Steven D. Higginbotham, 64, of Martinsville, IL passed away Friday, Jan. 26, 2018 at his home. He was employed in the computer department at SIU at Carbondale for many years. Upon returning to this area, he was employed by Lakeland College at Mattoon and EIU at Charleston also in their computer departments. Steve was born Nov. 27, 1953 at Terre Haute, IN, the son of Clifford W. and Kitty J. Barkley Higginbotham. Surviving are several aunts and uncles, Chester Higginbotham, Floyd (Glenda) Higginbotham, Charles (Phyllis) Higginbotham, Gene (Judy) Higginbotham, Rosemary (Bob) Linton, Robert (Sheryl) Higginbotham and Janet Angle and several cousins. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by aunts and uncles, Gene Barkley, Robert “Red” Barkley, George Thomas Barkley, Frank Barkley, Betty Evitt, Louise Veach and Hazel Austin. He was a member of the Antique Power Club and loved all of his cats. Services in honor of his life will be 2:00 PM Tuesday at Pearce Funeral Home with Bro. Billie Ray Ulrey officiating. Burial will be in the Marshall Cemetery. Visitation will be 10:00 AM until service time on Tuesday. For those desiring, memorial contributions may be made to the Antique Power Club or to Senior Citizen's Life Center. Online condolences are being accepted at pearcefuneralservices.com.