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Cecil R. Huff
July 11, 1937 - Aug. 21, 2013
PLYMOUTH â€” Cecil R. Huff, 76, a resident of Plymouth for the past 23 years, died unexpectedly of natural causes in his home at 2:21 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2013.
Cecil was born in Dawson, Pa. on July 11, 1937, the son of Cecil R. and Helen R. (Newell) Huff.
He graduated from Connellsville High School with the class of 1957.
On Oct. 3, 1954, in Connellsville, Cecil and Ruth Ann Breakiron were married and at the time considered themselves penniless but their dedication and love of one another for nearly 59 years has left them rich with many blessings.
In 1970 the family moved to the north side of Plymouth and established their home.
Ruth Ann survives his passing along with their five children. They are Rick A. (Donna) Huff, LaPaz; Deborah L. (Herbert) Stump, Lakeville; Greg L. (Susan) Huff, Plymouth; Jeff W. Huff, McComb, Ohio and Pam S. and (Wayne) Spaich, Plymouth.
Thirteen grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, five stepgrandchildren and nine stepgreat-grandchildren plus numerous nieces and nephews and close friends survive.
Two sisters survive as well. They are Donna (John) Beeson, Vanderbilt, Pa. and Helen Robbins. Connellsville, Pa. Four brothers also survive. They are: French (Sharon) Huff, Mt. Pleasant, Pa.; Ernie Huff, Dawson, Pa.; Russell (Linda) Huff, Connellsville, Pa. and Blaine Huff, Hundred, W. Va.
Cecil was preceded in death by a son, Douglas Huff in 1987 and a brother, Clifford Huff.
Cecil was a welder following in his fatherâ€™s footsteps. He worked a total of 33 years for the CSX Railroad, first as a welder, working his way to a territory supervisor prior to his retirement.
A gentleman farmer, he raised cattle, enjoyed country music and watching old TV sitcoms. He loved his grandchildren and was known as a jokester, playing and telling jokes. For his 60th birthday, Cecil enjoyed a hot air balloon ride with Sam Goebel/ReMax.
A man of his word and integrity and truth, he passed these virtues down through his family.
A past member of the Plymouth Moose Lodge, he had served as a Justice of the Peace in PA. He belonged to the NRA, was a lifetime member of the North American Hunting Club.
Visitation will be held Sunday, Aug. 25, 2013, from 2 to 6 p.m. in the Johnson-Danielson Funeral Home, 1100 N. Michigan St., Plymouth and for one hour prior to services in the funeral home at 11 a.m. Monday, Aug. 26. Pastor Brian White of the Lakeville United Methodist Church will officiate.
Interment will be in the Fair Cemetery, North Liberty.
Memorial gifts in Cecilâ€™s memory may be made to the Riley Hospital for Children, 705 Riley Hospital Drive, Indianapolis, IN 46202.
Letters of condolence and the sharing of memories may be sent to the family via: www.johnson-danielson.com