H.W. “Bud” Higginbotham, 82 of Bridge City passed away Thursday, August 7, 2008 in Houston.

Funeral services were held at 10 a.m., Monday, August 11, at St. Henry Catholic Church in Bridge City.

Burial followed at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens.

Visitation was held at 5 p.m. on Sunday, August 10, with a Rosary at 6 p.m. at Claybar Funeral Home in Bridge City.

Bud was born on November 2, 1925, in Orangefield.  He was the son of Joseph Walford Higginbotham and Naomi East Miller.

He is preceded in death by his daughter-in-law, Kelly Higginbotham; sisters, Nelry Mae Prince and Ester Delores Keith; and brother, Norwood Higginbotham.

Survivors include his wife, Mildred Higginbotham; son, John Higginbotham of Vidor; daughters, Laura Higginbotham of Vidor and La Donna Hollier of Bridge City; seven grandchildren; numerous great and great-great grandchildren; and sister, Judith Ann Davis.

Serving as pallbearers were Ken Townsend, Bobby Howard, Mike Cormier, Mike Keith, Dan Keith, Robert Keith and Tom Priddy.