William "Blackmon" Huckabee Sr, 43, passed away due to heart complications on December 4, 2012.
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The funeral service will be held on Saturday, December 8, 2012 at 11:00 at the Episcopal Church of Our Savior. The family will receive friends on Friday, December 7 at the home of Patricia Huckabee, 532 Aiken Ave beginning at 4:00 pm.
Mr. Huckabee graduated from Northwestern High School where he was Student Body President in 1987. He received a Bachelors of Arts degree in 1991 in English and History from Wake Forest University. While at Wake, he was appointed as a Presidential Intern with President Tom Hearn and served in the summers as a page to Senator Strom Thurmond. He received his Masters Degree in English from Winthrop University in 1994 where he later worked as an English 101 professor. He also earned his Juris Doctorate of Law degree from the University of South Carolina in 2000. From 2002 to the present, he practiced law at Huckabee Law Firm in Rock Hill South Carolina. Mr. Huckabee was an activist and volunteer in his community and church as a past-president of Kiwanas and the Senior Warden of the Episcopal Church of Our Savior.
Mr. Huckabee is pre-deceased by his father, Joseph Levern Huckabee, Sr. He is survived by his former wife, Sheila Huckabee, daughter Ashby Cate Huckabee and son William Blackmon Huckabee, Jr. as well as his mother Patricia Blackmon Huckabee0, formerly of Lancaster; siblings Joseph Levern Huckabee, Jr., Ann H. Snipes, and A. Watts Huckabee Sr.; and his nieces and nephews Olivia A. Huckabee, Sarah Ann Snipes, Ansel W. Huckabee Jr., and W. Joseph Snipes.
Published in The Lancaster News on Dec. 7, 2012