Ronald "Ronnie" Jean Higginbotham

July 16, 1957 ~ January 29, 2023

Ronald Jean Higginbotham passed from this life into the arms of our Lord Jesus on Sunday, January 29, 2023, at the age of 65.

He was a native of Lake Charles, graduating from LaGrange High School, Class of 1976.  He worked for many years in the oilfield industry, eventually retiring from Precision Tools and Machinery.

Ronnie was an avid golfer.  He loved getting together with all of his golfing buddies and playing every chance he got.  The highlight of his years of golf was when he attended the 1999 Masters in Augusta, GA.  Another hobby of his was playing the accordion, and although he was not a professional musician, he played well enough to win Second Place in an amateur Cajun accordion contest in 2005.

He is survived by two children, Amanda Kaye Higginbotham and Tomi Gayle Moran; five grandchildren, Nathan, Camille, Caitlyn, Faith and Tyler; brother, Bernard Higginbotham; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his son, Jason Aaron Higginbotham; parents, Amelca (Mack) and Beatrice Young Higginbotham; brothers, Darrell, Gerald, and Ferlin Higginbotham; and sister, Patty Ann Higginbotham Mazu.

His funeral service will be held at 2:00 PM on Friday, February 3, 2023 at Johnson Funeral Home of Lake Charles.  Father Wayne LeBleu will officiate.  Burial will follow in Highland Memory Gardens.  Visitation will be on Friday from 10:00 AM until the start of the service.

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