Jack H. Higginbotham
Jack H. Higginbotham
October 28, 1954 - May 16, 2018


Jack H. Higginbotham, 63, of Palatka passed away Wednesday, May 16, 2018 at North Florida Regional Hospital in Gainesville following a brief illness.

Jack was a native and life-long resident of Palatka. He was a Master Carpenter in the shipbuilding industry and his passion was woodworking and cabinetry. In his earlier years, he worked at the East Palatka Fruit Market where he was well known for his boiled peanuts and had also worked at Florida Furniture where he built cabinets and furniture. Later he was employed by Lurhs Mainship Corporation in St. Augustine where he built cabinets and then became manager of the stock room for over ten years. In addition, he managed Georgia Boys Fish Camp in Satsuma for over nine years.

Jack was a voracious reader and loved to listen to classic rock and roll and classic country music. He had a green thumb and enjoyed gardening and working around the house. He loved his dogs Oscar, Violet, and Genevieve, and especially loved his grandchildren. He was well known for his cutting wit, humor, and sarcasm and he never met a stranger.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Lucian and Cora Higginbotham; and seven brothers, Thomas, Richard, Clayton, Sam, Ralph, Spencer, and Julian Higginbotham.

Surviving are two sons and daughter-in-law, Eli and Jemma Higginbotham of Palatka and Caleb Higginbotham of San Mateo; a daughter, Megan Higginbotham-Martinez of San Mateo; a brother and sister-in-law, Jimmy and Roxy Higginbotham of Gainesville, GA; three grandchildren, Atticus Higginbotham, Amelia Martinez, and Beatrix Higginbotham; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Memorial Services will be 5:00 p.m. Friday, May 25, 2018 at Masters Funeral Home in Palatka with Pastor Jason Sharp officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.

Messages of encouragement or sympathy may be expressed in his online guestbook at www.themastersfuneralhomes.com.

Masters Funeral Home of Palatka is in charge of arrangements.

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