William Neil “Bill” Huffman, Sr., of Riverside, Ohio, went home to be with his Lord on January 10, 2021 at Miami Valley Hospital. He was born in Peebles, Ohio on November 22, 1932, to the late John and Ocie Mae (Yankee) Huffman. On January 17, 1997 he was united in marriage to Delores (Smith) Huffman who survives.
He was one of eleven children growing up in Peebles, Ohio where he graduated from high school. Bill was a U.S. Airforce Veteran serving during the Korean War. Soon after returning home he moved to Dayton, Ohio and raised his family on Mayville Drive. He was a good provider for his family working at Chrysler for 31 years.
He was proceeded in death by six sisters, Mary Ruth Stanford, Betty Ward, Edna Penix, Anna Grace Scott, Mable Turley and Eleanor Huffman; three brothers, Robert, Richard, and Walter Huffman; two sons, John and Neil Huffman Jr., daughter-in-law Monica Huffman, and grandson, Matthew Huffman.
Bill is survived by his sister, Helen White; three loving sons Robert Huffman, Jeff (Debbie) Huffman, and Timothy (Teresa) Huffman; two step-daughters Debbie (Harry) Tsalas and Deana (Ed) Margan. Deeply loved by many grandchildren, Annette (Larry) Jenkins, Tony (Jessica) Huffman, April (Wayne) Colley, Jesicah Fininen, Nicholas Huffman, Adrienne (Zach) Coffman, Sarah Huffman, Melissa Huffman, Laura (John) Stewart, Amanda Hunter, Malia Huffman, Timmy Huffman, and step-grandchildren Brent Wormsley, Haley Tsalas and twenty-six great-grandchildren.
Bill was known as a family man who loved and adored his family. He loved having all his family together and enjoyed cooking for everyone at holiday cook outs. He was there at every graduation, wedding, and other special life events for his boys and his grandchildren to show his support and love for them.
He liked watching all kinds of sports like the Reds, Ohio State Buckeyes, UD Flyers and Bengals. He enjoyed exercising every morning to keep himself strong and healthy for his family.
He was truly a selfless person who cared and willing to help his boys or a family member with whatever they needed throughout the years. Anyone who was blessed to meet him knew he was a genuinely good man. He was a faithful, hard-hard working, strong, humble, kind, funny, handsome, and loving man of God. Our family is going to miss his smile and amazing laugh and especially his special hugs knowing he cared deeply for you with an “I Love You”.
Bill enjoyed listening to gospel music and going to church where he was a member of the Valley Street Free United Baptist Church. Throughout the years he and Delores were at church every time the doors were opened. He enjoyed gospel music and reading his Bible daily. He lived out his faith to end of his life on this earth and loved everyone like Jesus.
Visitation will be held on Monday, January 18, 2021 from 12:00 pm to 1:00pm at Newcomer, Beavercreek Chapel, 3380 Dayton Xenia Rd. Beavercreek, Ohio. Funeral service will immediately follow visitation with Rev. Buck Smith officiating the ceremony at 1:00 pm. Burial to follow at Fairfield Cemetery.
Due The State of Ohio is under a mandatory mask order and has required that face masks will be worn in all public places.
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