Robert Henry Higdon, Jr.
Published 9:45 am Wednesday, September 6, 2023
Robert Henry Higdon, Jr. died on Sunday, August 13, 2023, at his home in Bainbridge surrounded by his family. A graveside service will be held on Thursday, August 17, 2023, at 10:30 a.m. at the Higdon Family Cemetery on the Higdon farm in Calvary, GA with Rev. Stephen L. Webb officiating. The family will receive friends immediately following the service. Bobby was born on May 7, 1939, the son of Robert Henry Higdon and Stella Dekle Milton Higdon. He was a graduate of Bainbridge High School, Class of 1957 and attended Middle Georgia College and Florida State University. He then joined his father in business at the Royal Crown Bottling Company of Bainbridge, Inc. He also managed the family farm in Calvary, GA where the main crop was shade tobacco. He served six years in the Georgia National Guard and was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Bainbridge Rotary Club, and enjoyed golfing at Bainbridge Country Club. Bobby also enjoyed horseback riding and quail hunting. Most of all, he loved the people of Bainbridge, where he lived all of his life. He joined many of his friends for lunch at local restaurants where they shared the many stories of days gone by. Bobby is survived by his brother Joe (Deborah) Higdon of Bainbridge, GA; his sisters, Nell H. Scrantom (Bill) of Columbus, GA and Jane McLendon (Bobby) of Blakely, GA; his nephews, Walter Hudson, Frost Hudson, Rob McLendon, Joe Higdon, Jr., and Jim Higdon; his niece, Stella McLendon Smith; his great-nephews, Collier Robinson McLendon, Andrew Marshall Smith, and Ian Donovan McLendon; his great-nieces, Lillian Grace McLendon and Jane Anne Smith; and his loyal best friend, Clint Hilburn. Bobby’s family expresses appreciation to his many caregivers, Mittie Stubbs, Pam Jaye, Jennifer Hall, Ricky Cook, Tracy Johnson, Tameka Powell, and Gonzella Crawford for their wonderful care. The Higdon family has entrusted the arrangements to Ivey Funeral Home, 502 S. Scott Street, Bainbridge, GA 39819.