Carl Higginbotham, Sr.

January 17, 1938 ~ September 2, 2021

Lake Arthur

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.



Burial: Sunday, September 5, 2021
2:45 pm - 12:00 am

St. Anthony Cemetery

Funeral Service: Sunday, September 5, 2021
2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Miguez Funeral Home - Lake Arthur

Visitation: Sunday, September 5, 2021
10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Miguez Funeral Home - Lake Arthur

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  1. I have many fond memories of Uncle Carl. A kind man with many interest who enjoyed conversing on many topics. A man who looked quite handsome in a western cut suit made by Aunt Pat. Uncle Carl enjoyed cooking for us on our visits, although it could have a bit too much Cajun fire for us Yankees 😊. Many fond memories….my deepest sympathies to Aunt Pat, Vernon and the rest of Uncle Carl’s loved ones. ❤️

  2. Miss Pat, Vernon and family, I am so sorry for your loss. The world is definitely a smaller place without that, sweet, generous and kind Mr. Carl in it. At least he has been reunited with Bert. May he rest in eternal peace. God bless your family during this difficult time. I am thinking of you and praying for your solace and peace. Love always, Patrice.

  3. Pat and Carl:
    So sorry for your loss. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers.
    I still remember going to an antique auction with my friend, Judy and it was a flop and we met up with Carl and he said
    he was going to go on to one in Orange. I did not want to
    drive so he graciously let us go with him. We talked antiques all the way there and back and many times in
    Nott's. Missed y'all when it closed.


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