Leo Lane Huckabay FAIRFAX, VA.-Our beloved Huck, Leo Lane Huckabay, age 93, passed on Tuesday, May 6, 2014, in Fairfax, Va. Huck was born on Nov. 16, 1921, to Url Lloyd Huckabay and Nola Reasoner in Fort Worth, Texas, and later moved to Slaton, Texas, outside of Lubbock where he met his wife of 68 years, Wilma Adams. Huck joined the US Army Air Corps in 1942 and was stationed in England as the Assistant Flight Commander for the 91st Fighter-Bomber Squadron. During his service he was a flight instructor, jet engineer, accident investigator, and aircraft maintenance officer. After 27 years in the US Air Force, he returned home to Lubbock where he joined Sears and Roebuck as a sales representative in the tool department. As a woodworking enthusiast, this allowed him to acquire his collection of tools for a hobby shop. A member of Lubbockview Christian Church, Huck was truly one of a kind, the most selfless, loving and thoughtful gentleman. The world was a better place with him and will not be the same without him. He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Wilma Huckabay; son, Leo Lane Huckabay, Jr.; grandson, Robert Lloyd Huckabay; and nephew, Larry Huckabay. Huck moved to Fairfax, Va., in 2010 to be with his surviving grandchildren, Bonnie Nortz, Patrick Huckabay, and Stacy Hall, as well as many great-grandchildren whom he enjoyed spending time with. Contributions can be made in his name to the Lighthouse for the Blind.
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Published in The Lubbock Avalanche-Journal on May 16, 2014