A graveside service for Robert Hightower, 86, of Kilgore will be 2 pm Friday, February 15, 2019 at Danville Cemetery in Kilgore. Visitation will be 6-8 pm Thursday, February 14, 2019 at Rader Funeral Home in Kilgore. Mr. Hightower passed away on Saturday, February 9, 2019 in Tyler.
Robert Reece Hightower was born September 10, 1932 in Lamar County, Texas. He worked on the farm and oilfield before retiring in 1997. On December 24, 1960, he married Winona Hamilton in Hugo, Oklahoma. They have been happily married 58 wonderful years. Robert will be greatly missed by all who knew him.
Robert is preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Ollie Hightower; son, Floyd Hightower of Kilgore; brothers, Virgil, Delbert, Orville and David Hightower all of Paris, TX; and sister, Allene Shawhart of Paris, TX
He is survived by his wife, Winona Hightower; sons, Dewayne Hightower and his wife, Tracey, and Ernest Hightower; daughter, Sheila Hightower; grandchildren, Vince Baty of Kilgore, Cheyenne Hightower of Oklahoma, Damien Howard of Lubbock, Amanda and Austin Cook of Gladewater, Kourtney and Gabe Pawlak of Longview, and Kolton Blair of Hallsville; great grandchildren, Maelynn and Adalynn Baty of Kilgore; and numerous friends and family who loved him dearly.
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