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Tex Higginbotham
  • 15 years old
  • Date of birth: Oct 10, 1998
  • Date of passing: Jan 29, 2014
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This memorial website was created in memory of our treasured, amazing son, Tex Higginbotham, 15, born on October 10, 1998 and passed away on January 29, 2014. So many people loved Tex and loved the people he loved. We welcome any tributes, funny stories, photos or videos that remind us what an amazing guy he was.

Donations can be made in memory of Tex in two ways.

To help support his family in on-going care, contributions can be made to The Higginbotham Family Fund, care of BSA82, P.O. Box 12596, Dallas, TX 75225.

Tex supported establishing water wells for villages in developing countries; tax-deductible gifts may be made to support the establishment of additional wells and assisting students with learning differences (like Tex) through the Tex Higginbotham Fund at the Dallas Foundation (dallasfoundation.org.)

If you would like to see Tex's memorial service, please visit pcpc.org/tex-higginbotham. 


Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Laurie Kidder on 12th March 2014

"Dear Lucy and family, I was so deeply saddened by the loss of your son. Bobby joins me with extending our deepest sympathies and condolences to you and your family. All our love,
Laurie and Bob Kidder"

This tribute was added by sarah graham on 2nd March 2014

"Kyle put this on Facebook the Sunday evening our family returned from your ranch…

My 13 year old, Mason, put "pop its" between the toilet seat and toilet rim tonight ... Sarah Gross Graham was the first to use the "boopy trapped" toilet ... Great laugh at our house tonight!

Last night, after the service, I asked Mason about the prank.  I don't even know what prompted me to think back to one the the most hilarious events in our home.  Mason is not much of a prankster so I had a suspicion.  He said, "Yeah, Mom, Tex told me it is really fun to put pop-its under things and make them go off."  

We are ever so grateful for the time at the ranch with your beautiful family.  A few remembrances…
-Garrett woke Tex every hour as to not miss the hunt and Tex graciously told him to go back to sleep
-Tex generously and sacrificially served our family all weekend- never asking to go first or at all (from cooking dinner, to fetching gear, or sharing stories of times at the ranch)
-Tex taught the boys to quack a dead duck- Reed and Wags haven't stopped talking about this

We are so grateful for the time we were able to know your son on the sports field, through Mason's eyes, and at the ranch.  And if you knew Tex, you loved Tex.  
I am so grateful Mason was able to look up to with admiration a boy so full of the love of Christ.  That is my gift.  
Love- Sarah and Kyle Graham"

This tribute was added by Marie Dixon on 13th February 2014

"All I'm gonna say is that, while staying at the Higginbotham home in December, the guys were on a hunting trip, so Tex kindly left his bed to me. I can now claim that I slept in the "sexiest man alive's" bed for one night! I'm praying for y'all and love you!"

This tribute was added by Laura Mountjoy on 11th February 2014

"No matter how old Tex was, I always remember him the year that Anne was an Explorer and Covenant met at the little Baptist church on Bodecker. I see Tex coming to school in his pajamas and soooooo badly wanting to walk into the classroom with Anne....and then kissing her goodbye. Sweet, sweet little brother!!"

This tribute was added by Cathy Blackmon on 11th February 2014

"Our favorite family "Tex" moment was when the Stanley Cup, won by the Dallas Stars, came to visit Covenant and it became Tex's crib!!  How many other kids got to use the Stanley Cup for a crib!! Only Tex, the one and only.  Love you all dearly, The Blackmon clan."

This tribute was added by Katherine Dittmar on 6th February 2014

"Darling Higgys all, you know how I love you, so I wanted to leave a message for our boy:
Tex, I too have had those crushing moments of terror and sheer panic. No judgment here, lovey. Now you're a golden guy!  Rock on, bud!  See you on down the road..."

This tribute was added by Cynthia Gammill on 6th February 2014

"Dear Lucy (Bobby and family)

Psalm 116:15 “Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints.”

I was Tex’s 5 year old BSF children leader back in 2003-2004.  I was so sad to hear the news of his death.  I wanted to share some of the things I remember about Tex while in my class.

I remember Tex coming to BSF every Wednesday morning with his cowboy boots on.  It did not matter if he had shorts or pants on that day – he was proud to wear his cowboy boots!!!!

One day we chose Tex to be our snack time helper. As snack helper he would place a napkin in front of each child.  After snack was over, he took around the trash bag for each child to dispose of their empty cup and napkin.  We had one little girl who every week, would take a huge gulp of her apple juice then slam the cup down on the table.  It never failed, the cup would tip over and juice would go everywhere.  Christy Burr (my BSF Children co-leader that year) and I would grab towels to start wiping up the juice.  But this day, Tex went above the call of duty. He got under the table with a towel and start cleaning the floor.  He just wanted to help his friend and teachers.

Then there was the story of Elijah and the Prophets of Baal on Mount Carmel. The Prophets of Baal had challenged Elijah to prove that God was stronger and more mighty than the (pretend) gods they worshipped.   Both built a table (altar) and placed “meat” (easier term for sacrifice for children) on top.  But Elijah took an extra step than the Prophets of Baal.  He dug a trench around the altar and filled it with water.  The Prophets of Baal went first. They called on their gods for hours and hours ---nothing happened.  Tex yawned in boredom, probably just like Elijah did as he waited for his turn.  Now it was Elijah’s turn. You could see Tex lean in. His eyes were getting bigger and bigger as he heard Elijah call on God and immediately fire came down from heaven. It consume the altar with the meat on it and then all the water. God had proven to the Prophets of Baal that He was stronger and mightier than their pretend gods.  Of course when it came to answer story questions, he got the one that said “Who sent fire down from heaven?”  He responded in his vivacious voice – “God.  He won the fight.”  Later on the playground he would pretend to call fire down from heaven and “duel” with the other boys as they chased each other.

