Raymond L. Huffman
STOVER — Raymond L. Huffman, 88, of Stover, passed away Tuesday, March 25, 2014, at St. Mary's Health Center in Jefferson City. He was born October 24, 1925, in Versailles, a son of the late Dr. William F. and Frances Ada (Castle) Huffman.
On April 2, 1950, at the Stover First Baptist Church, he was united in marriage to Darlene M. Fry, who preceded him in death on July 15, 2011.
Raymond was a veteran of the United States Army Air Corps serving in World War II from 1943 to 1946.
He retired from the Gates Corporation in Versailles working in quality control.
Raymond was a member of the Stover First Baptist Church, the Stover Lions Club and Campers On Mission. He and Darlene enjoyed sewing quilts together for the Haiti Relief, the Pregnancy Crisis Center and the Butterfield Youth Ranch.
He was a Ham radio operator and a working musician most of his life. He and Darlene sang together all of their married life. In the early 1960's, they had a television show on Channel 6 titled, "Old Country Church".
Raymond is survived by his daughter, Sheryl Lehman of Versailles; five grandchildren, Caitlin Fischer and husband Jackson, Jake Lehman, Leah Quail, Chantry Almraiyan and Megan Groll; six great-grandchildren; his brother, William Huffman and wife Betty of Clinton, Missouri; and many other relatives and friends. In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Denise Twyman and a son-in-law, Kenny Lehman.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, March 28, 2014 at the Stover First Baptist Church. Graveside services and interment with full military honors will follow in the Stover Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday, at the church.
Memorial contributions are suggested to the Stover Animal Shelter. Expressions of sympathy may be left online at www.kidwellgarber.com.
Arrangements are under the direction and care of the Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home of Versailles.