- August 13, 1933 - November 25, 2016
- Salina, Kansas
of Robert's Passing
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Robert "Bob" Thompson Highgate, 83, passed
peacefully in his home in Salina on Friday, Nov.
25 2016, after a courageous battle with cancer.
He was preceded in death by his loving wife,
Nancy A. (Frame) Highgate; parents, Robert I.
and Mary T. Highgate; and sister, Jean Woodard.
Bob was born in Memphis, TN on Aug. 13th,
1933. In youth, he achieved his Eagle Scout
Badge and attended the National Jamboree
in Washington D.C.
Bob graduated from South Side High School
in Memphis and then attended Bob Jones
University in Greenville, SC and received
his Bachelor of Arts from Ouchita Baptist
College in Arkadelphia, AR. Bob attended
the Southern Baptist Theological Seminaries
in Kansas City. He also served his country
from 1959- 1961 in the United States Army.
While working for Hallmark Cards in Kansas
City, Bob met his future wife, Nancy A. Frame,
and on April 8th, 1961, they exchanged vows
Bob worked at a consulting firm in Kansas City,
and in his free time, he enjoyed traveling around
the world with Nancy. Their adventures included
scuba diving, sports car racing, and bird watching.
Bob and Nancy moved to Arlington, TX, where
Bob started his own consulting firm, Gainline.
In 2001, they moved to Salina to be near
Nancy's daughter, Alison Frame Littell;
husband, Charles D. Littell; his 2
grandchildren, Zachary and Katie Littell; and
his 2 great-grandchildren Karsyn and Tynlee
Bob dedicated many years working at the
Salina Rescue Mission.
Visitation will be on Tuesday, November 29th
from 3pm until 8pm, with family present from
6pm to 8pm,
Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday
November 30th, at 1pm at Trinity United
Methodist, 901 E. Neal Ave., Salina.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials
to be made to the Salina Rescue Mission, 1717
Summers Rd. Salina, KS 67401.
For online condolences, please go to
1307 S. Santa Fe & 1920 E. Crawford Salina, KS 67401
Tel. (785) 825-8231