John Edward Huffman passed into his NEW LIFE WITH CHRIST on September 1, 2010. He was born July 12, 1922 in Fairmont, WV; and was married to Thelma Southern Huffman on December 25, 1946; in May of 1949 she gave birth to identical daughters, Shirley Kaye Roth and husband Fred of Wheeling, WV, and Anita Mae Sigmon and husband Jerry of Hickory, NC. John was the son of the late Nola Beryl Hess Huffman and John Emery Huffman. He had several sisters Mildred Hall of Fairmont, WV., Nola Headley of Ringold, VA, and Doris Gump of Mannington, WV; several grandchildren, Major General Jeffrey Scott Sigmon Mel. wife Lieutenant Colonel Beverly of Texas, Rob Sigmon and wife Jennifer of the Netherlands, Derrick Roth and wife Ashley of VA, Daniel Roth of VA, Carrie Roth of Wheeling; five great grandchildren, Ashley, Erin, Ryan, Christian, and Brady. Also surviving are several nieces and nephews, Betty Jc Barbour, Kelly Rex Murphy, Bill Morgan, Patty Foreback, Sammie Cottrell, Ronnie Southern, Samuel Southern, Catherine Hall, Gretchen Statton, and David Mayfield.
John was a graduate of East Fairmont High School, he was a Veteran during WW II, and he was with the
Returning to home from the service he completed his college work at Fairmont State College, and then received his Master's Degree from WVU. He loved his career choice of being an educator and made a positive impact on several children in Marion County. His first teaching job was at Davis Ridge in a one room school teaching 25 children grades one to eight. His last assignment before retirement was as the principal at Whitehall school.
He was a life long member of the St. United Paul Methodist Church in Watson. He volunteered for the Cancer society and transported clients to medical appointments. He was very involved with family, work, friends, and
church activities. He was active in the Fun Band and Senior Chorus. He also loved to sing, and he played several different instruments without formal training as it came naturally. He loved being around people and telling jokes.