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OBIT: Mr. Bobby Huff

Mr. Bobby Huff

Mr. Bobby Huff age 79 of Chestnut Mound died at 12:20 p.m. Saturday afternoon January 26, 2019 at the Signature Health Care in Algood where he had been residing temporarily since January 8th.

His longtime friend and high school classmate Eld. James Thomas Gibbs will officiate at the 1 p.m. Saturday afternoon February 2nd funeral services from the Carthage Chapel of Sanderson Funeral Home. Burial will follow in the Gordonsville Cemetery.

The Huff family will receive friends only on Saturday from 11 a.m. until the services at 1 p.m.

He was one of seven children of the late Charlie Huff who died March 18, 1990 at the age of 86 and Lena Lara Lambert Huff who died April 11, 1982 at the age of 77. He was born Bobby Dow Huff in Putnam County on May 9, 1939.

Three siblings preceded him in death, Henry Franklin Huff who died at the age of 77 on March 24, 2005, Mildred Huff Glover who died at the age of 65 on November 28, 1996 and Margaret Huff Bradley who died in California at the age of 86 on January 6, 2015.

At the New Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church on October 8, 1963 he was united in marriage to the former Jean Ward, a St. Mary Hollow Community resident. The ceremony was officiated by Eld. Charles Allen Gentry.

Mr. Huff was a 1957 graduate of Smith County High School. It was said of him in the ’57 yearbook: “He never had much to say, he just worked and went his way.”

He majored in agriculture all four years and served as reporter and treasurer and attended the FFA Convention his sophomore year and was a member of the Latin Club his freshman and sophomore years.

After graduation he farmed full time for a while and later began employment with Thurston Motor Lines in Nashville, William Hayes Motor Line in Lebanon and then Carolina Freight and before retirement with ABF Freight Lines from which he retired December 31, 1999. At the same time he was pursing his trucking career he continued his love of part-time farming.

Working out of doors on his and Jean’s farm which was part in Smith County and part in Putnam County, was total enjoyment to him.

Mr. Huff was saved at the age of 16 at a tent revival in Chestnut Mound. A portion of the Huff Family farm on Enigma Road in Chestnut Mound was donated for the construction of the Chestnut Mound Missionary Baptist Church. Christians never die, they just transition to the reward that awaits them in their heavenly home.

Mr. Huff loved God and his family, especially the grandchildren and spending time in Pigeon Forge and “the mountains”.

Surviving in addition to his wife Jean of over fifty five years is their son and daughter-in-law, Jason and Amy Huff of Buffalo Valley; siblings, Bill Huff of Lebanon, Robbie Huff Apple and husband Garland of Gordonsville and Tommy Huff of Castalian Springs; sister-in-law, Gladys Huff of Chestnut Mound; ten grandchildren; Jasey Huff of Nashville, Caleb, Kaitlyn, Gabe, Teren, Ella Gray, Liza, Sophie, Finn and Isaiah Huff all of Buffalo Valley. “We will see you in Heaven, Pa.”

The Huff family has requested memorials to the Smith County Backpack program.