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OBITUARY

Joseph "Sepp" Huber

April 30, 1937June 5, 2019
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Joseph “Sepp” Huber passed away peacefully on June 5, 2019. Sepp was born and raised in Munich Germany. He lived there with his family until 1955. He then moved to Memphis as his sister had settled here with her husband. He married the love of his life, Betty Moore, in 1958. They lived in Southeast Memphis where they raised their two children Eric and Lynda. They lived in Memphis for 30 years. Having had a background in Germany in metal and iron works, Sepp soon became accomplished in sheet metal and sign building. He was instrumental in designing and building the prototype of the first Holiday Inn sign at Cummings Sign Co. where he was employed for 30 years. After playing soccer in Germany and having a deep interest in sports, Sepp was key and instrumental in starting the first youth Soccer program in Memphis, the Southeast Memphis Soccer Association or SEMSA in 1969. He then formed the first club soccer in Tennessee, First Memphis Soccer Club in 73. He was the first Youth State coach. In 1976, he became the first college varsity soccer coach for Southwestern in Memphis, which later became Rhodes College. Sepp coached at Rhodes for 14 years and is in the Hall of fame there as well as the Tennessee Hall of Fame. A scoreboard is erected at Rhodes College in his honor. He was also involved in Olympic Development. Sepp and Betty later moved to Southaven, MS where they owned Tri-State Signs, a successful family business with Eric and Lynda. Many signs you see every day around the city were built there. In over sixty years of marriage to Betty, Sepp really enjoyed time with friends and such a close family. He loved to travel, go hiking, swim in his pool and keep a beautiful yard and home. The family took many camping trips together. He always loved to see his Bayern Munich games, World Cup games and proud of his role in the spread of soccer in the area and the U.S. If you know Sepp too, you know how much he loved Germany and his German heritage. Sepp is survived by his wife Betty, a son, Eric Huber and his wife Rhonda, a daughter Lynda Huber Davis, his grandsons, Nicholas Matlock (Maddie), Justin Huber (Danielle), Jesse Davis and David Huber (Bethany) and four great grandchildren, Laura Huber, Mia Huber, Cora Ros' Huber and Olivia Heine. He also leaves his two brothers, Fritz Huber and family of Sacramento, CA and Peter Leitl and family of Sweden. He was preceded in death by his father and beloved mother of Germany and his sister, Josephine Buckler and brother in law, Joe of Memphis, TN. A gathering of Friends and Family for "Sepp" will be held Sunday, June 16, 2019 from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM at Memphis Funeral Home, 5599 Poplar Ave, Memphis, TN 38119, followed by a celebration of life service from 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.MemphisFuneralPoplar.com for the Huber family.

  • FAMILY

  • Betty Huber, Wife
  • Eric Huber (Rhonda), Son
  • Lynda Huber Davis, Daughter
  • Nicholas Matlock (Maddie), Grandson
  • Justin Huber (Danielle), Grandson
  • Jesse Davis, Grandson
  • David Huber (Bethany), Grandson
  • Laura Huber, Grandchild
  • Mia Huber, Grandchild
  • Cora Ros' Huber, Grandchild
  • Olivia Heine, Grandchild
  • Fritz Huber, Brother
  • Peter Leitl, Brother
  • He was preceded in death by his father and beloved mother of Germany and his sister, Josephine Buckler and brother in law, Joe of Memphis, TN.
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Nicholas Matlock
  • Justin Huber
  • Jesse Davis
  • David Huber

Services

16 June

Gathering of Friends and Family

12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Memphis Funeral Home

5599 Poplar Avenue
Memphis, Tennessee

16 June

Celebration of Life Service

2:00 pm

Memphis Funeral Home

5599 Poplar Avenue
Memphis, Tennessee

Memories

Joseph "Sepp" Huber

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Bill Hatcliff

June 16, 2019

When Tony called to tell me of Sepp's passing the memories came flooding back. Those years I played for Sepp from the mid through the late 1970's on the Mustangs and Kickers will never be forgotten. I think I still have some of those orange jerseys. I like to think my time riding the bench in those early years had nothing to do with my lack of ability, but more to do with how much fun Sepp and I had on the side lines. Incredibly exhilarating wins, heartbreaking losses, road trips for State and Regional tournaments, rolling “Pumpkin Head’s” yard on Halloween, the “Mr. Bill” photo album, and friendships that last a lifetime were all possible because Sepp cared enough about a beautiful game and a bunch of goofy teenage boys. And putting up with all of it was his lovely wife, Betty. I honestly do not have a single image in my mind of Betty not smiling. Although I have not had the pleasure of meeting Eric’s and Lynda’s families I’m sure Sepp’s legacy will live on through them. Please know my prayers are with you and the extended family.

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June 16, 2019

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Sepp and Betty’s German Anniversary meal! 🍻🥨

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June 16, 2019

Spending a special anniversary and Christmas with my favorite aunt and uncle! #Germany1989

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Sacramento vs Southaven ⚽️

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Biography

Joseph “Sepp” Huber passed away peacefully on June 5, 2019. Sepp was born and raised in Munich Germany. He lived there with his family until 1955. He then moved to Memphis as his sister had settled here with her husband. He married the love of his life, Betty Moore, in 1958. They lived in Southeast Memphis where they raised their two children Eric and Lynda. They lived in Memphis for 30 years.
Having had a background in Germany in metal and iron works, Sepp soon became accomplished in sheet metal and sign building. He was instrumental in designing and building the prototype of the first Holiday Inn sign at Cummings Sign Co. where he was employed for 30 years.
After playing soccer in Germany and having a deep interest in sports, Sepp was key and instrumental in starting the first youth Soccer program in Memphis, the Southeast Memphis Soccer Association or SEMSA in 1969. He then formed the first club soccer in Tennessee, First Memphis Soccer Club in 73. He was the first Youth State coach. In 1976, he became the first college varsity soccer coach for Southwestern in Memphis, which later became Rhodes College. Sepp coached at Rhodes for 14 years and is in the Hall of fame there as well as the Tennessee Hall of Fame. A scoreboard is erected at Rhodes College in his honor. He was also involved in Olympic Development.
Sepp and Betty later moved to Southaven, MS where they owned Tri-State Signs, a successful family business with Eric and Lynda. Many signs you see every day around the city were built there.
In over sixty years of marriage to Betty, Sepp really enjoyed time with friends and such a close family. He loved to travel, go hiking, swim in his pool and keep a beautiful yard and home. The family took many camping trips together. He always loved to see his Bayern Munich games, World Cup games and proud of his role in the spread of soccer in the area and the U.S. If you know Sepp too, you know how much he loved Germany and his German heritage.
Sepp is survived by his wife Betty, a son, Eric Huber and his wife Rhonda, a daughter Lynda Huber Davis, his grandsons, Nicholas Matlock (Maddie), Justin Huber (Danielle), Jesse Davis and David Huber (Bethany) and four great grandchildren, Laura Huber, Mia Huber, Cora Ros' Huber and Olivia Heine.
He also leaves his two brothers, Fritz Huber and family of Sacramento, CA and Peter Leitl and family of Sweden. He was preceded in death by his father and beloved mother of Germany and his sister, Josephine Buckler and brother in law, Joe of Memphis, TN.
A gathering of Friends and Family for "Sepp" will be held Sunday, June 16, 2019 from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM at Memphis Funeral Home, 5599 Poplar Ave, Memphis, TN 38119, followed by a celebration of life service from 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM.
Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.MemphisFuneralPoplar.com for the Huber family.