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Kevin J Higbee

August 29, 1961 - December 20, 2021

COMO, NC – Kevin J Higbee, age 60, of Spiers Road, passed away suddenly on Monday, December 20, 2021 in Florence SC while out of town working.

Kevin, affectionately known as “Paw”, to his grandchildren was born on August 29, 1961 in Lincoln, NE. He was a dedicated member of Buckhorn Baptist Church and has worked as a demand engineer for ABB in the pulp and paper industry for 31 years. When he wasn’t working, he enjoyed going fishing every now and then. He cherished his family dearly, making sure his wife, Lorie knew he loved her. He loved taking care of everyone, especially cooking for them when he got them all together. Kevin was a loving husband, daddy, Paw, uncle, and friend to many and will be greatly missed by all. He was preceded in death by his mother, Janet Irene Pronske.

Kevin is survived by his beloved wife Lorie, his daughter, Brenda Shellito and husband John of Camden, NC; grandchildren, Kyle, Kourtney, and Katelyn Shellito; his father, Larry Higbee and his wife, Sally of Norman OK.; brother, Randy Higbee and his wife Robbin of Edmond, OK; sister, Dawn Penny; mother and father-in-law, Carl and Ruth Polk of Como; and two nephews, Michael, and Christopher Higbee.

A celebration of life memorial service will be held on Monday, December 27, 2021, at 2:00 pm at the Buckhorn Baptist Church, Como, NC, with Rev. Bob Deacon officiating.

Garrett-Sykes Memorial Chapel is handling the arrangements for the Higbee family and online condolences can be directed to the family by visiting


Service Information

Service Information

Date: Monday, December 27, 2021

Time: 2:00 pm


Buckhorn Baptist Church

1243 US Highway 258 N
Como, NC 27818

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