Mount Vernon News

Mount Vernon News
April 15, 2014 10:51 am EDT



WOOSTER — Melvin F. Huffman, 89, of Wooster, went home to be with the Lord and to rejoin his “Sweetie Face” on April 12, 2014 at West View Healthy Living in Wooster. He was also surrounded by his family.

Melvin was born in Loudonville on March 29, 1925, to Albert and V. Fern (Banbury) Huffman.

He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and married Adeline Smith in Loudonville in 1945. She went home to be with the Lord on Feb. 26, 2005.

He previously lived in Mount Vernon before moving to Wooster in 1946 and worked for Columbia Gas Co. as a foreman for 35 years before retiring in 1980. Following his retirement, he then worked for the Wayne County Landfill Co. for the next 10 years.

He was a member of Trinity United Church Christ Church in Wooster; Masonic Lodge 528 F&AM of Shreve; lifetime member of American Legion Post 68 of Wooster; he enjoyed playing Euchre and was a very sociable individual. He mostly loved spending time with his family and especially his grandchildren throughout the years.

He is survived by his children, Chuck (Paula) Huffman of Wooster, Jim (Ellen) Huffman of Shelby, Ohio, and Bonnie (Roger) Alfred of Lakeville, Ohio; 10 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren; a brother, Kenneth (June) Huffman of Mount Vernon, Ohio; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents and wife, he is preceded in death by a great-granddaughter, Elizabeth Alfred; a sister, Ida Wiseman; and a brother, Charles Huffman.

Services will be Wednesday, at 11 a.m., at Custer-Glenn Funeral Home, 2284 Benden Drive, Wooster, with Pastors Eric and Kirk Fairhurst officiating. Military honors will then take place as well as entombment at Sherwood Memorial Gardens in Wooster.

Visitation will be today, from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m., at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made in lieu of flowers to either Hospice Life Care of Wayne County, 2525 Back Orrville Road, Wooster, OH 44691; or the Wooster Twp. Fire Dept. c/o the funeral home.

The family would like to thank the staff of West View Healthy Living as well as Hospice Life Care for their loving care, support and concern during Melvin’s stay.

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