George Howard Higginbotham, 53, of Porter, formerly of Richland Springs, passed from this earthly life into the loving arms of his Savior Easter Sunday, April 16, 2017. Howard fought a long, strong battle with cancer and is now free from the pain and suffering.

Howard is survived by his devoted mother, Mary Eason and husband Ken; sisters, Debbie Maxcey of May, Karen Lapaglia of May; brothers, Larry Grant of Coleman and Jack Grant of Richland Springs; special niece, Elizabeth Miller of Baytown; and aunt, Beverly Cohn of Conroe, formerly of Richland Springs.

Howard was preceded in death by his father, George Higginbotham of Porter; grandmother, Mary Garner of Richland Springs; and his brother-in-law, Mack Maxcey of May.

Howard will be buried in the Kidd Cemetery in Porter. A private eulogy will be held at Richland Springs Cemetery at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 22, by Johnie Reeves, whom Howard dearly loved and respected. Howard's heart and spirit will always be at his home in Richland Springs on the MGM Ranch.