Mr. Gibbs Hightower II, 95, of Huntsville passed away April 3, 2010, in Walker County. He was born Jan. 6, 1915, in Walker County.

Viewing will be held today at Williams and Sons Funeral Home from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Funeral services will be held Saturday, April 10, 2010, at 11 a.m. at First United Methodist Church, 1016 Sam Houston Ave., with elder Timothy O’Bryant presiding. Burial will follow in the Hightower Cemetery.

John R. Hightower, David Hightower, Gibbs Hightower IV, Leotis Holcomb Jr., George A. York, Eric Fance, Willie S. Hightower and Elliott Harris will serve as pallbearers.

Mr. Hightower was a member of Bethel A.M.E. Church and Fidelity Lodge 221 (PHA). He retired from Sam Houston State University after 32 years.

Mr. Hightower is survived by five sons, Otis Hightower, Anthony Hightower and Willie Hightower, all of Huntsville, Gibbs Hightower III of Arcola, and Ronald Gene Hightower of Las Vegas, Nev.; three daughters, Shirley Hightower of Houston, and LaDeanna Holcomb and Adrian Hightower, both of Huntsville; one brother, Ralph Hightower Sr. of Huntsville; one sister, Mary Harrison of Dickinson; 20 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.


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