Tobias Earl “Toby” Hightower, age 96, of Terre Haute, IN, passed away Tuesday, August 29, 2017 at Cobblestone Health Care Facility in Terre Haute, IN of natural causes.
Mr. Hightower was born November 7, 1920 in Todd County, KY the son of the late Horace E. and Emma Carver Hightower.
He was a WWII veteran of the U.S. Army.
Mr. Hightower served as principal of Vienna High School in the early 1950s.
In recent years Toby had been a contibuting writer for the Vienna Times and the Todd County (KY) Standard.
Mr. Hightower was preceded in death by his parents and also his wife, Iona Hightower in 2012.
Survivors include his son, Rand Hightower of Little Rock, Arkansas; his daughter, Shirley Luten and her husband John of Oro Valley, Arizona; his sister, Dorothy Palmer of Atlanta, GA and his granddaughter, Laura Hightower.
Services for Mr. Hightower will be 12 noon Tuesday, September 5, 2017 graveside in Glenwood Cemetery in Elkton, KY with burial to follow. Visitation will be Tuesday, from 10:00 a.m. at Latham Funeral Home in Elkton until time for the service.