OBITUARY

Dr. Charles Jacob Huffman II

November 17, 1951January 6, 2019
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Dr. Charles Jacob Huffman, II, 67, of Sutherlin, VA, passed away Jan 6, 2019 at his home. Charles was born in Harrisonburg, VA on November 17, 1951 and was a son of the late Wiley W. and A. Henrietta S. Huffman. He was a Psychology professor at Piedmont Community College in Charlottesville, VA. Since receiving his Doctorate, in addition to Piedmont College, he was professor at Emory and Henry College, Mary Baldwin College, Shenandoah University and James Madison University. Charles graduated from Harrisonburg High School where he was member of the honor club, lettered on the football and track teams, and member of the chess club. He attended Trinity Presbyterian Church as a teenager in Harrisonburg, VA. He attended Old Dominion University & later went on to James Madison University where he received a BS in Psychology. Then to University of NC at Greensboro and received an MA and PhD in Experimental and Cognitive Psychology. Charles leaves behind two children, Tracy Huffman and significant other, William Woolf, of Weyers Cave, VA & Kim Huffman Diehl & spouse, Victoria Phillips, of Watertown, Wisconsin; a granddaughter, Olivia Huffman of Weyers Cave, VA and a grandson, Jacob Trent of Monticello, KY; a special companion of 24 years, Paula Kirtley of Vinton, VA and her children, Amanda and Sam Kirtley, who thought of him as a beloved father figure and role model; four sisters, Alice Pence of Santa Rosa Beach, FL, Nancy Early of Staunton, VA, Libbie Armstrong and husband, Wayne Armstrong, of Ruckersville, VA, Susan Huffman-Kirtley of Harrisonburg, VA and husband, Douglas Kirtley, of Grottoes, VA and a number of nieces & nephews. Also surviving are long time, best friends & neighbors, Norman & Betty Alderson and his loyal dog, Penny.

He was previously married to Jean Landes of Weyers Cave, VA, mother of his children, who survives.

He was preceded in death by two sisters, Marcia H. Roadcap and Janet H. Kinkead Stewart, a nephew, Albert Stewart and a great nephew, Robbie Shoemaker, Jr. He was an avid chess player and founded the chess club at Piedmont College. He loved all types of sports, horseback riding, motorcycle riding, swimming, gardening, animals & the outdoors as in hiking, camping & canoeing.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, January 26, 2019 at 11:00 am at Lindsey Funeral Home, 982 Keezletown Rd., Weyers Cave, Va. 24486. His body was cremated.

Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.lindseyweyerscave.com.

Contributions may be made in honor of the deceased to, U. S. Chess Trust, P.O. Box 838, Wallkill NY 12589 or www.uschesstrust.org.

  • FAMILY

  • Tracey Huffman & significant other, William Woolf, Daughter
  • Kim Huffman Diehl & spouse, Victoria Phillips, Daughter
  • Olivia Huffman, Granddaughter
  • Jacob Trent, Grandson
  • Paula Kirtley, Special Companion
  • Amanda & Sam Kirtley, Paula's Children
  • Alice Pence, Sister
  • Nancy Early, Sister
  • Libbie Armstrong & husband, Wayne Armstrong, Sister
  • Susan Huffman -Kirtley & husband, Douglas Kirtley, Sister
  • - Numerous, Nieces & Nephews
  • Norman & Betty Alderson, Best Friends & Neighbors
  • - Penny, Loyal Dog
  • Jean Landes, Former wife
  • Wiley W. Huffman, Father
  • A. Henrietta S. Huffman, Mother
  • Marcia H. Roadcap, Sister
  • Janet H. Kinkead, Sister
  • Albert Stewart, Nephew
  • Robbie Shoemaker Jr., Great-Nephew

Services

  • Memorial Service Saturday, January 26, 2019
REMEMBERING

Dr. Charles Jacob Huffman II

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paula kirtley

February 14, 2019

It has been more than a month since you left us and I still think of you every day and miss you so much. My favorite memories of you have to do with hiking in the woods and camping and enjoying nature. I loved all the fruit trees you planted and I will always remember you as a gentle quiet smart man. At your funeral Betty heard a crow when she first got out of the car and then later when she went by the farm she heard a crow and felt like it was you letting her know you are still here with us in spirit. She didn't even know my nickname for you is Charlie Bird. I like the thought of you flying high without any anxiety. Fly High Charlie Bird and know that I will miss you forever. Every time I walk in the woods you will be with me. I will be glad when your death doesn't hurt so much because it still hurts with piecing pain. I wasn't through wanting to try to beat you at chess. I will always love and respect you. Goodbye my dear friend.

