\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\n<strong><img class="wp-image-30732 alignleft" src="https:\/\/mountainmedianews.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/sites\/13\/2017\/12\/Higginbotham-William.jpg" alt="" width="193" height="269" \/>Frankford<\/strong>-William Moore Higginbotham III, 72, passed away peacefully on Sunday, Dec. 3, 2017, at Autumn Way Assisted Living in Rupert.\r\n\r\nHe was born June 15, 1945, in Frankford, to the late William Moore Higginbotham Jr. and Lula Margaret Bennett Higginbotham.\r\n\r\nWilliam was a member of the Emmanuel United Methodist Church in White Sulphur Springs. In his 72 years he made a long list of accomplishments, being a member of the White Sulphur Springs Rotary Club, the White Sulphur Springs Chamber of Commerce, 4-H All Stars,\u00a0 former state chairman of the Republican Committee and Chairman of Greenbrier County Republican Committee, Republican Executive Committee, the Farm Bureau, a former board member of the West Virginia State Fair, National Fairs and Festivals Committee, the West Virginia Funeral Director Association, and the National Funeral Director Association. He was a graduate of Frankford High School and Beckley College. After graduating from Cincinnati School of Mortuary Science he started his funeral services career with the former Jack K. Wallace Funeral Home in Lewisburg. Bill then went to work for Shanklin Funeral Home in White Sulphur Springs and with time became the owner and operator of Shanklin Funeral Home.\r\n\r\nAlthough Mr. Higginbotham never had children, left behind to cherish his memory are his siblings, Lucy Tuckwiller and husband Ben of Lewisburg and Charles Higginbotham and wife Carla of Frankford; nieces and nephews, Anthony Banton and wife Jennifer, Megan Crane and husband Josh, Stephen Snyder and wife Leann, Michael Snyder, Russ Higginbotham and wife Heather, Josh Higginbotham and wife Kelli; as well as several great-nieces and great-nephews.\r\n\r\nFuneral services were held Thursday, Dec. 7, at the Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home in White Sulphur Springs, formerly known as Shanklin Funeral Home, where Rev. Emory Hanna officiated. Burial followed in Rosewood Cemetery.\r\n\r\nFriends called Wednesday evening, Dec. 6, at the funeral home.\r\n\r\nIn lieu of flowers the family wishes that memorial contributions be made to HospiceCare; 1265 Maplewood Avenue, Lewisburg, WV 24901.\r\n\r\nPlease send online condolences by visiting www.WallaceandWallaceFH.com.