Posted: Wednesday, August 10, 2011 9:20 am
Billy Huggins was born July 12, 1935 in Ramer, Tennessee the son of the late John Franklin and Bessie Jones Huggins. He was united in marriage to Mae Louise Leatherwood on April 15, 1971. Mr. Huggins retired as a machine operator for General Electric in Selmer after 20 plus years of service. He served his country honorably in the United States Air Force, having been discharged in 1963, and was a member of the Church of Christ. Mr. Huggins enjoyed watching sports and camping with his family and friends. Mr. Huggins departed this life on August 7, 2011 in Bethel Springs, Tennessee at the age of 76 Years, 26 Days. He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Mae Louise (Leatherwood) Huggins of Bethel Springs, TN; four daughters: Patricia Dean and husband David of Morristown, TN, Wanda Jones and husband Charlie of Hornsby, TN, Dorothy Jean Cloud and husband Gary of Murfreesboro, TN, Mary Kaye Jumper and fiancee James Reed of Selmer, TN; five sons: Jeff Anthony and wife Stephanie of Kingston Springs, TN, Timothy Wayne Huggins and wife Vivian of Selmer, TN, R. C. Huggins, Jr. and wife Marcella of Ramer, TN, Anthony Wade Huggins and wife Patricia of Jackson, TN, Brian Keith Huggins of Selmer, TN; 25 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, 2 great-great-grandchildren; a sister, Polly Roberts of Sorento, FL; two brothers, Howard Lee Huggins and wife Bonnie of Glen, MS, Harold Roy Huggins and wife Madge of Selmer, TN; and many extended family and friends. In addition to his parents, Mr. Huggins was preceded in death by three brothers: R. C. Huggins, Billie Jean Huggins, Johnnie Huggins, Jr.
Services were held on August 9, 2011 at 10:00 AM at Shackelford Funeral Directors in Selmer, Tennessee, with Timothy Wayne Huggins officiating. Burial followed in the Ramer Cemetery at Ramer, Tennessee.