Jerry David Huffman (1940-2015)
Born in Hickory, North Carolina, June 4, 1940, he was the son of the late Horace Clifton and Jennie Lineberger Huffman. Jerry graduated from Hickory High School in 1958 and received a Bachelor of Science degree in textile technology from North Carolina State University in 1962. While at NC State, he was a member of Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity. Upon graduation and completion of ROTC Activities, he was commissioned as an officer in the U. S. Army. While being assigned to the First Air Cavalry Division at Ft. Benning, Georgia, He served a tour in Vietnam with the division. After military service, Mr. Huffman received an MBA degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He joined Celanese Corporation, moved to New York and pursued a long career in Textile Marketing. Mr. Huffman is survived by two sons, James Clifton, married to Kristen Haryung Huffman, and David Christopher, married to Holly Gates Huffman; three grandchildren, Keller David, Casey Owen and Marley Rae Huffman; One sister, Lorene Painter, two brothers Horace Stratford Huffman and Daniel Frederick Huffman; as well many nieces and nephews.
Memorial services for Jerry will be held in Hickory, NC on December 5th. There will be a graveside service with military honors at Catawba Memorial at 1PM, a Memorial service in the chapel at Bass-Smith Funeral Home at 2PM with a reception to follow (also at Bass-Smith Funeral Home).
Contributions may be made in his honor to United Veterans Beacon House at 1715 Union Blvd, Bayshore, NY 11706.