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1959 John 2021

John T. Higginbotham Jr.

April 29, 1959 — September 16, 2021

John T. Higginbotham, Jr., age 62, of Laddonia, MO passed away at 5:15 am Thursday, September 16, 2021, at the Hannibal Regional Hospital in Hannibal, MO.

Visitation celebrating John's life will be held at 5:00 pm until 6:00 pm Friday, September 24, 2021 at the Waters Funeral Home.

Cremation arrangements are under the direction of the Waters Funeral Home of Vandalia.

John was born on April 29, 1959, in Clarksville, Missouri the son of John T. Higginbotham, Sr. and Leonia Manahan.

Survivors included his Fiancé, Elizabeth Hancock of Laddonia, MO; Two Daughters, Julie Widebrook of Troy, MO and Amanda Victoria Higginbotham of Laddonia, MO; Son, John T. Higginbotham, III., of Marion, IL; and other loved family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his Father, John T. Higginbotham, Sr. and Mother, Leonia Manahan.

John enjoyed tinkering with things and doing carpentry work, tattooing and Harley Davidson motorcycles. His passion in life was his family, friends and daughter, Amanda. He loved spending time with Amanda and her friend TT May (Katrina D).

Memorial contributions may be made to Waters Funeral Home to assist the family with funeral expenses. Contributions may be mailed to P.O. Box 84, Vandalia, MO 63382 or made using the link below,

Online condolences may be made to the family on John's memorial page at

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