Barbara Gail “Bobbie” Highsmith was born in Tiger, Ga., on Aug. 24, 1941. She passed away on Nov. 15, 2017.
She served as a TSgt. In the U.S. Air Force and was honorably discharged in 1962.
Barbara had lived in Kilgore since 1986. She was a member of the Kilgore Garden Club for many years. She was very passionate about her family. She loved gardening, painting and working with children.
She is preceded in death by her parents, James and Ethel Page, and her ex-husband, Charles Highsmith.
Survivors include her children, Lisa Parker of Kilgore and Charles Richard Highsmith and wife Kathy of Bossier City, La.; grandchildren, Ashley Dean, Jessica and Cody Parker, Bianca Highsmith and John Cooley.; great-grandchildren, Kristian, AJ, Eli and Bryson Dean, Jordynn and Jakob Parker and Helana Parker (due in January); brothers and sisters, Jimmy and David Page and Marcia Palmer, and many nieces and nephews. She will be greatly missed by her family.