Charles Higginbotham, 67, of Evansville, peacefully slipped into eternity on Thursday, Feb.
26, 2009 at DeaconessHospital.
Charles was born to the late Vertis and Bernice
(Curry) Higginbotham in Owensville.
He grew up in Orlando, Fla. and was a graduate of BooneHigh School in 1959. He graduated from JonesCollege in 1964 and went into the Army for three years. He
returned to Jacksonville, Fla. and became a dress buyer for May Co.
Then he moved to WashingtonD.C. to be a buyer for Jelleffs
where he learned the basics of needlepoint during the recuperation from
surgery. He joined the staff at The Woolgatherer and after five years of
intensive study he became a master knitter and fiber authority and bought The
Woolgatherer. His sense of humor and deep study showed him a style of hand
knitting that was little known and little used.
He taught classes to countless students from around the world, in his home and
at the Smithsonian Institute in WashingtonD.C. in the continuing education program for 20 years. Following,
he moved to Sarasota, Fla. and worked at Eye of the Needle, always with a laugh.
Survivors include sister, Mary Ann Wade of Princeton; several nieces, nephews; great nieces and nephews; very special great
nephew and niece, Xander and Shiloh Burkett and Embree Wade.
Charles was preceded in death by his parents, Vertis
and Bernice (Curry) Higginbotham; sister, Venola
Scott; and brother, Kenneth Wayne Higginbotham.
A memorial service will be at Saturday,
March 7, 2009 at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 301 S.E. First St., Evansville.