Richard Evan “Dick” Higbee, born Nov. 25, 1932, to Evan Scott and Helen Thompson Higbee, passed away at home on August 14, 2019 Preceded in death by his parents and his sisters, Lucia Higbee Cummings and Doris Higbee Allegri, he lived his entire life on the land he farmed in Belforest, leaving only for the two years he served in the United States Army.
Dick is survived by his wife of 66 years, Rita Burnett Higbee and children Linda Smith (Bobby), Patricia Hawthorne (George) and Richard Scott Higbee. His grandchildren are Richard Skinner Smith (Page), Catherine Smith Cauthen (Carey), Jennie Hawthorne Nelson (Noah), Frankford, KY, and Margaret Lee Hawthorne, San Francisco, CA. He leaves five great-grandchildren: Hollins Higbee, Skinner, Redford and Sterling Smith, and Jane Collins Cauthen. He is also survived by his niece Judy Roberds (George) and many other relatives and friends from a long and full life. He was an active member and served as president of the Alabama Pecan Growers Association, and he was a long time member of Alabama Cattlemen’s Association.
A graveside service will be held Sunday, October 6, at 4:00 pm at the Belforest Cemetery at 10687 Belforest Cemetery Road. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Belforest Cemetery Association, 11244 Garrett Road, Daphne 36526 or Caring Ministries of Fairhope United Methodist Church, 155 S. Section Street, Fairhope 36532. Expression of condolence may be offered at www.hughesfh.com. Arrangements by Hughes Funeral Home, 7951 American Way, Daphne, AL.