Richard Field Huddleston, Jr.


Richard "Dick" Field Huddleston, Jr., 94, of Siler City died Friday, March 2, 2018 at Coventry House of Siler City.

Mr. Huddleston, Jr. was born in Chatham County on February 26, 1924 the son of Richard F. Huddleston, Sr. and Hallie Lee (Kelly) Huddleston. Dick was a graduate of Siler City High School and attended Duke University. A member of the First United Methodist Church and the Joyner-Brewer Sunday School Class, and had served on the Administration Board. Dick was a veteran of the US Navy-Air Force during WW II, with duty in the European Theater. He served as Cub Master of Troop 924 and Scout Master of Troop 926. He coached Optimist Little League Baseball team for a number of years. He retired from the US Postal service where he was employed as a postal clerk and rural mail carrier. Dick was a former fire Chief and a volunteer fireman with the Siler City Fire Department for over thirty years, and was an instructor in the N. C. Fire College for four years. After his postal service, he was employed by the Chatham News Publishing Company for over 10 years. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, wood working and refinishing furniture.

Dick was preceded in death by his wife, June Dark Huddleston; his parents; sisters, Virginia Paschal, Sallie Hackney and Frances Bonds.

He is survived by one son: Richard F. Huddleston, III and wife, Juli Anne of Pinckney, Michigan; granddaughter, Emily Anne Huddleston Tutor and husband, Joseph of San Diego, CA; grandson, Samuel Murray Huddleston and fiancé, Kaitlyn Lemon of Berrien Springs, MI; one sister: Sara H. Burgess of Siler City and numerous nieces and nephews.

The family wishes to extend a special thank you to Dr. Byron Hoffman and the staff of Chatham Medical Specialist.

The family will receive friends Thursday, March 8, 2018 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at Smith & Buckner Funeral Home, 230 North Second Avenue, Siler City. A graveside service will be held Friday, March 9, 2018 at 11:00 AM at Oakwood Cemetery, N. Chatham Ave, Siler City with Rev. Bob Wachs officiating.

Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church, P O Box 212, Siler City, NC 27344.

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