John Kenneth Huffman
John Kenneth Huffman
  • December 22, 1929 - October 3, 2016
  • Pasadena, Texas

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John Kenneth Huffman passed away Oct. 3, 2016 in Friendswood, TX. He is survived by his wife of over 60 years Bonnie Jean Lewis, sister Iris Chloe Brotherton, brothers Harvey Huffman and wife Nell, and James Huffman, sons Kenneth Huffman, John Huffman and wife Wendy, and son in law Dennis Galbraith. He has five grandchildren; Bryce Galbraith and wife Monica, Kyle Galbraith, Ryan Galbraith with fiancé Beth Martin, Tyra Huffman and Ethan Huffman, great grandchildren Kenneth and Connor Galbraith and many nephews, nieces and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, George Allen Huffman and Ola Mae Mason, siblings Mavis Skelton and husband Everett, Ruth Plummer and husband Harold, June Spriell and husband Ray, Clayton Huffman and wife Billie, George Huffman and wife Katherine, Howard Huffman and wife Pat, Hubert Dale Huffman and wife Lula Mae, brother in law Joe Brotherton, sister in law Linda Huffman and beloved daughter Kay Galbraith.

He was born in Donie, TX Dec. 22, 1929 as one of eleven children to George and Ola Mae Huffman. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War where he was stationed in Alaska. There he learned his trade as a welder and moved to Houston for work and met his wife Bonnie Huffman. They were married Jan. 9, 1957 and resided in Pasadena, TX. He worked for over 30 years as a welder and boiler-maker retiring twice, once from Monsanto and then lastly from Sterling Chemical both of Texas City, TX.

He was a hard-working and crafty man always providing for his family. He was a long time member of Thomas Avenue Baptist Church of Pasadena, TX and a founding member of Monument Baptist Church of Deer Park. He loved to garden and was often the provider of many tomatoes, onions, figs or blackberries from his garden in Pasadena or peaches, pears, peas or watermelons grown at his old home site in Donie, TX. He was a great dancer, loved to tell stories and had a way to make most anyone smile. He loved his family and provided for them even until his death. He will be greatly missed by many as he made a mark on those who spent any time with him. He is now rejoicing in heaven with a great reunion with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, daughter Kay and many precious family members. We look forward to our reunion with him and our Lord because of our faith also. Special thanks to the care givers at San Jacinto Manor, Friendswood Health Care Center and AMed Hospice for their care and compassion in the last few years.