Funeral services for Jason Lee Hightower, 37, of Winnsboro will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 28, 2009, at Church of Jesus of Latter Day Saints in Gilmer with State President Bart Austin officiating.
Burial will follow in Kelsey Cemetery with Hans Hansen, Buck Hansen, Roger Hansen, David Hansen, Don Hansen, Chris Walton, Josh Smith and Clay Craft serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be John Hines, Jeff Hamm, Kenny Smith, Lance Seahorn, Roy Gene Munse, David Lloyd and Kris Buth.
Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at Beaty Funeral Home.
Mr. Hightower died Friday, March 20, in Playes De Tijuana, Mexico.
He was born in Huntsville March 30, 1971, the son of Don and Patricia Hightower. They survive.
He married Ingrid Hightower of Winnsboro. She survives.
Mr. Hightower was a graduate of Winnsboro High School and Texas A&M University. He was the owner of KMOO Radio in Mineola and involved in many organizations throughout Wood County: Wood County Junior Livestock Show Board of Directors, Board of Directors for Mineola Development Inc., Texas Association of Broadcasters Board of Directors and current chairman, Advisory Board for Trinity Mother Frances Hospital System, American Heart Association's Brazos Valley Chapter Board of Directors, and past president and Brazos Valley Food Bank Board of Directors. He worked for the Children's Miracle Network Fundraiser and served on CMN Community, as well as Radio M.A.S.H. Event Director and community liaison for annual holiday toy drives benefiting less fortunate children in the Bryan/College Station area. He also served as master of ceremonies for many events such as spelling bees, chamber banquets and hay shows. He was the recipient of the 2009 Humanitarian of the Year award at this year's Mineola Chamber of Commerce Banquet. He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Quitman.
Other survivors include two sons, Brazos and Wyatt Hightower of Winnsboro; one daughter, Halee Grace Hightower, also of Winnsboro; one sister, Amy Hightower of Plano; grandparents Dorothea Hightower of Mount Vernon and Horace Ray and Thelma Lewis of Pine Forest; sisters-in-law Erricka Walton of Rowlett and Aleasha Smith of Augusta, Ga.; and his mother and father-in-law, Hans and Karen Hansen of Winnsboro.
Memorials may be made in his name to the Children's Miracle Network.
Arrangements are under the direction of Beaty Funeral Home.
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