• Culley's MeadowWood Funeral Home
    Tallahassee, FL
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Vernon Carl Huff Jr. 1934 - 2012
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November 02, 2012
I transferred from the Department of Transportation offices in Gainesville to Tallahassee in 1984.

When I think of Carl, the first thing that comes to mind is his size. He was a big man who, as one person said, "...could walk the walk and talk the talk...".

And in total contrast, he was a gentle man. The best way I could describe him was that he was the epitome of a true southern gentleman.

I can actually visualize him turning the corner coming in to the Executive Suite, and when he caught your eye, there was always a smile on his face.

My thoughts and prayers are with his family. Your loved one was an actual presence and positive influence in and on the lives of many.

Rest in peace, Carl, rest in peace.

My prayers go out to his family. RIP Carl, rest in peace.
November 02, 2012
Dear Huff, Blaum and Harris Families,

We are thinking of your today and send our condolences for the loss of your Pappy. He was a wonderful man and we wish we could have seen him a few more times in PA for some lively debate and laughs :) Sending you one of my favorite poems that I like to reflect on during times like this. Bless you all and may peace find your hearts today and always.

The Jungbluth Family

Safely Home
by Unknown

I am home in Heaven, dear ones;
Oh, so happy and so bright!
There is perfect joy and beauty
In this everlasting light.

All the pain and grief is over,
Every restless tossing passed;
I am now at peace forever,
Safely home in Heaven at last.

Did you wonder I so calmly
Trod the valley of the shade?
Oh! but Jesus' arm to lean on,
Could I have one doubt or dread?

Then you must not grieve so sorely,
For I love you dearly still;
Try to look beyond earth's shadows,
Pray to trust our Father's Will.

There is work still waiting for you,
So you must not idly stand;
Do it now, while life remaineth--
You shall rest in Jesus' land.

When that work is all completed,
He will gently call you Home;
Oh, the rapture of that meeting,
Oh, the joy to see you come!
November 01, 2012
The name Carl Huff and Gentleman went hand in hand. He was the kindest man I ever worked with. He never failed to speak, regardless of where he was or what he was doing. He was a man among men. My heart and prayers go out to you, his family...He will truly be missed. Sincerely, Tara Morgan-Alford
November 01, 2012
I had the previlege of working with Mr. Huff as Support Manager of the Burns Building. He was a wonderful man. May all the memories sustain you during your time of mourning.....
November 01, 2012
I worked with Carl Huff at FDOT in Tallahassee....he was one of the nicest people i had ever had the pleasure of knowing...may God bless his family in this time of sorrow and loss but rejoice that he is home now with his Father, and Savior, Jesus..
November 01, 2012
Thanks so much for all the warm thoughts and prayers. It makes me proud as a son to know how much people loved him.
November 01, 2012
Carl was a mentor and friend of mine. He taught me so much when we worked together on the TD program as it became a law. The program today is a national model because it was people like Carl Hiuff who believed in coordinated transportation and helping people obtain mobilkity. May he rest in peach. Jo Ann Hutchinson and Family
November 01, 2012
My Uncle Carl was such a wonderful, kind man and I loved him so much. I remember when I was little he would carry me around on his shoulders. I was so tall I thought I could touch the sky! When I was six, he took me out into the woods in Bushnell and taught me how to shoot a gun. He would sit on the ground with me in his lap and hold the gun while I pulled the trigger to shoot cans off of a log. He was loved by so many people and we will miss him terribly. We love you, Uncle Carl!

Jo Ann, Dick and family
November 01, 2012
The first time I met Carl was in 1974 when I joined the FDOT. We worked together on several projects at the Department. He was 15 years older than I and greatly helped me move up in the FDOT. In 1989 when I was the Inspector General, the Secretary offered me the position of Executive Director of the Turnpike. I wasn't sure if I should take the position so I spent a long time discussing it with Carl. He advised me to accept the offer and I retired two years ago. Carl was the most thoughtful, compassionate, smart and good hearted person I knew at the FDOT. He touched the lives of so many. It was my honor to have known him.
October 31, 2012
Marilyn Rosemary and families

my heart and prayers are with you Love Frank
October 31, 2012
Dale and I send our deepest sympathies. Carl, you and your mom and sisters, and all of the rest of your family, are in our thoughts and prayers. Please let us know if you need anything at all. We love you very much.
October 31, 2012
I loved Carl because he was the most down to earth guy I ever met. He was friendly and above all he was real. Travel well, Carl!!!!
October 31, 2012
My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Mr. Huff is always part of my memories from Parkway BC. RIP. Carma Eidson Harvey
October 31, 2012
We are so sorry for your loss. It was a pleasure to know Mr. Huff. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.
Love, Carl and Rhonda Davis
October 31, 2012
I worked with Carl at the Department of Transportation as Administrative Assistant when he was Executive Assistant under Secretary Kaye Henderson. He was always happy and smiling and was one of the hardest workers I have ever known. I was very sad to hear of his passing. My prayers are with the family.
October 31, 2012
To my Uncle Carl, when I look back to my childhood there was only one man that I wanted to be like and that was you. Always loving but stern when you needed to be you set the standard of what a young boy should pray he will grow up to be. I will miss you here but know in my heart I will see you again...P.S, please tell Grandma hello
October 31, 2012
My thoughts and prayers are with the Huff family at this time. I remember the Huff's from Parkway Baptist when I was young.
October 31, 2012
We will miss Carl. He was like a grandpa to us. Love Michaela, Martine, Mathieu. Love Bill and Suzanne

"Do not stand
at my grave and weep.
I am not there. I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds
that blow.
I am the diamond glints on snow.
I am the sunlight
on ripened grain.
I am the gentle autumn rain.
When you awake in the
morning's hush
I am the soft uplifting rush
of quiet birds in circling flight.
I am the soft star that
shines at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry
I am not there.
I did not die."

--- Anonymous
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