Richard Elwood ‘Woody’ Huffman

Huffman-Richard obit

Richard Elwood “Woody” Huffman, 72, of Urbana, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014, in Mercy McAuley Center, Urbana.

He was born in Westville on Oct. 3, 1941, a son of the late Delford and Mirinda Alice Holbrook Huffman. He also was preceded in death by a brother, Millard Huffman; and his special friend, Bruce Haulman.

He is survived by his children, Janice L. (Mike) Stokes of Urbana; his grandchildren, David, Becky and Samantha; four great-grandchildren; his brother, Harry Huffman; his sisters, Joyce (Don) Shockey, Janie (Jim) Garvin and Joy A. Huffman; numerous nieces and nephews; and his special farm family, Janet “Mom” Birt, Marianne Birt and Cindy Haulman.

Richard enjoyed riding his Harley motorcycle, camping and short vacations; he was most content at home. One of his favorite places, which he got to go to twice, was the Crazy Horse and Black Hills Wild Horse sanctuary in South Dakota.

Most of all, Woody was a farmer, a caretaker of this earth; that was his passion.

Pastor Mike Eckstein officiates a funeral at 1 p.m. Saturday at Vernon Funeral Home, Urbana, where visitation is two hours prior. Burial follows in Kingscreek Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Black Hills Wild Horse Sanctuary, 12165 Highland Road, Hot Springs, SD 57747.

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