Louis V. Hufft Jr.
1945 - 2016
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Louis V. Hufft, Jr. passed away at his home in River Ridge, Louisiana on Thursday, January 14, 2016, at the age of 70. Affectionately known to his family as Poppy, he was sentimental and corny in all the right ways. He truly enjoyed life - golfing, reading and traveling, hunting and fishing, eating all types of red meat, and the occasional scotch or red wine; but most of all, he enjoyed being with his wife, children, grandchildren, and friends. Poppy was known for his aversion to wearing socks or a belt, his endearing clumsiness, and doling out heartfelt compliments. He treated everyone he welcomed into his home as family. He was as genuine as they come – a true New Orleanian. He will be missed greatly. Born February 11, 1945, in New Orleans, he was the son of the late Louis V. Hufft, Sr. and Mary Margaret Aiken. Poppy was a graduate of Ridgewood Preparatory School and Louisiana State University. At LSU, he made the best decision of his life when he proposed to his lifelong wife, Jane Rawls. They made their home in New Orleans, where he continued the family real estate and property management business previously headed first by his grandfather, and then by his father. He also served in the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam War. Poppy is survived by his wife Jane Rawls Hufft, originally from Poplarville, MS; sons Chris and his wife Kelly of Baton Rouge, LA, and Clay and his wife Corinne of Dallas, TX; and 4 grandchildren, Gracie, Eliza, Rawls and Eleanor. Friends and relatives are invited to attend a visitation from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m., on Tuesday, January 19, 2016, at Leitz-Eagan Funeral Home, 4747 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, LA. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations in his name to Children's Hospital, 200 Henry Clay Ave., New Orleans, LA 70118, www.chnola.org. The online guestbook is available at www.leitzeaganfuneralhome.com.

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Published in The New Orleans Advocate from Jan. 16 to Jan. 23, 2016.
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January 30, 2016
Loved Louis so much! What a wonderful man who was always a joy to be around. I will miss him dearly!

My heart goes out to the Hufft family.
Michelle Keele
January 26, 2016
My deepest sympathy to the family. Louis was one of a kind, a devoted Realtor who always took time to help others. We will all miss him.
Lynne Lamulle Roy
January 22, 2016
Jane I am so sorry to learn of your loss. My prayers for you and your family.
Cherie Young
January 20, 2016
I want to offer my deepest condolences to the family and friends and he will be missed by all
Eileen Wallen
January 19, 2016
My Prayers will be with family.

Carolyn talbert
carolyn talbert
January 19, 2016
Louis, you were a good appraiser and always a joy to speak with...you will be missed my friend.
Mike Haffner
January 19, 2016
Jane, I was so sorry to have learned of Louis' death. What a wonderful person he was. I truly enjoyed our friendship and "shooting the breeze" whenever he came to the office, and although he was obviously in pain most of the time, that jovial spirit was always in the forefront. My deepest sympathy to you and your family on the loss of a wonderful man. May
God bless you all.
Shirley Francescon
January 19, 2016
Louie, RIP

Kenneth J Pumilia
January 19, 2016
I loved my uncle Louis. He was so witty, knowledgable, caring, a great story teller........just a stellar human being. He will sorely be missed, and my heart goes out to my family and loved ones that Louis touched each day.
Bryan Kilby (San Jose, CA)
Bryan Kilby
January 19, 2016
Jane, it was a life time pleasure to have known Louis and to be able to call him my friend. My sympathy goes out to you and yours. He will be terribly missed by the entire community.
Bob Memory
January 19, 2016
Our thoughts and prayers are with You all
Tim Kilby
January 19, 2016
Jane, My heart and thoughts are with you during this trying time. Find peace in the love you two seemed to have. If there is anything that I can do for you, please let me know.
Gerri Abbott
January 18, 2016
Our deepest condolences to the entire family of Mr. Louis and though I only met him twice ... once during a hurricane and the other at his sister's funeral ... He was a good man. I know that you will miss him but he's in a better place - he's in Heaven with no more pain or suffering with his sister and together they are watching over us. We will keep you all in our prayers and may God's mercy give you peace and comfort.
John Culpepper
January 18, 2016
What a truly kind man I had the honor of calling a friend. He loved his family so much, and always enjoyed filling me in on his children and grandchildren. I will truly miss his guidance, and outlook on life.
Amy Lawler
January 18, 2016
One of the group of Seven from High School, Will miss you Lou. Always fun.
Arthur Houston
January 17, 2016
Jane, my heart goes out to you. Know that I care and wish you strength and peace. Find comfort and strength from your family and friends - it does help but It's not easy. However, I've witnessed your grace and determination at our bridge table and know that you will be "Jane" again. Take good care of you, Jane. Love, Pat
pat durel
January 17, 2016
Good Bye old friend. I will miss you.
Regel L. Bisso
January 17, 2016
Sincere sympathy to the family who a loss a love one. Psalms 36:9. BCO
January 17, 2016
We will both miss you, who will we argue with now?
Les Bramley
January 17, 2016
Dear Clay, Corinne, Ella and the entire family, our deepest condolences are with you. What a great life and wonderful family! Love, Orlando, Annie and Paloma
Annie Gonzalez
January 17, 2016
I'm so sorry for your loss. Please know that the GOD of tender mercy will comfort you at this time of sadness PSALMS 40:1"
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