Bobby Ray Higginbotham

January 28, 1937February 25, 2018

Bobby Ray Higginbotham, 81, of Tieton, passed away February 25, 2018.

Bobby was born in Louisiana to John Henry and Ora Higginbotham on January 28, 1937. He worked as an apple orchardist in the Tieton area for 45+ years. He had a knack for details and could tell you what year each tree had been planted. He enjoyed watching all the Highland Scotties basketball games and was often found in the stands in the same seats year after year, season after season. He was a hard worker and quit school at an early age to provide for his brothers and sisters. His entire family and friends would agree that Bobby was always a very hard working, loyal and incredibly generous person. He enjoyed spending time with his large and loving family but he had a special place in his heart for his grand-kids: Natalie, Hannah, Joe and Sam.

Bobby is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Elsie Higginbotham, his daughter Pam Clark, daughter Terrie Walters, and too many more relatives to list on only one page.

Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, March 3, 2018 at Langevin El Paraiso Funeral Home. To share a memory of Bobby visit


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Norm English

March 4, 2018

Still a bit of a shock for me. One of my best friends. I'm still going to look for your plow truck coming up my driveway when it snows. I love you Bobby. You were like a Dad to me. My very best to Elsie and family. You will never be forgotten ! Your friend , Norm.

Jason Maggard

March 3, 2018

Mr. Higginbotham - I have so many wonderful memories but honestly they can be pretty much summed up easily. When I saw you, you made me feel like I was the most important person in the room. And every time you lifted my spirits whether it was after a tough basketball game loss, or just stopping by the house to say hi. You impacted my life more than you know and I cherish that dearly.

Betty Griffith jaeger

February 28, 2018

My memory of Bobby and Elsie goes back to our youth, when we were Tieton kids. Bobby was one of the cutest guys and by his picture in Yakima herald this morning, he stay good lookin! My best to you and your family, Elsie. So sorry for your loss.
Betty Griffith Jaeger

Paul & Sally Graham

February 26, 2018

We are so sad to hear of Bob's passing. A kind man we loved to visit. We will certainly miss him. Sending our deepest sympathy and prayers to Elsie and family.