Rufus Huffman

January 29, 2019

So sorry for your loss. I remember him for being a very bright, caring, fun person.
May your pleasant memories warm your heart and soothe your grief.
Rufus Huffman

Wendi Dass

January 17, 2019

Charlie's parking spot was next to mine at PVCC, and many a morning we would walk into the building together. Charlie was never short on smiles, and he always offered pleasant conversation. We often joked about the state of his car, and for a time, I wondered whether he perhaps lived out of it.

Charlie always brought a smile to my face, and I know many colleagues and students who would say the same. I will miss him and his cluttered, blue hatchback. My condolences to his family, friends, and students.

Ginger York

January 16, 2019

I am very sorry for your loss. Charlie was known and loved by many students at PVCC.

Jolene Hamm

January 16, 2019

Dear Family and Friends of Charlie Huffman:

It is with a sad heart that I write this letter of condolence. Charlie has always been a bright shining smile and someone who I could have "horsie" or "Danville" area conversations. I will miss those conversations. He was a great person who walked on this earth with such grace and gratitude. My heart, thoughts, and prayers are with the family. I know he will be missed.

With the Deepest of Sympathy,

Jolene

Susan Huffman Kirtley

January 16, 2019

Irene A.

January 10, 2019

I WOULD LIKE TO FORMALLY REACH OUT TO THE FAMILY OF CHARLES HUFFMAN. I EXTEND MY CONDOLENSCES AND SYMPATHY FOR YOUR LOSS. MAY GOD COMFORT YOU ALL IN THIS CHALLENGING TIME . MAY HIS SOUL REST IN PERFECT PEACE AND MAY WONDERFUL MEMORIES OF HIS LIFE AND LEGACY REMAIN EVERGREEN IN YOUR HEARTS.

GOD BLESS.
IRENE A.

Anne Allison

January 10, 2019

I was on a PVCC search committee with Charlie a few years ago. I think of him as the most professional of colleagues and also one of the kindest. I remember his love of the outdoors and his quiet wisdom. I will miss him.

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Biography

Dr. Charles Jacob Huffman, II, 67, of Sutherlin, VA, passed away Jan 6, 2019 at his home.

Charles was born in Harrisonburg, VA on November 17, 1951 and was a son of the late Wiley W. and A. Henrietta S. Huffman.

He was a Psychology professor at Piedmont Community College in Charlottesville, VA. Since receiving his Doctorate, in addition to Piedmont College, he was professor at Emory and Henry College, Mary Baldwin College, Shenandoah University and James Madison University.

Charles graduated from Harrisonburg High School where he was member of the honor club, lettered on the football and track teams, and member of the chess club. He attended Trinity Presbyterian Church as a teenager in Harrisonburg, VA.
He attended Old Dominion University & later went on to James Madison University where he received a BS in Psychology. Then to University of NC at Greensboro and received an MA and PhD in Experimental and Cognitive Psychology.

Charles leaves behind two children, Tracy Huffman and significant other, William Woolf, of Weyers Cave, VA & Kim Huffman Diehl & spouse, Victoria Phillips, of Watertown, Wisconsin; a granddaughter, Olivia Huffman of Weyers Cave, VA and a grandson, Jacob Trent of Monticello, KY; a special companion of 24 years, Paula Kirtley of Vinton, VA and her children, Amanda and Sam Kirtley, who thought of him as a beloved father figure and role model; four sisters, Alice Pence of Santa Rosa Beach, FL, Nancy Early of Staunton, VA, Libbie Armstrong and husband, Wayne Armstrong, of Ruckersville, VA, Susan Huffman-Kirtley of Harrisonburg, VA and husband, Douglas Kirtley, of Grottoes, VA and a number of nieces & nephews. Also surviving are long time, best friends & neighbors, Norman & Betty Alderson and his loyal dog, Penny.

He was previously married to Jean Landes of Weyers Cave, VA, mother of his children, who survives.

He was preceded in death by two sisters, Marcia H. Roadcap and Janet H. Kinkead Stewart, a nephew, Albert Stewart and a great nephew, Robbie Shoemaker, Jr.

He was an avid chess player and founded the chess club at Piedmont College. He loved all types of sports, horseback riding, motorcycle riding, swimming, gardening, animals & the outdoors as in hiking, camping & canoeing.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, January 26, 2019 at 11:00 am at Lindsey Funeral Home, 982 Keezletown Rd., Weyers Cave, Va. 24486. His body was cremated.

Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.lindseyweyerscave.com.

Contributions may be made in honor of the deceased to, U. S. Chess Trust, P.O. Box 838, Wallkill NY 12589 or www.uschesstrust.org.