Local man who lit up the holiday season with elaborate displays on Horseshoe Trail has died

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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – The Christmas lights on Huntsville’s Horseshoe Trail won’t burn as brightly next holiday season. The man who devoted so much of his spare time, sharing the holiday spirit with three generations of visitors died Tuesday morning.

Dr. John Higginbotham gave the community a gift every year when he turned on those Christmas lights and displays for everyone to enjoy.

Higginbotham was featured on our news this past Sunday night. He had found a ball cap somebody lost during the holidays in his yard and wanted to return it to the veteran.

Dr. Higginbotham was a retired orthopedic surgeon. He was on the staff at Crestwood Hospital for 36 years. Anyone who knew or worked with him knows he had a great sense of humor.

A memorial service and arrangements will be announced soon. Dr. John Higginbotham was 75.

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