John Wilson "Jack" Higbee, M.D. was a loving husband, father, grandfather and brother, caring doctor, athlete and best friend. He passed away peacefully at the age of 80 on Tuesday, December 23, 2014. He graduated from Shadyside High School in 1952 in Shadyside, Ohio. In 1957, he graduated from The College of Optometry at The Ohio State University and practiced Optometry for 3 years in Reynoldsburg, Ohio. He graduated in 1964 from The Ohio State University College of Medicine and became an Ophthalmologist in 1968. He practiced in Columbus, Ohio for over 35 years. He was the President of the staff at Mt. Carmel Hospital, Chairman of the Ophthalmology Department at Mt. Carmel and Associate Professor in the Department of Ophthalmology at The Ohio State University School of Medicine. John served as a Major in the Army Reserve and treated veterans at the VA Hospital in Dayton, Ohio. In addition, he was a member of the Lions Club,The Masons (York Lodge) and Trinity United Methodist Church. He is survived by his wife, Jane Higbee of 59 years; children: daughter, Debbie (Roy) Owens and their children, Monica, Michael (Cara), Shannon (Buck) Lomax, and Matthew; son, Mike (Kathy) Higbee and their children, Chris, Matthew and Sarah; daughter, Pam (Dave) Rupp and their children, Andrew, Alex and Emily; daughter, Jackie (Steve) Hagerty and their children, Luke, Ben, Nicole and Emma; sibling, Martha Jane (Paul) Campbell and their children, Tammy, Jennifer, Paul Jr. and Pete; sister-in-law, Marcene Higbee and her children, Bob and Janice; brother-in-law, John Goltz and his children, Suzanne, Karen and Julie. Preceded in death by his parents Russell and Elsie Higbee and brother Robert Higbee. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his honor to The Ohio State University College of Medicine, Department of Ophthalmology, Attn.: Medical Center Development, 660 Ackerman Road, PO Box 183112, Columbus, Ohio 432108-3312; Mt. Carmel West Palliative Care Unit, c/o Mount Carmel Foundation, 6150 E. Broad Street, Columbus, Ohio 43212; Trinity United Methodist Church, 1581 Cambridge Blvd., Columbus, OH; or to a charity of your choice.