Wilder Funeral Home

4890 South Suncoast Blvd, Homosassa, FL


James William Huggins

14 August, 194828 December, 2019

James William Huggins, 71, lifelong resident of Homosassa, Florida, passed away on Dec. 28, 2019 at his home. Born in Homosassa on Aug. 14, 1948 to the late William Andy and Geneva Vertie (Langford) Huggins, James was one of ten children. Mr. Huggins was a painter by profession and the owner and operator of Devine-n-Shine Services, LLC. Pops, as he was known by many in the Homosassa region, touched people by his one of a kind personality. He was caring and loving for his family, friends, and even strangers.He loved to talk to anyone and he was always the first to say “Hello” and introduce himself. He would give the shirt off his back to anyone in need. He truly loved his children and wanted the best for everyone. All of his children were born and raised in Citrus County and Mr. Huggins grew up in the Pentecostal faith. James is survived by his wife of 41 years, Ruthie Mae (Hyden) Huggins; his six children: James R. "Randy" Huggins, Shonna R. Huggins Hupp (husband Jeff), Timothy W. Huggins, Michael W. “Mikie” Huggins, James W. “Booner” Huggins, Jr., Cletis L. Huggins; stepdaughters April and Jessica Hyden; his nine siblings: Elsie Marie Huggins Breeden (husband Donald), William Darrell Huggins (wife Susie), Henry M. “Mack” Huggins (wife Carla Jane), Irven Wayne Huggins, John Lee Huggins (wife Doris), Joyce Louise Huggins Stephens (husband Charley), Dawanna Marie Huggins McCall (husband Johnny), Sandra Eloise Huggins Fowler (husband James) and Audra May Huggins Licht (husband George); uncle James Thomas “J.T.” Huggins (wife Lenna); sixteen grandchildren and four great grandchildren, as well as many nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews. A graveside service at Stage Stand Cemetery, Homosassa Springs will take place on Friday, Jan. 10, 2020 at 10:30 A.M.. Wilder Funeral Home, Homosassa, Florida www.wilderfuneral.com


  • William Andy Huggins, Father (deceased)
  • Geneva Vertie Langford, Mother (deceased)
  • James Thomas "J.T." Huggins (Leena), Uncle
  • Ruthie Mae Huggins, Wife of 41 years
  • James R. "Randy" Huggins, Son
  • Shonna R. Huggins Hupp (Jeff), Daughter
  • Timothy W. Huggins, Son
  • Michael W. "Mikie" Huggins, Son
  • James W. "Booner" Huggins, Son
  • Cletis L. Huggins, Son
  • April Hyden, Stepdaughter
  • Jessica Hyden, Stepdaughter
  • Elsie Marie Huggins Breeden (Donald), Sister
  • William Darrell Huggins (Susie), Brother
  • Henry M. "Mack" Huggins (Carla Jane), Brother
  • Irven Wayne Huggins, Brother
  • John Lee Huggins (Doris), Brother
  • Joyce Louise Huggins Stephens (Charley), Sister
  • Dawanna Marie Huggins McCall (Johnny), Sister
  • Sandra Eloise Huggins Fowler (James), Sister
  • Audra May Huggins Licht (George), Sister
  • James is also survived by sixteen grandchildren, four great grandchildren, and many nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews


  • Graveside Service Friday, 10 January , 2020
  • Graveside Service Friday, 10 January , 2020


James William Huggins

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Ruthie Huggins

January 9, 2020

I pray your departure was swift from this earth ,I know you have to be in that peaceful place we all want to be some day make sure you give everyone hugs for me let them know I miss them so.if you are watching down on us tomorrow please take your children's hands and let them know your at peace and you'll always be with them no matter what in theirs hearts. You can rest easy knowing that our boys are grown into men who will be Strong enough to carry on after we are no more ,for I watched them that day when the news of your passing came it was as if the world had stopped spinning .I watched each of them turn into men as they comfort each other ,picked each other up and planned to tackle the task that they had always dreaded putting their Father to rest . You will
not be forgotten for you will always live through our sons ,who have become the men you raised to be. So Rest IN PEACE till we meet again your WIFE

Laura Winter

January 8, 2020

James Huggins,so much I could say...most of all my son ,Frank,loved you as if you were his Dad,his Pops,you were his Dad! Frank grew up to be a great man with James Huggins influence...he loved his children above all else. James Huggins was what the world would call a " good man" Rest with Frank ,James, I know you and Frank are watching over us....be sweet❤️

Sandra Fowler

January 7, 2020

My sweet sweet brother it was such a shock to get a call telling me you had pass away. My memories of you are placed in my heart where they will be forever more. I love you my sweet brother and I will forever miss you. You can go rest in peace with Momma , Daddy, your grandbaby and Jesus. RIP my sweet brother until we meet again
Love you alway your Sister Sandy.

Larry Naylor

January 7, 2020

I have had many many memories with my uncle James and none of them was greater than the other it's a true blessing to be able to call him Uncle! So I'm tagging everyone I know on Facebook song for the way I feel about him and how everyone that knew him felt about Uncle James and for those I don't have the song is called He walked on water - Randy Travis.

Suzann Baumeister

January 7, 2020

Uncle James was always smiling. Will miss his joy in our lives. Rest In Peace. ❤️

Holly Beams

January 7, 2020

Pops, I’m not sure where to start. You were one of the most loving, genuine and honest person I’ve ever met. You always had comforting words and open arms for anyone who needed it. You were always able to put a smile on my face during the hard times and took me in like one of your own when I needed you. For that, I’ll always love you. I’ll always remember you dancing in the kitchen with a Busch light singing, “there’s tear in my beer”. Miss and love you always, dad.

Audra Licht

January 6, 2020

My sweet brother my heart is saddened that you left us to soon.. you were loving ,caring, silly, funny, most of you were my BIG BOTHER!! I love you and will miss you.. you will forever be in my heart.. LOVE YOUR BABY SISSY!! Audra

Diane McLeod Strain

January 6, 2020

James I haven't been around you for years but I always remember when I was young how kind were. Goodbye cousin 💔

Mark Stuckie

January 6, 2020

I was lucky enough over the past 5 years to meet and get to know James. He was truly a kind, caring and giving person. He was always smiling, and enjoyed life to its fullest. I was impressed by his dedication to family and friends. He had an incredible work ethic, and always had time to share a laugh. God bless his soul in Heaven, he will be missed and never forgotten.

Cletis Huggins

January 5, 2020

Dad, is what you call a man who protects and provides and loves his children.. well you were all of these, the times we spent together and love you showed me I will never forget... Dad you truly were the greatest man to have ever walked this earth, you were my friend, my rock.. I'll always love you and never forget my dad. Hopefully you are showing the Angel's in heaven what it is like to have an amazing time with james huggins. Make sure you show them them the heart felt love you showed all of us. Love you always and I'll never forget you.. :(
Love your son cletis langley huggins