Funeral services for Mr. Carl Higginbotham, Sr., 83, of Lake Arthur will be held on Sunday, September 5, 2021, at 2:00 p.m. at the Miguez Funeral Home Chapel in Lake Arthur. Burial will follow at St. Anthony Cemetery under the direction of Miguez Funeral Home.
Mr. Higginbotham passed away at his residence on the evening of September 3, 2021, surrounded by his family.
Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. on Sunday until the time of service at 2:00 p.m. A Rosary will be recited at 12:00 p.m.
Mr. Higginbotham was born on January 17, 1938, to Oscar and Maude Daigle Higginbotham in Opelousas, LA. He attended school in Port Barre and then began his career at a very young age. Mr. Higginbotham eventually traveled the country and the world as a superintendent in the Oil and Gas Industry constructing offshore platform jackets and production components. He was a very accomplished fabricator and carpenter that just loved working on projects. Post retirement he loved to help at the family restaurant and talk to all the customers on the dining room floor.
Mr. Higginbotham was a loving husband, father, and friend that was quick to offer help to anyone in need. He enjoyed hunting earlier in his life and being with his family, especially his three grandchildren. He never met a stranger and loved to have conversations with all.
Those left to cherish his memory are his loving wife of nearly 64 years, Patricia Higginbotham of Lake Arthur; one son, Carl Higginbotham, Jr. of Lake Arthur; and three grandchildren, Madison Marie Higginbotham, Cain Marcus Higginbotham, and Carter John Higginbotham all of Lake Arthur.
Preceding him in death were his daughter, Roberta “Robin” Higginbotham; parents, Oscar, and Maude Daigle Higginbotham; and his brother, Hubert Higginbotham.
Pallbearers will be Troy Guidry, Chad Guidry, Brian Boudreaux, David Bellard, Marcus Leonard, and Jonathan Gary.
Honorary pallbearers will be Lester Boudreaux, Cain Marcus Higginbotham, and Carter John Higginbotham.
The family request memorials be made to the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America.