Robert Clinton Hightower, Jr., 70, of Houston, Texas, passed away on Wednesday, March 6, 2019. Robert was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Mary Ellen Hightower; his parents Robert Clinton (Johnnie Louise) Hightower; brother James Hightower, and brother-in-law Anthony Russo. He is survived by his four children and their spouses: Robert Clinton (Sarah) Hightower III; Natalie (John) Stewart; Lisa (Paul) Normand; Michelle (Glen) Hall, as well as 6 grandsons: Zach, Ashton, Trey, Will, Aaron and John, Jr. He is also survived by his siblings: Janice Russo; Sharon (Jerry) Carleo; Glenda (Jim) Barker; Timothy Hightower, and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Robert graduated from Stephen F. Austin High School class of 1966 and received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Houston. Robert worked hard all his life as a successful entrepreneur, including becoming a major ticket broker at a young age. He was the ultimate social butterfly and will be deeply missed by those he touched with his warmth, humor and youthful spirit. A celebration of his life will be held on Tuesday, March 12, 2019, from ten until two o’clock in the afternoon with a service at noon at Bradshaw-Carter Memorial & Funeral Services, 1734 W. Alabama Street in Houston.