William Floyd Huffman
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William Floyd Huffman Jr., 68, passed away peacefully with his family at his side June 21.
Formerly of Butler and Ford City, Bill made his home in Los Molinos, Calif., for the past 21 years.
Bill graduated from Mars High School in 1962.
From 1962 to 1968, he served in the U.S. Army with the 1st Battalion, 73rd Armored Division, in both the United States and Korea, attaining the rank of specialist 5.
Bill loved his pet Chihuahuas, Skeeter, Minnie, Cricket and Cocoa. He was an avid motorcyclist and enjoyed riding his motorcycle with his dog, Skeeter. He was a member of the Tehama Shooters and Clearcreek Trap Range, spending many hours trapshooting and ammunition reloading. Bill could often be found camping, hiking, working on home improvement projects at his California home and tending to his beautiful cactus garden.
He was the beloved husband of Juanita for 26 years; loving father of Brenda Zangas and her life partner, Dan Hempfling, William D. Huffman (Connie), Tanya Hynes, Shawn Huffman (Sherry), Jamie Huffman, Ronald Davidson, Patty Zabicki, Raymond Groves, Chuck Groves and Laura Crane (Steve); son of Clyda and the late William F. Huffman Sr.; brother of Richard Huffman (Victoria) and Neil Huffman (Raylene); brother-in-law of Dusty Gonzales (Larry), Arlene Wilson, Jane Weir, Rosanne Murray (Jimmy) and the late Donald Alberts; grandfather to 28 grandchildren; and great-grandfather to one great-granddaughter. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.
HUFFMAN - The life of William Floyd Huffman Jr., who passed away Friday, June 21, 2013, will be celebrated at a memorial service at the Northern California Veterans' Cemetery in Igo, Calif., at 2 p.m. on Sept. 6, 2013. Interment will follow the service.
His family is deeply grateful to everyone at St. Elizabeth's Hospice in Red Bluff, Calif., for their care, compassion and support during Bill's illness.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted the Welch Funeral Home, Ford City.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to St. Elizabeth's Hospice, 2550 Sr. Mary Columba Drive, Redbluff, CA 96080.
Condolences may be sent to his wife, Juanita, at 9444 Riverview Avenue, Los Molinos, CA, or by visiting www.welchfh.com.
Welch Funeral Home
1032 4Th Ave Ford City, PA 16226
Published in Butler Eagle from July 6 to July 7, 2013