Official Obituary of

Willis E. "Buddy" Higbee

November 21, 1952 ~ May 23, 2023 (age 70) 70 Years Old

Willis E. "Buddy" Higbee Obituary

Willis E. "Buddy" Higbee, 70, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, May 23, 2023, in the WVU Hospital with his family by his side. He was born on November 21, 1952, in Rowes Run, a son of the late Willis C. and Ruth E. (Patterson) Higbee. 


Buddy enjoyed fishing and going to car shows.   He had a heart of gold and would give the shirt off his back.


In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Barbara Riggin and brother, Dale Higbee.


He is survived by his sister, Ruth (Gary) Crowe; nieces Ruth Ann (John) Choban, Kim (Stan) Bizik, Barbie Crowe, and Marlena (Lloy) Baer; numerous great-nieces and great-nephews; and his partner, Theresa McNair.


Friends and family will be received from 4:00 to 8:00pm on Thursday, May 25th, 2023, in the Novak-Melenyzer Funeral Home, 515 Front Street, Brownsville, PA 15417. Funeral services will be held at 10:00am on Friday May 26th, 2023, inside the funeral home with Pastor Andy Miles officiating, doors will open at 9:00am. Interment will follow in LaFayette Memorial Park, Brier Hill, Pa. Condolences to the family may be made at 

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May 25, 2023

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Novak-Melenyzer Funeral Home
515 Front Street
Brownsville, PA 15417

Funeral Service
May 26, 2023

10:00 AM
Novak-Melenyzer Funeral Home
515 Front Street
Brownsville, PA 15417

Interment following funeral service
May 26, 2023

LaFayette Memorial Park
132 Twin Hills Road
Brier Hill, PA 15415


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