Denton Charles Huffman

Published 12:01 am Friday, May 26, 2017

Aug. 22, 1929 – May 24, 2017

NATCHEZ — Services for Denton Charles “Red” Huffman, 87, of Natchez, who died Wednesday, May 24, 2017, at Merit Health Natchez, will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Laird Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Mike Harrigill officiating.

Burial will follow at Greenlawn Memorial Park Cemetery under the direction of Laird Funeral Home.

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Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today and from noon until service time Saturday at the funeral home.

Mr. Huffman was born Aug. 22, 1929, in Franklin County, the son of Robert “Bob” Huffman and Katie Newell Huffman.

He was a wonderful husband, a loving and devoted father and grandfather.

Mr. Huffman was a member of Pine Ridge Baptist Church. He was also a veteran of the Korean War and was employed by International Paper Company for 34 years.

Mr. Huffman was an avid fan of the Atlanta Braves. He loved to read and watch western movies. He also loved his tractor and gardening.

Mr. Huffman was preceded in death by his parents; twin brother, Robert Huffman; and two sisters, Agnes Huffman Smith Kirby and Inita Huffman Hood Stephens.

Survivors include his wife of 63 years, Helen Watts Huffman; one son, Karry Paul Huffman and wife, Sherrie, of Vidalia; two daughters, Nelda Huffman Boyd and husband, Brent, of Monterey, and Angie Huffman Calvitt and husband, Kenny, of Natchez; eight grandchildren, Chris Huffman, James Huffman, Kevin Miller, Toby Miller, Danielle Martin, Jordie Huffman, Casey Steele and Kent Calvitt; and 12 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Kenny Calvitt, Brent Boyd, Toby Miller, Jordie Huffman, Kent Calvitt and Joey Knox.

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