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Bob Hightower

May 25, 1929 — April 7, 2018

Mr. Bob F. Hightower went to be with the Lord on April 7, 2018 at his home with his loving wife and family by his side. He was 88 years old.
He was born to A. C. Hightower and Beulah Christina (Fisher) Hightower in Quay, Oklahoma on May 25, 1929. Growing up he worked beside his father on the farm and liked to leave the land better than he purchased it. He went to school at Fairfax and graduated from Fairfax High School in 1950.
He served in the army in the artillery from 1953 to 1955 being honorably discharged as Sergeant in September 1955. Bob and Ruth Ann (Fabian) Hightower were married on September 27, 1955. They lived in the Big Bend Area all their married life.
He worked as a part-time welder for Joe Howrey. Over the years, they raised chickens, sheep, hogs and mostly cattle. He planted cotton and other grains including wheat and milo. Bob harvested pecans since 2001. He always had a large vegetable garden.
Bob was a member of the Ralston Bible Church for several years, where he served on the church board. He also served on the Ralston School Board during the years his children were attending school. He was a member of the First Baptist Church, Ralston and retired at the age of 88 years old. Son, Joe and daughter-in-law, Amber still live on the farm where they continue farming.
Survivors include Ruth Ann of the home; children, Debbie (Chris) Ballinger of Wichita, Kansas, Mike (Kim) Hightower of Orlando, Florida and Joe (Amber) Hightower of the Big Bend; grandchildren include Ben, Matthew, Jake, Haili, Kelsie, Cody and Quentin; nine great grandchildren with another one on the way; nieces, Barbara (Travis) Anson and family, Christy (Carl) Moxley and family.
He was preceded in death by his parents; as well as siblings, Jack Hightower, Janie Phillippe and Mildred Thompson.
A funeral service will be held at 2 pm in the Ralston First Baptist Church on Wednesday, April 11, 2018 with Reverend Roy Emmons, Sr. and Reverend Roy Emmons, Jr. officiating. Immediate burial will follow at the Pixley Cemetery west of Ralston under the direction of Hunsaker-Wooten Funeral Home Fairfax.
Casket bearers will be Ben Ballinger, Matthew Ballinger, Jake Hightower, Cody Hightower, Markus Paslay, Scott Gibson and Quentin Gray.
Honorary bearers are J. Berry Harrison, Dr. James Graham, Hubert Hutchens, Lee Bledsoe and Carl Goad.
In lieu of flowers, the family has requested memorial donations in Bob's name be made to the Ralston First Baptist Church or the charity of your choice.
Mr. Hightower's online guestbook may be signed at www.hunsakerwoootenfuneralhome.com

Visitation


Public Viewing

Hunsaker-Wooten Funeral Home Chapel
201 N. 4th Street
Fairfax, OK  74637
Tuesday, April 10, 2018
8 am to 8 pm

Service


First Baptist Church
1st & Garfield
Ralston, OK  74650
Wednesday, April 11, 2018
2 pm

Cemetery


Pixley Cemetery
West of Fairfax, OK  74637

Memorial Contributions


First Baptist Church
PO Box 240
Ralston, OK  74650
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