Richard D. Huffman, 90, of Franklin (North Mountain) went to be with the Lord on Jan. 12, 2023, at his home, after a long battle of illnesses. He was surrounded by his loving family.
He was born on Sept. 20, 1932, in Dry Fork, the son of the late Blosser and Radie (Raines) Huffman.
Mr. Huffman was a U.S. Army veteran and served during the Korean Conflict. Following the war, he moved to Ohio with his new bride, Doris, where he worked at General Tires for years, before returning back to West Virginia, where he began his career of more than 30 years as a loader operator with Greer Limestone Company.
He was an avid gardener and farmer. He loved to cook, especially make bread.
He was a devoted husband, father and grandfather, and was known as “Nandad.” Most of all, he loved spending time with what he cherished the most, his family. He never met a stranger and was loved by everyone.
On Jan. 31, 1956, he married the love of his life and his soulmate, Mary Doris (Warner) Huffman, who survives.
In addition to his wife, he leaves behind to cherish his memory three loving daughters, Sarah (Tommy) Taylor of Statesville, North Carolina, Sandie (Danny) Smith and Susan (Vanessa) Hedrick, all of Franklin; six beloved grandchildren, Bryan Taylor (Ashley Josey), Megan Taylor (TJ Church), Breanna (Tim) Hartman, Lacey Smith (Matthew Bowers), Samual (Savanna) Ruddle and Adam Ruddle; and six great-grandchildren, Ethan Taylor, Lucas, Mason, and Mavis Ruddle, and Tyler Bunton.
He was also preceded in death by four brothers, Thurman, Herbert, Marshall and Burl Huffman; and four sisters, Gae Huffman, Nola Pennybaker, Juanita Huffman and Wilda Huffman.
Funeral services were held Sunday in the chapel of the Basagic Funeral Home in Franklin with Pastor Tim Johnson officiating. Interment was in the Richard Huffman Family Cemetery in Franklin (North Mountain) with military honors conducted by the U.S. Army, Camp Dawson.
Memorial donations be made to Grant Memorial Hospice, any Pendleton County Rescue Squad, or Franklin Volunteer Fire Department.
Memories and words of comfort may be left at www.basagic.com or on Facebook at Basagic Funeral Home.
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