9/23/1954 ~ 8/30/2023
Bradley Judson Higbee, 68, of Kingman Arizona passed away on August 30, 2023. Brad was born in Elkins, West Virginia on September 23, 1954 to Robert Alva and Patricia Yvonne Higbee as the youngest of four children.
He loved to play basketball and ride his motorcycle. He met his sweetheart at the young age of 14, and Brad and Deborah began talking about marriage when he was 16. They were married in the Salt Lake Temple in 1977. Brad and Deborah soon welcomed three beautiful girls (Deidre, Kristy, and Renee) into the world where they would create wonderful memories in a house he built in Kingman Arizona.
Brad spent his life working hard to provide for his family. One of the first jobs he had was working for his parents at the Ruby Hotel in Ely Nevada. Shortly after, he began building water towers in Oregon and California. Brad and Deborah then moved to Kingman Arizona in the late 70’s where he became an accomplished and knowledgeable plumber. He established his own plumbing business in Kingman and was very kind and charitable with his work, even accepting a pig as payment when someone was unable to pay money for his work.
In the 90’s, Brad and Deborah built another home that would be enjoyed by their children and grandchildren. They would constantly work together to make their home a haven in the Arizona desert. After retiring from his plumbing business, Brad went to work for the county as a plumbing inspector.
He was an amazing storyteller and would frequently indulge his daughters and grandchildren with exciting stories about pirates and adventure. On one occasion, he was so absorbed with his own story that he had to finish it, even after his daughter had fallen asleep because he wanted to know how it ended. Brad would frequently challenge his mind by sharing trivia and historical facts. He was very quick-witted and jovial, and frequently smiled through his piercing blue eyes.
Brad was a very generous man and frequently handed out cash to random strangers who looked like they were in need, even when he himself may have been struggling to make ends meet.
Brad held many positions in the church and served in the bishopric, as a ward missionary, gospel doctrine teacher, and also served as a clergyman in the prison system. Brad lived his religion through his kindness and charity towards others.
Brad was proceeded in death by his father Robert Alva Higbee III, mother Patricia Yvonne Higbee, and Sister Barbara Sharp. He is survived by his wife Deborah, brother Bob (Robert), sister Sandra June, daughters Deidre, Kristy, Renee, and 11 cherished grandchildren.
A graveside memorial will be held in the Fillmore City Cemetery, Fillmore, Utah on Thursday, September 7th, 2023 at 1pm.
Recordings are available for 60 days from time of service.