Timothy Earl Higginbotham
August 20, 1969 - March 30, 2015
Timothy Earl Higginbotham was born in Trenton, Michigan on August 20, 1969. He was the son of Sarah (Carey) Jones and attended Monroe schools.
Timothy married the former Diana C. Rigley on March 3, 2011 in Toledo, Ohio. Timothy was a hard worker and for more than thirty years, he supported his family as a self-employed roofer. As a very talented tattoo artist, he shared his creativity with many. To his friends he was known as “Tattoo Tim.”
Timothy was the greatest man his family ever had the pleasure of knowing. He was a wonderful, devoted and loving husband; a great father and cherished time spent with his grandchildren. Timothy had a huge heart and was willing to lend a helping hand to anyone in need. He was known to have never met a stranger and he was a great friend to all.
As an avid Harley Davison rider, Timothy appreciated his many outdoor adventures and was a vast supporter for “Bikers Against Child Abuse Organizations.”
Timothy, age 45, of Jackson, Michigan passed away peacefully at home on Monday, March 30, 2015. In addition to his parents, his passing was preceded by one son: Brian Thomas.
To cherish his memory, Timothy leaves his loving wife Diana; his step-father: Edward LaFountain of Florida; seven children: Scott Higginbotham of Tennessee, Samantha (Mike) Everett of Tennessee, Nicholas and Jacob Higginbotham of Monroe, Chanon Foley of Jackson, Miranda and Hunter Hill of Jackson; one brother: Tony Jones of Monroe; two sisters: Stacy (Kevin) Garner of Florida and Melissa Taylor of Tennessee; one step sister: Amber of Florida; and two grandchildren: Jonas Rogers and Adilynn Foley.
Friends may gather from 3:00pm until 8:00pm on Friday, April 3, 2015 at Merkle Funeral Service, 14567 South Monroe (734)241-7070. A Celebration of His Life will take place at 11:00am on Saturday April 4, 2015 also at Merkle’s with Pastor Mike Anthony of The House of Restoration officiating.
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