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Edward Swanson & Son Funeral Home

30351 Dequindre Road, Madison Heights, MI

OBITUARY

Billy Sunday Huffman

December 27, 1924July 10, 2019
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Billy Sunday Huffman, Madison Heights, MI, passed away on July 10, 2019, at the age of 94. He was born in Estelle, Georgia, on December 27, 1924, to John and Bess (Brannon) Huffman.

Bill is survived by his devoted wife Betty (Rife) Huffman, daughter Sherry Huffman, son Marvin Lee Huffman, daughter Krisaundra (William) Crowe, and daughter Beth (Thomas) Hall, six grandchildren: Kira (Timothy) Kurkierewicz, Troy Burgess, Samantha Burgess, Melissa (Caleb) Martin, Rachael Crowe, and William Crowe; and five great grandchildren Kooper, Kolton, Harrison, Josephine and Ulysses; and his sister Betty Fern (James) Browning, and sister-in-law Wilma Huffman. He also leaves behind several beloved nieces and nephews. Bill will be missed by many family and friends. Bill was preceded in death by his parents, sisters Lucille Huffman Fleming, and Nancy Huffman Adams, and brother John Huffman.

Bill and Betty celebrated 67 years of love, marriage and devotion together. Bill was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, son, and friend. Bill served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. Bill worked at General Motors before entering into a life of politics where he served as the Mayor of Madison Heights from 1961-1963, State Representative 1963-1974, and State Senator from 1975-1982. There is nothing Bill enjoyed more than spending time with his family and friends.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Madison Heights public library.

Family will receive friends on Saturday July 13, 2019, beginning with a gathering at 11:00 am until time of service at 12:00 noon, at the Edward Swanson & Son Funeral Home located at 30351 Dequindre Road, Madison Heights, Michigan 48071.

  • FAMILY

  • Betty (Rife) Huffman, Wife
  • Sherry Huffman, Daughter
  • Marvin Lee Huffman, Son
  • Krisaundra (William) Crowe, Daughter
  • Beth (Thomas) Hall, Daughter
  • Kira (Timothy) Kurkierewicz, Grandchild
  • Troy Burgess, Grandchild
  • Samantha Burgess, Grandchild
  • Melissa (Caleb) Martin, Grandchild
  • Rachael Crowe, Grandchild
  • William Crowe, Grandchild
  • And five great grandchildren Kooper, Kolton, Harrison, Josephine and Ulysses; and his sister Betty Fern (James) Browning, and sister-in-law Wilma Huffman. He also leaves behind several beloved nieces and nephews. Bill will be missed by many family and friends.

    Bill was preceded in death by his parents, John and Bess (Brannon) Huffman, sisters Lucille Huffman Fleming, and Nancy Huffman Adams, and brother John Huffman.

Services

  • Memorial Visiation Saturday, July 13, 2019
  • Celebration of Life Service Saturday, July 13, 2019

Memories

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Theresa (MCCLARREN) Matusick

July 12, 2019

Kasandra, so sorry for your loss. Your dad and you had a positive impact on my life. This world is a better place because of him. I smiled at in lieu of flowers a donation to our old library. Even now your family strives to better the community. God comfort you. May he rest in the lord.

Anthony Simas

July 12, 2019

Bill came to our high school and gave a very educational speech, it was my first political experience. I enjoyed his brilliant speech, I sat next to Sherry in the bleachers and she gave me a education about public speaking. Thank you Bill for your hard work. My condolences to the family and sending healing prayers. May God bless all of you.

Dianne and TOm Kienbaum (Winn)

July 11, 2019

Dear Marty, Huffman Family, Relatives and Friends,
Loosing someone we love is nothing easy, we can realize that we are blessed to have been able to share in his life. Our most sincere condolences.

Tom and Dianne Kienbaum (aka: Dianne Winn)

Suzanne(Danny’s sister) MacDermid

July 11, 2019

Marty,
Sorry to hear about the loss of your father. I know that you took care of him and looked after him before he passed. Their is no greater commitment than caring for a aging ill parent. My sincere condolences to you and your siblings for the loss of your father.

With deepest sympathy,
Suzanne MacDermid ( Danny’s sister)

Sandy Phipps

July 11, 2019

Betty, Sherrie, Marty, Krisaundra and Beth,

"As long as there is a memory, he will forever be in our hearts."

My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time.

Love,
Sandy Phipps

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Biography

Billy Sunday Huffman, Madison Heights, MI, passed away on July 10, 2019, at the age of 94. He was born in Estelle, Georgia, on December 27, 1924, to John and Bess (Brannon) Huffman.

Bill is survived by his devoted wife Betty (Rife) Huffman, daughter Sherry Huffman, son Marvin Lee Huffman, daughter Krisaundra (William) Crowe, and daughter Beth (Thomas) Hall, six grandchildren: Kira (Timothy) Kurkierewicz, Troy Burgess, Samantha Burgess, Melissa (Caleb) Martin, Rachael Crowe, and William Crowe; and five great grandchildren Kooper, Kolton, Harrison, Josephine and Ulysses; and his sister Betty Fern (James) Browning, and sister-in-law Wilma Huffman. He also leaves behind several beloved nieces and nephews. Bill will be missed by many family and friends. Bill was preceded in death by his parents, sisters Lucille Huffman Fleming, and Nancy Huffman Adams, and brother John Huffman.

Bill and Betty celebrated 67 years of love, marriage and devotion together. Bill was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, son, and friend. Bill served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. Bill worked at General Motors before entering into a life of politics where he served as the Mayor of Madison Heights from 1961-1963, State Representative 1963-1974, and State Senator from 1975-1982. There is nothing Bill enjoyed more than spending time with his family and friends.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Madison Heights public library.

Family will receive friends on Saturday July 13, 2019, beginning with a gathering at 11:00 am until time of service at 12:00 noon, at the Edward Swanson & Son Funeral Home located at 30351 Dequindre Road, Madison Heights, Michigan 48071.