Closed casket services for Carroll Huggins age 70, of Amarillo, TX, formerly of Clovis, NM, will be held Saturday, July 6, 2013, at 10:00 a.m. at Steed Todd Funeral Home Chapel with Darrell Tennefos officiating. Cremation will take place following services and a private burial will be held at Lawn Haven Memorial Gardens at a later date.
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Carroll was born October 31, 1942, in Muleshoe, TX to Otis and Juanita Pugh Huggins. Carrol excelled in all sports in high school and received a scholarship to Eastern New Mexico University for football after graduating from Farwell High School in 1960. He joined the United States Marine Corp and rose to the rank of Sargent while serving three tours of duty in Vietnam from 1960-1964 on the U.S.S. Hancock. Carroll married Alice Marie Ramm on July 18, 1965, in Lariat, TX. After, he was honorably discharged from the United States Marines, he came to Clovis and went to work for ENMR and worked as a Telephone Lineman. He had a heart transplant in 1996 and enjoyed life for seventeen years after his transplant. Carroll enjoyed fishing, camping, football, track, baseball, basketball and Nascar. While in Clovis, he was a member of the VFW Post 3280 and Marine Corp League of Clovis.
Carroll is survived by his son Dennis Huggins of Clovis, NM and his daughter Staci Smith of Portales, NM; his "Mom" as she was called, Carol Dean Huggins of Farwell, TX; two brothers Clive Huggins of Cedar Crest, NM and Roy Dunn of Farwell, TX; one sister Donna Cummings of Lubbock, TX; one grandson Tanner Huggins of Riverton, Utah; one granddaughter Taylor Smith of Portales, NM.
He is preceded in death by his mother in 1954, father 1977, brother 1968, and his wife in 2005.
Arrangements are under the care and direction of Steed Todd Funeral Home & Crematory, 800 E. Manana Blvd, Clovis, New Mexico 88101, (575)763-5541. You may also sign the guest registry at www.Steedtodd.com.
Steed-Todd Funeral Home
800 E. Manana Blvd Clovis, NM 88101
Published in the Clovis News Journal on July 5, 2013