Craig Huggins
1946 - 2017
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LIMA — Craig Mason Huggins, 70, of Lima, died 9:08 a.m. Monday, April 3, 2017 in the Emergency Room of St. Rita's Medical Center. He was born on October 22, 1946 in Lima to Charles Mason and Elizabeth Frances (White) Huggins who preceded him in death. He had previously been married to Crissie James-Huggins, who survives in Columbus, Georgia. He had also been married to Stephanie White-Huggins who survives in Lima.

Mr. Huggins was baptized and a member of St. Paul AME Church here in Lima.

Mr. Huggins had been employed as an Oiler at the Ford Motor Company. He retired after 41 years of service. He was a member of the United Auto Workers Union # 1219. He was a US Air Force veteran serving for 46 years. He had been stationed in Thailand during the Vietnam War as an airplane fueler. He was a member of the VFW Post 1911 and the American Legion Post #96. He was a 1964 graduate of Lima Senior High School, where he was on the swim team and a member of the class choir. He attended Kentucky State University. He was a life guard at the Bradfield Community Center. He enjoyed scuba diving, sky diving and martial arts. He loved playing all sports.

Survivors include his two sons, Calin Mason Huggins and Cameron Michael Huggins both of Lima. Two sisters survive: Sandra D Huggins of Dayton and Rosie Mitchell of Lima, a special friend Vicky Starkey of Lima; eight grandchildren, Cortez Huggins, CeyShon Huggins, Cameron Huggins, Jr, Camden Huggins, Demond Ellis all of Lima, Jastine Huggins of Columbus, Georgia, Cyran Huggins and Lai Lanie Huggins of Shreveport, Louisiana.

Funeral service will be 11:00 a.m., Monday, April 10, 2017 at Siferd-Orians Funeral Home 506 N. Cable Rd. with Pastor Lynwood Holland officiating. Burial will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery with graveside military rites conducted by VFW Post 1275 and USAF Honor Guard.

Visitation will be 4:00 until 8:00 p.m. Sunday, April 9 at the funeral home, with his family present from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. There will be no repast. Online condolences can be expressed at

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Published in The Lima News from Apr. 5 to Apr. 6, 2017.
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April 9, 2017
To the Family of Craig, We send our sympathy to you at this difficult time. We have pleasant memories of the fun we had when he brought his cousin ( and our cousin) Sharon to Massillon for a few days. We will pray for God to comfort you as you grieve your loss.
Frank and Patti Beane
April 8, 2017
Rest in peace Craig. We will miss you.
Joyce Oglesbee
April 8, 2017
Myself & Randy are sorry for the loss of Craig. He valued & cherished his family & friends. Craig has fought a good fight, he has finished his course, he has kept the faith. (2 Timothy 4:7). God called & Craig answered His call. God is just a call away. Call on Him & He will answer.
Joyce Oglesbee
April 8, 2017
Arlene Williams
April 7, 2017
You have your wings now so fly high my friend, and rest easy you will surely be missed here by all the people that love you until we meet again ,I place a candlelight to help lead your way.
Bevis Courlinda POBox315
April 7, 2017
Stephanie Huggins
April 6, 2017
So sorry for your loss. My sincere condolences to you and your family. May God be with each one of you.
Margaret (Ulmer) Pryor
April 6, 2017
To the family of this great one... My deepest heartfelt condolences. Valued and loved by so many. May peace find its way into your hearts as you move forward in this new space and place. May Craig receive his needed rest.
Cherie Williamson
April 6, 2017
I am so sorry for your loss- Praying for all of you during this time.. RIH
Toni Crish
April 6, 2017
To The Huggins Family, May God Give You All The Strength And Peace You Need! You Have My Sincere Condolences!!!
(Westside, Neighbor,Friend)
Nazolla Pernell-Adams
April 6, 2017
My heart breaks at your loss, forever in my heart.
Debora Bevis
April 6, 2017
I went to school with this wonderful man from first grade through twelfth grade. I have childhood memories from Horace man and Craig was such a nice playmate. I am sure he is with the Lord. Rest in peace my friend.
Ginger Bush
April 6, 2017
Hilda Lipkins
April 6, 2017
My Condolences to His Family . Sending lots of Prayers and Love . God Bless You All
Hilda Lipkins
April 6, 2017
In remembrance of my friend/brother/Westside neighbor...may you rest well in the loving arms of God...Sending much love to the family..
Kathleen Beasley-Young
April 6, 2017
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
William Godsey
April 6, 2017
As a classmate and friend I remember "Huggie" as a nice guy with a great smile. We had good times in Senior Choir. My sympathy to his family.
Lynn Dodson Rowley
April 5, 2017
Sandy and Rosie my condolences to your family.
VIRGINIA E. Lewis-Evans
April 5, 2017
Sandra, I was so sorry to hear about Craig. He was a dear friend. I'm glad I got to see him a few years back when I was in Lima and visited with "Aunt Betty" also.I feel honored to have known your family.
Margaret Burgoon-Givens
April 5, 2017
To the family of Craig.I was a classmate of Craig and friend all his life.Craig and I grew up in the same neiborhood went to school together.I will miss you when I come home to Lima.May the Comforer our Lord Jesus Christ wrap His love around the family.just remember his smile and laughter because I will. love to the family.classmate
Josephine Marchant
April 5, 2017
Dear Sandra and all the family, sending sincere condolences to you at this time.
Nancy Buchanan-Harper
April 5, 2017
Craig was a wonderful man clear back to our days in the class of 1964. He played a lot of basketball at my house on West High Street.
Thoughts and prayers to his family and children.
David Hardy
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