Highland: Obituaries

Charles Huffman, 83

Charles Huffman
Charles Huffman

Charles G. Huffman, 83, of Highland died on Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2016 at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Highland.

Visitation will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 8 and from 8 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 9 at Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 9 at Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland, with the Rev. Tim A. Darmour-Paul, pastor of Grantfork United Church of Christ, officiating. Burial will be in Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis, Mo., on Tuesday, Jan. 12 at 11:15 a.m.

He was born on Nov. 22, 1932 in Lutesville, Mo., to Charles and Dora Huffman. On July 26, 1974, he married Anna L. Lowery. She passed away on April 11, 2001.

Mr. Huffman grew up north of Cape Girardeau, Mo. He served with the U.S. Army from 1953 to 1955. He moved to St. Louis in 1955. He worked at a Sinclair Gas Station in Ferguson as automotive mechanic. He worked for Roy and Sons Brake in St. Louis, retiring from there at turn of century. He moved to Highland (Grantfork) in late 1980s.

Mr. Huffman enjoyed traveling with his wife. He loved to be outside and tending to his big garden. He enjoyed his dogs, goats, kittens, horses and goose. He like to piddle with cars. He enjoyed playing cards, especial canasta, and was often seen hanging out at Hardee’s.

Survivors include sons, Charles E. “Charlie” (Catherine) Huffman of Fenton, Mo., Gilbert C. “Gil” (JoAnn) Huffman of San Diego, Calif., and Jerry L. (Emily) Schmoele of Killeen, Texas; daughters, Patricia A. “Patty” (Dave) Price of West Palm Beach, Fla., and Sherry L. (significant other James Roach) Gehm of Fieldon, Ill.; grandchildren, Joseph Huffman, Lindsey Hobby, Samantha Huffman, Catherine Huffman, Russell Huffman, Cynthia Price, Nicholas Price, Brian Gehm, Alaina Medicine Bear, Heather Foster, Stephanie Schmoele, Alissa Schmoele and Anna Schmoele; and great-grandchildren, Dylan Hobby, Dylan Thorton, Hailey Thorton, Ivory Gehm, Isabella Gehm, Connor Gehm, Kathryn Medicine Bear, Liam Foster, Holden Foster and Kinsley (Schmoele) Bennett.

He was also preceded in death by his parents; and sons, Frederick H. Schmoele, died on July 6, 1981, and Stephen M. Schmoele, died on Jan. 4, 2006.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Southern Illinois.