Don Huckelbury

October 16, 1930June 24, 2013
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Don Huckelbury, 82, of Van Buren, died Monday, June 24, 2013 in Van Buren. He was born October 16, 1930 in Van Buren to the late Albert and Ruth Huckelbury. He was a retired salesman and real estate developer; and served in the U.S. Air Force. He was an avid golfer, coached little league football, a member of the Rotary Club, and a 32nd Degree Mason.

He is survived by his wife, Nita of the home; a daughter, Lisa Huckelbury of Van Buren; a son, Bob Huckelbury and wife Lisa of Fort Smith; four grandchildren, Jason Paul and wife Erin of Rogers, Aaron Paul of Hot Springs, and Griffin Huckelbury and Ayden Huckelbury of Fort Smith.

Memorial service will be 2:00 p.m. Thursday, June 27, 2013 at Edwards Van-Alma Funeral Chapel, with the family receiving friends at the home of Lisa Huckelbury, 331 Topaz Way, Van Buren, following the service.

Mr. Huckelbury will be cremated and the ashes interred at a later date at Gracelawn Cemetery in Van Buren, under the direction of Edwards Van-Alma Funeral Home of Van Buren.

The family will visit with friends from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Wednesday, June 26, 2013 at Edwards Van-Alma Funeral Home, 4100 Alma Highway, Van Buren, AR.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Van Buren Boys & Girls Club, P. O. Box 443, Van Buren, AR 72957, or


  • Visitation Wednesday, June 26, 2013
  • Memorial Service Thursday, June 27, 2013

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Beverly Burkhart

June 28, 2013

My condolences to Bob, Lisa and the entire family on the passing of your father. I pray God sends each of you the peace that passes understanding during this difficult time. Praying for all! Love, Beverly.

Kathleen Townshend

June 27, 2013

Our hearts and prayers are with you all. Love Kathleen

Monique Poole

June 27, 2013

Mrs. Huckelbury, I will never forget when I came to your house to help me keep my cat Star. Mom and Dad said I couldn't keep her unless I earned the money to get her fixed and her shots. Mr. Huckelbury answered the door and said I could rake the yard for money. Needless to say, I was able to keep the cat and I learned how to work and what a sweet man he was. Thank you for always buying my crap when you didn't need to and always supporting my causes no matter how crazy they may be. You taught me the meaning of a neighbor and I will never forget it.

DeeDee Berry

June 27, 2013

Lisa...I am so sorry to hear about your father. My prayer is that you see his warm smile each time you look up and know he is safely tucked in the arms of his Savior. Peace be with you.

June 25, 2013

Dear Nita and family,
I will always remember Don's warm easy smile and the twinkle in his eye. His handshake was so much like my dad's. Many of his gestures and postures reminded me of the many Huckelbury males I have known.
You and Don displayed such gracious generosity and hospitality during our wild genealogy searches. You even let us spread all our maps and papers all over your kitchen and dining room. You hardly knew us, being California "foreigners", but you were so kind and helpful. Don took pity on us bear-besieged, newbie, mountain dwellers and sold us a reliable 12-gauge, so we would be safe - bless him.
I will never forget you both for your warmth and kindness - an example for all the rest of us.
Don, Charlie, Paul, Fred, Keith, Kenneth, Albert, and Ernest are somewhere fishing and telling tall tales on each other. Isabel, Patsy, Kippy, Hazel, Ruth, and Esther are on the sidelines and . . . well you get the idea.
With much love,
Vicki Huckelbury Lewis, cousin.