At the end of that year, Tex gave me Cotton Blossom body lotion to say Thank you for teaching him.  You had shared with Christy and I that Tex accepted Christ that year.  I am so thankful that you brought Tex and the girls to BSF for all those years.  The seed planted by you, your husband, his Sunday School teachers and BSF Children Leaders fell on good soil and bore much fruit for the Lord during his short time on earth.  

Psalm 34:18 “The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.”
His service was amazing!!!!!  I marveled how the Lord gave you the words, stories to tell and sharing the gospel with unshakable conviction.  Rev. Mark Davis (who I had his son, Cayden, also in BSF Children) did an outstanding job answering the questions of the existence of evil using Genesis 3 and ending with Isaiah 61:10 – Christ’s robe of righteousness covers all our sin.  Thank you for sharing your joy and grief with all of us.  

Psalm 30: 5B “….weeping may remain for a night, but rejoicing comes in the morning.”
As I prayed for Tex and his classmates every week, I will commit to pray for you and your family every week for the next year as well as the recipients of his organs.  They will have “an infection of the Holy Spirit” to draw them into relationship with the Lord Jesus for all eternity.  I look forward to seeing Tex in heaven!!!!!!

With Christ's love and mine,

Miss. Gammill (Cynthia)
Tex's 5 yr old BSF Children Leader"

This tribute was added by Baker Family on 5th February 2014

"We are thinking and praying for your family and will continue to keep you in our prayers in the coming weeks and months.   The message in the service was outstanding and I'm sure will continue to touch many families."

This tribute was added by Charlie Bernet on 5th February 2014


I’m saddened to hear about the loss of your son, Tex. I was so blessed to have known him, and had the privilege of hanging out with him during my time in Boy Scouts. He was always so happy and the love that you two shared was indisputable. It makes me smile and cry tears of joy knowing that he is now walking with God through the streets of heaven. During these hard times, you must stay strong and keep faith in the Lord, He has a plan for each and everyone of us. I want you to know that I’m hear for you and your family, just as you were for me when I lost a friend. The Bible explains that "If we live, we live to the Lord; and if we die, we die to the Lord. So, whether we live or die, we belong to the Lord.” I love you Bobby, and my thoughts and prayers are out to you and your family."

This tribute was added by Walter Harvey on 5th February 2014

"The light upon a hill cannot be hidden. The Higginbotham family has been and continues to be a light to so many. I am deeply sorry for your loss."

This tribute was added by Frank Thomas on 4th February 2014

"Dear Higginbotham Family,
I wanted to say how good of a friend Tex was to me. We always talked and hung out together before the troop meetings and we always laughed and hung out together. He always had a smile on his face and would always come and want to talk to me and be my friend. I really considered Tex as a friend and he will be sincerely missed. I know he is with God. Thank you for letting him be a part of my life."

This tribute was added by Robert Farrow on 4th February 2014

"Higginbotham family,
I just want to say how great of an impact your son had on my life.  He was always smiling and even when he did not want to do something, he did it anyway with a smile on his face.  I have so many memories with Tex while spending time with him on the 2013 National Jamboree.  Whether it be hunting down the thief or running up to the zipline at the last minute olny to find out they were closed at which point we got ice cream.  He was a outstanding man of God and will never be forgotten.  Thank you so much for sharing him with the troop 82 family, he was a great freind, scout, and helper.  We will miss him dearly.  He was a great friend and he is looking down on us right now praising God (wearing a cowboy hat and boots).  You all are in my prayers.
-Robert Farrow"

This tribute was added by Elizabeth Buchanan on 4th February 2014

"The service was lovely.  I hope it brought you some peace.  Thinking of you tonight.  You will remain in our thoughts and prayers in the coming days.
Elizabeth, Bob & Graham Buchanan"

This tribute was added by Elizabeth Perdue on 4th February 2014

"Love and Comfort.........from Lizbug"

This tribute was added by Ronda Delafield on 4th February 2014

"Bob, Lucy, girls and Jane, we are so sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers always.
Bill and Ronda"

This tribute was added by lori haughton on 4th February 2014

"I have this great memory of young Tex zooming up and down the halls on his big wheel while Lucy worked on the Covenant School bulletin boards and then later in junior high Tex flinging his big ol' football shoulder pads on to the deck at school just as I walked by, thinking wow, when did he get so big!  May the Lord Bless you and Keep you during this especially difficult time.  Love you dear Higgs!"

This tribute was added by Dr. Gary & Jane Holmgren on 4th February 2014

"We hold you all in our thoughts and prayers for you Bob and Lucy, the girls and beloved Jane.  John 3:16"

This tribute was added by lynda piepgras on 4th February 2014

"Just wanted to say I so appreciated your speaking to the parents and scouts last night.  Recently after a friends husband passed she wanted to speak at his service everyone kept saying how can you? She simply replied -how can I not?  She did it out of love and to honor him. You did a great thing for us and you honored Tex  by opening up to the scouts. May you both always feel the love and support  of  your Troop 82 family."

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