After fighting a hard battle with cancer, Richard Lee Huffman, Jr. surrendered his life to the Lord on Jan. 15, 2023. He was born Jan. 25, 1954, to the late Lucille and Richard Huffman. His paternal grandparents were the late Minor and Maude Huffman and his maternal grandparents were the late Ed and Alva Paitsel.
He is leaving behind, but for a short time, his wife and beloved soulmate Karen A. Huffman; his loving daughter, Adrienne (Brandy) Rock and husband, Brandon; his devoted grandsons, Noah LaPrad and Cayden Zysk; his special extended family of step-grandchildren, Kristin Greene, Dakota Rock, and Jadyn Rock; including four great-grandchildren, Adeline, Bentley, Brycen, and Bransyn.
He is also survived by three precious sisters, Patsy VanDyke, Louella Patton, & Barbara Ross; and a wonderful brother, Gary Huffman; several aunts, uncles, numerous nieces & nephews, and a multitude of cousins and friends, all of which were very special to him in so many ways.
Junior as he was known to most, never met a stranger. He enjoyed meeting and getting to know people and he had friends of all ages, young and old. He would do anything to help a friend and worked jobs alongside many who soon became special friends. He enjoyed many unforgettable hunting, fishing, and trapping adventures with his friends and family members.
Junior was a unique kind of man with deep family values, hard work ethics, and was loyal and true to both. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him but let us take solace and rejoice in the knowing that he is now in the Kingdom of Heaven.
Graveside Services were held 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2023, at Brickey Cemetery with Jim Looney officiating.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Junior’s memory to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
Arrangements by Paitsel Funeral Home: www.paitselfh.com
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