Charles Robert Huff of Ashburn, Georgia, passed away suddenly Tuesday, May 31, 2016 at Tallahassee Memorial Hospital in Tallahassee, Florida.
Born in Union Point, Georgia on October 9, 1946, he was the son of the late Henry and Beatrice Huff. He graduated from Oglethorpe County High School in 1964, attended Young Harris College and served in the United States Navy on the USS John F. Kennedy in the Mediterranean. After his military service, Mr. Huff graduated from the University of Georgia with an agricultural engineering degree. Mr. Huff spent his career all over the state of Georgia in the field of engineering and design. He retired from the Georgia National Fairgrounds and Agricenter in 2011 after 22 years of service as Capital Projects Manager.
Mr. Huff is remembered for his love for his family and church. he served at Ashburn First Baptist Church for many years as a deacon, youth and children's Sunday School and AWANA leader, and as chairman of the Building and Grounds Committee. In this capacity he designed and supervised the remodeling of portions of the church sanctuary. Mr. Huff is most remembered for his love and devotion to his wife of 47 years and to his most precious children and grandchildren. His service to others, family, friends and strangers had its origins in his love for his Lord.
Mr. Huff is survived by his wife, Dianne Huff; sons, Charles Huff (Polly) of Tifton, Georgia and Tim Huff (Alisha) of Bremen, Georgia; his daughter, Amy Huff Smith (Mark) of Carrollton, Georgia; his brothers, Harrell Huff (Vicki) of Montgomery, Alabama and Pat Huff (Donna) of Union Point, Georgia; his sisters, Louanna Webb of Union Point, Georgia and Hazel Palmer of Neotsu, Oregon; his five grandchildren, Elizah Huff, Elizabeth Huff, Luke Huff, Marshall Huff, and Samuel Smith and many other relatives.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM, Thursday, June 2, 2016, in the Ashburn First Baptist Church. The family will greet friends beginning at 9:30 AM until the hour of services at the church.
The family requests that in lieu of flowers that memorials be made to the Ashburn First Baptist Church's Youth Ministry.