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Cleveland Huggins


1946 - 2014 Obituary Condolences
HUGGINS, CLEVELAND P. III Cleveland P. Huggins, III passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family and friends, on June 6, 2014. Cleve was born on December 31, 1946, in Biloxi, Mississippi and was the son of the late Cleveland P. Huggins Jr. and Dorothy (Ward) Huggins whom he loved dearly. After graduating from the University of Mississippi (Ole Miss), he was commissioned in the U.S. Army serving in Korea, Germany and the Republic of Vietnam. He retired as Colonel in 1995 from the U.S. National Guard. In civilian life, Cleve was in the insurance industry and operated his own insurance agency in Berlin from 1988 to 2001. Cleve remained in the business and eventually retired in January, 2012. Cleve loved the Masonic Brotherhood, serving from 2000 until his death and was an active member of Hilltop Covenant Church. Cleve is survived by his wife and sweetheart Sally, a son Cleveland Huggins IV and his wife Julie of Mason, OH and a daughter Melanie Jane Huggins of Middlefield, CT. He had two stepsons, Brett Hallden, and his wife Susan, of Marlborough, CT and Scott Hallden and Jodie Davis of Essex, CT. Cleve was the proud grandparent of 3 grandsons Noah Hallden, John Huggins and Matthew Huggins and two granddaughters, Lanna Hallden and Danielle Rice. Cleve maintained a special relationship with Linda Matthews, mother of his children and Patricia Hallden, mother of Noah and Danielle. Funeral services will be held at Hilltop Covenant Church, 82 Hicksville Rd., Cromwell, on Wednesday June 11th at 5:00 pm. Friends may call at the Cromwell Funeral Home, 506 Main Street, Cromwell, on Tuesday evening from 5:30 to 7:30. Donations in Cleve’s memory may be made to Hilltop Covenant Church or to Washington Lodge #81 AF&AM 324 Main Street Cromwell, 06416. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.doolittlfuneralservice.com
Published in middletownpress on June 9, 2014
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