Thomas C. "Clint" Huguley, Jr.

April 14, 1935March 10, 2018

Thomas C. “Clint” Huguley, Jr. APRIL 14, 1935 – MARCH 10, 2018

Clint Huguley, beloved husband, father, and friend, passed away peacefully in his home in Houston, Texas on the morning of March 10, 2018.

Clint was born in Atlanta, Georgia on April 14, 1935 to Thomas Clinton Huguley, Sr. and Julia Garner Huguley. Because Clint, Sr. was serving in the Pacific Theater under Gen. Douglas MacArthur during WW2, and Julia was suffering from a chronic illness, Clint was raised by his loving grandparents, Dr. James Ryan Garner and Birdie Patterson Garner in Atlanta.

Clint attended William A. Bass High School, rose to the rank of colonel and Battalion Commander of his high school ROTC program, and graduated in 1954. He went on to attend Georgia Institute of Technology and spent his summers working in his father’s paint manufacturing plant.

In mid to late 1950’s, Clint worked for the Friden Calculating Machine Company, which led to a sales executive career at Singer Business Machines. After a promotion and moving to Houston, Clint was named Singer Business Machines Executive of the Year. In 1974 Clint founded Century Business Equipment, Inc., a company with its dedication to customer service and total customer satisfaction. During its 35 years, Century was recognized as one of Houston’s leading independent office equipment companies. One of Clint’s most notable legacies was his loyalty to the many employees who made Century a success.

Clint’s interests throughout his life included a devotion to family and children. He loved to play golf and took every opportunity to play the most famous courses throughout the U.S. and he British Isles.

Clint was a 20-year member of the Rotary Club of Houston, served as treasurer of Memorial Drive Methodist Church during its building program in the late ‘60’s, and donated his time and talent to many foundations and charities over the years.

Clint is survived by his beautiful and devoted wife of 20 years, Valerie A. Huguley, his 5 children, Karen Haught and husband Jim, Nancy Cochran and husband Mark, Lori Lamendola and husband Chris, Susan Harrison, and Thomas C. “Trey” Huguley, III and wife Kristen; step daughter, Alysha Owens and husband Jim; 12 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren with 2 on the way, his loving sister Julie Villar, and many nieces, nephews and close friends.

Clint and Valerie have been members of St. Martin’s Episcopal Church for 9 years where he made many friends and joined several fellowship groups.

As an expression of sympathy, Memorial contributions may be made to Clint’s favorite non-profit organization, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in his name.

A Memorial Service, officiated by The Rev. Mary E. Wilson and The Rev Dr. Suse E. McBay, will be held on 3/21/2018 at 2:00 PM at St. Martin's Episcopal Church at 717 Sage Rd., Houston, Texas 77056, followed by a short reception. The interment will be a private ceremony prior to the Memorial Service.


21 March

Memorial Service

2:00 pm

St. Martin's Episcopal Church

717 Sage Rd
Houston, TX 77056


Thomas C. "Clint" Huguley, Jr.

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Leslie Williams

March 17, 2018

My father (John Walton Williams) and mother (Dorothy Bramlett Williams) were dear friends with Clint during their growing up years at Bass High, Friden and onward. Early on, Clint and daddy made a pact that the first to become president of their own company would call the other to become his vice president. Decades later, daddy got that call and moved to Houston. Clint was a man of his word and exemplified the very definition of being a good friend.

It delights me to know that Clint was a follower of Jesus. This assures me that he is now, once more, healthy, spry, kind, loving, giving and happy. Until then, I will remember our good old days and look forward to eternity. May God bless Clints' family with the peace that surpasses all understanding as you grieve the loss of this wonderful man.

Joe Piekarski

March 16, 2018

Valerie, please accept Susan and my condolences on the passing of such a good, kind and caring man. He was my very good friend and I will miss him very deeply.

Our prayers are with you and your family always.

Joe Piekarski & Susan Conover

David Forrest

March 16, 2018

Valerie, So sorry for your loss of Clint. My wife (MaryAnne Masters) & I were also class of 1954 with Clint at Bass High. I was also in ROTC with him and he served well as battalion CO. Our sympathy to you and all the family.
Our prayers and thoughts are with you. David & MaryAnne Forrest

Mary Jordan

March 16, 2018

So sorry to learn of Clint's passing. He was a dear friend and classmate at Bass High Class of '54. Sending prayers for entire family.