Kevin J Higbee

August 29, 1961 - December 20, 2021

08/29/1961 - 12/20/2021

Past Services

Monday December 27, 2021
2:00 pm
Buckhorn Baptist Church
1243 US Highway 258 N
Como, NC 27818

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


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Catherine A Pugh
2 years ago

I am saddened to hear of Kevin’s passing. I have worked with Kevin for years at ABB Inc. My heart goes out to the family with hope you find peace and comfort during this time. Hugs and prayers. My Deepest Sympathy.

Laurie Ann Zavodsky
2 years ago

He was a very special, loving and giving man. He would give you anything you needed, with no questions asked. He will be missed.

Pamela Lake and Virginia Brett
2 years ago

Words cannot express the sadness we feel over hearing of the loss of Kevin.
We are thinking of you and keeping you in our thoughts and prayers.

Nannette Brett
2 years ago

I am so saddened to hear about Kevin’s passing. Lorie, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Randy Blevins
2 years ago

So sorry to hear of Kevin’s passing. I’ve known Kevin since first meeting him as an employee with ABB in Charleston, SC around 1994. It was always a pleasure to run into him at some mill along our ABB journeys. Prayers and comfort for the family during this time as I’m sure he will be surely missed.

Jeanne Wade
2 years ago

Prayers for comfort and peace for you and your family. Gone way to soon.

Joyce & Charlie Sumner
2 years ago

May God hold the Family and give them strength through this very difficult time. Prayers and Hugs

Glynda Turner
2 years ago

My heart breaks for the family. Laurie and Kevin were like peanut butter & Jelly. He was in our Sunday school class at Buckhorn. He was active in church and we will miss him greatly.