Michael Huffman
1956 - 2021
Emerson Funeral Home - Jonesboro
1629 E. Nettleton
Jonesboro, AR

LAKE CITY - Michael Ray "Mike" Huffman, 65, of Lake City passed from this life Saturday, Oct. 9, 2021, at NEA Baptist Memorial Hospital in Jonesboro.

Mike was born July 31, 1956, to Bobby and Mary Lou Huffman and was a lifelong resident of the Lake City area.

He was a 1974 graduate of Lake City High School and after graduation farmed with Bobby and worked as an emergency medical technician-A for the Paragould Ambulance Service.

During the off-season, Mike was an over-the-road truck driver.

Eventually, Mike started driving full time; first with MC Bunch Inc. then Gurley Oil/Coastal Unilube.

Later, he took a job driving for Larry Ryan, which lead to him becoming an owner/operator leased to Martin Sproket and Gear.

After a long career behind the wheel, Mike changed directions and returned to farming, working two years for his friend, Benny Futrell.

He then changed directions again and since 2002 has been the owner/operator of Huffman Custom Hauling and Excavating in Lake City, working all over Northeast Arkansas.

Mike always lived life to the fullest. Over the years he had a stock car, drag car and numerous boats and motorcycles.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Mary Lou Huffman.

Survivors include his father, Bobby Huffman of rural Lake City; a sister, Susan Gatlin (Byron) of Mountain Home; and a host of cousins and too many friends to count.

Not to be forgotten are his beloved dogs, Ringo and Sissy.

Visitation will be 5-8 p.m. today, Oct. 12, at Emerson Funeral Home. Graveside funeral services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday in Pine Log Cemetery with Darin Owens officiating.

Active pallbearers will include Mitchell Caldwell, Greg Garner, Bobby Hodge, Shelby Phillips, Benny Futrell and Payton Futrell.

Honorary pallbearers will include Robert "Bo" Ginger, Wes Sanford and Rick Hale.

Online registry: www.emersonfuneralhome.com

Published by Jonesboro Sun on Oct. 12, 2021.
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Mr. Huffman, and Susan, so sorry to hear of Mikes passing, I am out of town and will not be able to attend his visitation or service, please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.
Donnie Rickard
October 12, 2021
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