Jerry E. Huffman passed away peacefully at home on Saturday March 11, 2023 with his family, including his dog Mayvis by his side, just as he had wanted.
Survived by wife Kelley, daughters Tracy Mahaffey (Jim), Meagan Pratt (James) and Bryn Huffman (Andrew). Grandchildren Taylor Jordan, Katie Smith, Austin Smith, Joseph Huffman, Branden Huffman, Nevaeh Pratt, Ryleigh Pratt and Liviana Bowers; Sisters Peggy Jones (Corky), Tina McCorkle (Ed), Nieces, Nephews, four great grandchildren, as well as Cousins and Friends
Preceded in death by father Elmer Huffman Jr, mother Naomi Hart, brothers David “Pete” Huffman, Todd Huffman, and son Matthew Huffman.
Born October 16, 1948 to Naomi and Elmer Huffman Jr. in Auburn, Nebraska. He loved to raise a little hell in his younger days, but was truly a hard-working family man. He loved his grandchildren and enjoyed life the most when they were around. He always made sure we had everything we needed, and we always knew he loved us. He was a simple man who never needed much to make him happy.
Family trips were just as simple as a car ride to and a car ride back from anywhere. He loved his sweets and was easy to buy for on his birthday. Snickers, Little Debbie snack cakes, half gallons of ice cream almost nightly and Dairy Queen’s Dilly Bars. He shared his love of ice cream with his dogs, taking them to the drive thru for pup cups. He loved to be outdoors, always working on a project or camping and fishing with family and friends. For years, you could find him enjoying his time in Wilber at the cabin. When family and friends came, the music was turned up and the laughter lasted into the night.
He worked construction for many years in Lincoln, including E.O.Peters, and later as owner/operator of Huffman Trucking.
He will be held in our hearts forever
No service at his request. Memorials may be donated to your local humane society or rescue.
“I am not sure of anything, but I am certain that I loved you with a depth that stars cannot understand.” -Author JM Storm
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