Daily Independent (Ashland, KY)

Obituaries

October 31, 2013

Emmett Huff Jr. - 1926-2013

ASHLAND — Emmett Huff Jr., 87, of Ky. 5, Ashland, died peacefully Sunday evening, Oct. 27, 2013, in Kingsbrook Lifecare Center in Ashland, with his family at his bedside following an extended illness.

Emmett, or “June” as he was known to many, was born May 24, 1926, in Boyd County, a son of the late Emmett and Mary Bowling Huff Sr.

June was also preceded in death by his precious wife, Inas Hart Huff, with whom he shared many happy and blessed years; a brother, James Edward Huff; and a sister, Rosida Huff Greene.

He was a retired millwright with Local 1519 and was of the Baptist faith. He was considered by his grandchildren as the greatest papa in the world, and he enjoyed fishing with them at Grayson Lake. He also enjoyed farming and raising goats.

He is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, David and Linda Huff of Ky. 5, Ashland; three grandchildren, Julia Huff Smith and husband Bob, Mark David Huff and wife Anita and Gary Lee Huff and wife Lisa; and two precious great-grandchildren, Dharla Marie and Elijah Lee Huff.

At his request, private services were Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013, at Rose Hill Burial Park in Ashland.

Arrangements were under the direction of Preston Family Funeral Home in Ashland.

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