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James Carroll Huff

Obituary
  • "It has been awhile PAPA I sure miss you. I JUST GOT ON THE..."
  • "Jim, I miss your calls, our conversations and everything..."
    - Wyelle Huff
  • "We love You and miss You Grandpa!! Jonny and Sarah"
  • "Jim you will always be my very special and loving Brother I..."
  • "I'm so sorry for your loss, Ruth. I'll keep you and your..."
    - Donna Robinson

James Carroll Huff James Carroll Huff, 79, of Exeter, California, passed away early in the morning on Wednesday, August 28, 2013. Jim was born in Springdale, Arkansas, on November 11, 1933 to Alvis and Lena Huff. Jim, as he was known, was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother and uncle. Although he had a bit of a temper, he had the heart of a giant and would do anything for anyone with nothing expected in return. Jim wanted to serve his country so badly, that he joined the Army when he was just 17 years old and had to have his mother, Lena sign a consent form to do so. He was very proud of his service in the Army as was his family. He served as Sergeant in the Korean War. Jim was a natural salesman. When he got out of the Army, he held several jobs from selling furniture to selling real estate to owning his own water bed store. He eventually settled into selling cars for his living and career. Jim thoroughly enjoyed being a salesman and always looked out for the buyer. You could always rely on him to give you the best and most honest deal around on a car. Jim loved watching sports. He especially enjoyed watching his favorite NFL football team, the Oakland Raiders. You could always find him doing a household project or tinkering in his garage and outdoor shed. He was meticulous in everything he did and every project he started he finished with pride. He loved showing off all of these projects when people came to visit. Jim also served and donated his time to the Scottish Rites, Shriners and Masonic Lodge of Exeter. He served as Master for 4 years and was active until his health just could not allow him to serve any longer. "Grandpa" or "Papa" is what he was known to all of his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. They will all miss the jokingly manner he had with them, and loving hugs he gave them when he saw them. They could always count on him for sound advice and words of wisdom. He leaves behind his wife and best friend of 34 years, Ruth Huff, his loving companion Penni, Sisters; Wynelle Huff, of Rockland, Ca., and Peggy Hightower(Tex)of Coos Bay, Or., Daughters; Glenda Azevedo (Richard) of Buhl, Idaho, Robin Valle (Mike) of Woodlake, Ca., Debie Fittro (Jonny) of Porterville, Ca., Debbie Holguin (Richard) of Woodlake, Ca., Sharl Grim (Wes) of Exeter, Ca., and Son, Mike Huff, 14 Grandchildren, 10 Great-Grandchildren (New Angels are on their way), and numerous nieces and nephews. He is now dancing in Heaven with His Daughters; Leslie Lombardi and Sheila Meza and his Father and Mother, Alvis and Lena Huff. Graveside service Monday, September 16, 2013 at 10am Exeter Cemetery. Arrangements by Smith Family Chapel, Exeter. Condolences: www.smithfamilychapel.com

Published in Visalia Times-Delta and Tulare Adv-Register from Sept. 7 to Sept. 10, 2013
Funeral Home
Smith Family Chapel
505 East Pine Street Exeter, CA 93221
(559) 592-9119
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