Herbert Junior HUFFINES

Herbert Junior "Red" "Dubie" Huffines

EDINBURG, IL - Herbert Junior "Red", "Dubie" Huffines, 84, went to heaven to be reunited with the love of his life, his wife Margie, on Friday, Jan. 31, 2014, at 2:14 p.m. at Memorial Medical Center in Taylorville.

He was born in Frankfort, Ky., on April 28, 1929, the son of Vester and Gladys Huffines. He married Margie Thompson on July 31, 1949, and moved to Edinburg.

He worked at Batley's Garage for many years. He then started working for Sears running service calls and moved to the store in White Oaks Mall when it opened. He served as Village Board Member and eventually Mayor from 1963-1983. Many a cold night he spent out with the village staff digging up water leaks so the town could have water when they got up in the morning. He also served as a volunteer fireman and eventually Fire Chief for many years.

He is survived by his daughters: Becky Beckham (fiancé, Chuck) and Debbie Huffines of Edinburg, and Penny Hollis of Rochester; granddaughters: Christy Ishmael of Edinburg, Kelsey Dannenberger (husband, Evan) and Marissa Hollis of Springfield, and Colleen Hollis of Rochester; great-grandchildren: Cassidy Beckham and Peyton Ishmael of Edinburg, and Harper Dannenberger of Springfield. He is also survived by his sister, Joyce Klay (husband, Lyle) of Taylorville; brother, Floyd (wife, Sue) of Edinburg; and many nieces and nephews whom he loved and cherished very much. Family was everything to him and was his pride and joy.

He was preceded in death by his life partner, Margie, his mother, Gladys; and father, Vester; and an infant sibling.

A celebration of his life will be held at the First Baptist Church of Edinburg at 416 N. Rick St., Edinburg, IL on Tuesday, Feb. 4. Visitation will be held from 2-4 p.m. with the service to follow immediately.

Family and friends are invited to a meal at the Church following the grave site service. Please feel free to dress casually as Dad requested to be dressed in his jeans.

In lieu of flowers the family would like donations in his name to be made to the First Baptist Church of Edinburg, 416 N. Rick St., Edinburg, IL 62531 or to the Edinburg Volunteer Rescue Squad, 107 W. Douglas St., Edinburg, IL 62531.

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Published in The State Journal-Register on Feb. 3, 2014