Ralph Charles Higginbotham, 78, of Palatka, passed from this life peacefully on Sunday, December 25, 2017 at Palatka Health Care and Rehabilitation Center. Born in Jacksonville, Florida, he has resided in Palatka for 37 years. A plumber by trade, Ralph loved the water, was a skilled bowler and loved his family very much. He was a member of the Loyal Order of the Moose Lodge #184 and was of the Baptist faith.
Ralph is survived by his wife of 52 years, Ora Fay Higginbotham; 2 daughters, Angela Renee Burney (Ardell) of Palatka, and Teresa Renee Stroger (Fiance’ Chris) of Palatka; and 6 grandchildren, Byron Burney, Ashley Burney, Courtney Stroger, Dylan Stroger, Melissa Barnhill and Mitchell Burney; 3 great-grandchildren, Mackenzey Burney, Corbin Burney and Sophia Burney.
Service will be at 2 P.M. on Friday, December 29, 2017 at Johnson-Overturf Funeral Home in Palatka with Bro. Mike Stanley officiating. Burial will follow at Bostwick Cemetery.
Special thanks to Caregiver Tot McKinney at Palatka Health Care and Rehabilitation Center.
Memories and condolences may be expressed to the family at Charles’s Book of Memories page at www.Johnson-Overturffunerals.com.
Arrangements are entrusted to Johnson-Overturf Funeral Home in Palatka.