Matthew Cannon Higginbotham, age 54, passed away on Friday, July 27, 2018 at The Warner Center for Caring in Fernandina Beach, FL after a lengthy battle with cancer.
Matt grew up in Macon, Georgia, the youngest of five. After moving to Florida, he began his 30-year career as a commercial diver traveling the world. Matt was an avid fisherman & outdoorsman enjoying all that beach life has to offer.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Herman & Kay Higginbotham, his sister Mary, and brother Mike. At the time of his death Matt was surrounded by family & friends.
He is survived by his children Zachary & Madison Higginbotham; sisters, Martha Sorenson (Randy) & Patty Blythe (Tom); nieces and nephews, Kristy Bland (Reid), Laura Miller, Katie Lynn, Jacob Higginbotham and Thomas Blythe.
Please join us in celebrating his life on Saturday, August 4, 2018. Mass will begin at 10:30 am at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Fernandina Beach followed by a beach send off at his home.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in his name to Community Hospice Jane and Bill Warner Center for Caring in Fernandina Beach, FL.