The Commercial-News, Danville, IL

May 1, 2013

James P. Huffer


TILTON — James P. Huffer, 78, of Tilton, passed away in his home at 5:58 p.m. Monday, April 29, 2013.

He was born on Jan. 23, 1935, to Albert and Grace Preston Huffer.

He was married to his wife, Rita See, on Oct. 23, 1965, in Danville. She survives.

He also is survived by his daughter, Sina (J.R.) Williford; and his three grandsons, Joshua, Ryan and Seth Williford.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his sister Dorothy Huffer.

James had served his country in the United States Air Force. He later began work as a core maker at General Motors, retiring after 27 years.

James was a longtime member of the South Side Church of the Nazarene and would teach Sunday school classes as well as usher for the church. James loved to read his Bible and listen to Southern Gospel music. He also was an avid Cardinals fan.

A service to celebrate the life of James Huffer will begin at 11 a.m. Friday, May 3, at Sunset Funeral Home and Cremation Center, A Life Celebration Home, in Danville. Burial will follow at Sunset Memorial Park. Pastor Kent Pitcher will officiate. Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Thursday, May 2, also at Sunset in Danville.

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