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Joe Gordon Huffman Jr.

1938 - 2014
Joe Gordon Huffman Jr. Obituary
Joe Gordon Huffman Jr., 75, a man who dedicated his life to helping others and the world of firefighting, passed away Monday, Oct. 13, 2014, in Fort Worth. Funeral: 11 a.m. Saturday at the Cresson Fire Department Fire Hall in Cresson. Interment: Cresson Cemetery. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Wiley Funeral Home. Memorials: In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Cresson Volunteer Fire Department (Joe said it needs a new truck). He graduated from Polytechnic High School in 1958 and joined the Navy and was stationed in Charleston, S.C., and met the love of his life on a blind date. He married Charlotte in 1959 and they were still married after 55 years. He spent 31 years as a firefighter for the city of Fort Worth from May 1, 1963, to Jan. 31, 1994, before retiring from Station 5 and Top Gun Fire Truck as a lieutenant. He joined the Cresson Volunteer Fire Department in 1988 and was fire chief upon his death. He grew the Cresson Fire Department into what it is today. He was Fort Worth Firefighter of the Year in 1987. Joe was preceded in death by his parents, Joe Gordon Huffman Sr. and Marion Keller Huffman; and brother, Mark Huffman. Survivors: Wife, Charlotte; sons, Jeff and Rick; daughters-in-law, Dana and Jamie; grandchildren, Jennifer Huffman, Jeffrey Huffman, Chase Huffman, Joe Thomas Huffman and Chance Huffman; great-grandchildren, Destiny Wright, Colton Uselton and Jessie Uselton; brother, Frank; many extended family and friends; and his firefighting family.
Published in Star-Telegram on Oct. 17, 2014
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