in care of the funeral home.