William R. Huff, 84, of Kokomo, died at 11:10 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 19, 2005, at his residence.
He was born in Tipton on Dec. 3, 1920, to Raymond Huff and Pearl (Knotts) Huff Jones. He married Evelyn G. Crawford on Oct. 3, 1938, and she survives. He had previously lived in Brazil for 25 years and Goldsmith, Ind., for 20 years.
William had retired in 1983 from Farm Bureau Insurance Co. He formerly had served as the Veterans Service Officer for Tipton County, Tipton County Treasurer, and the Tipton County Assessor. He was a member of the Goldsmith United Methodist Church, Masonic Lodge, Scottish Rite, B.P.O. Elks in Brazil and the American Legion. William served in the U.S. Army in World War II.
Surviving are his wife, Evelyn; two daughters, Sherry Kay Watson of Goldsmith, and Jerry Lee Gabriel of Kokomo; and one son, William C. Huff of Kokomo. He has nine grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren and a half brother, James Jones, in Pendleton. He was preceded in death by one brother, one sister and one great-grandchild
Funeral services will be held at the Goldsmith United Methodist Church at 11 a.m. on Wednesday with the Rev. Evan Strong presiding. Burial will follow in Tetersburg Cemetery with military rites at the graveside. Visitation will be on Tuesday, 4-8 p.m., at Young-Nichols Funeral Home, Tipton and Wednesday at the church from 10-11 a.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Goldsmith United Methodist Church or the American Cancer Society.