Brigadier Gen. Frank Alvin Huey

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“Although two years have passed, you will forever be in our hearts and minds. Miss you Al .... love you always! ”
1 of 46 | Posted by: Edna Perrone - Dover, DE - Family

“At a recent VMFA squadron reunion I was stunned/saddened to learn of the Judge's passing...where did the years go that I had lost contact with one of...Read More »
2 of 46 | Posted by: Don "Opie" Bussell - Kingston, OH

“I was promoted to Corporal by LtCol Huey. He also presented my Good Conduct Medal for "three years of un-detected crime". I bought him a beer in...Read More »
3 of 46 | Posted by: Karl Gross Gysgt USMC retired - GA

“General Huey will be dearly missed. I was fortunate to have served with him and am grateful for the mentoring that he provided. ”
4 of 46 | Posted by: Capt Jim Mundt - Lewisville, TX

“"Uncle" Al was the coolest of all of Dads friends and I am heartbroken to hear he is gone. But I am grateful to have known him and Lee and I have...Read More »
5 of 46 | Posted by: Sarah Shelton Senter - FL

“I only met Al once and that was at Tee Krimminger's memorial, but he surely left quite an impact on me. I mentioned to Tom that he had such a jovial...Read More »
6 of 46 | Posted by: Penny Easom - Little River, SC

“I met Colonel Huey at the Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort SC during the mid 80's while I served as the Athletic Director . He was a great CO and he...Read More »
7 of 46 | Posted by: James McPartland - Beaufort, SC

“Mrs.Huey,Eleanor, and Frank, General Huey was such a wonderful man who helped my family and I through our worse times and we are eternally greatful...Read More »
8 of 46 | Posted by: Mariana Page Smith - LOCUST GROVE, VA

“I can remember touring Pearl Harbor with Al and his family in Hawaii, hiking with him in the mountains of Colorado, and spending time with him in...Read More »
9 of 46 | Posted by: Jim & Liane McMillin - Talkeetna, AK

“Dear Lee,Elenore and Frank,You all are in our thoughts and prayers drug this time. Sam was such a wonderful man and always filled any space with his...Read More »
10 of 46 | Posted by: Bill and Melody Hamlin - Stafford, VA

“Mrs. Huey, You have our most sincere condolences. Periodically, we are blessed to walk in the shadows of great men. I am so blessed for having...Read More »
11 of 46 | Posted by: Charlie & Kathy Brown - TN

“Our sympathy is extended to your family. You are in our prayers. I always enjoyed talking with the General. Semper Fi Wade Bullman ”
12 of 46 | Posted by: Wade Bullman - Fingerville, SC

“Dan Tripodi told me of Al's passing. We all were friends at the University of Delaware. A few years ago, I told Al how fondly I look back at the...Read More »
13 of 46 | Posted by: Barbara Bilancioni

“We did not have the good fortune to know Al and Lee for a long time at all. We were delighted to work with he and Lee during the grief and sorry...Read More »
14 of 46 | Posted by: Roy and Jean Williams - POOLER, GA

“Frank, I am so sorry for your loss. Your father seemed to be such a strong, intelligent and honorable man as well as a loyal friend. You possess...Read More »
15 of 46 | Posted by: monique loin - beaufort, SC

“Dear Lee, Dennis and I were sadden to hear of General Huey's passing. We have fond memories of the time that we served together in Beaufort and...Read More »
16 of 46 | Posted by: Gale Doyle - Stafford, VA - USMC

“Words are insufficient for the gratitude i have for BGen.Huey.We served at the MCAS,Beaufort,S.C..BGen.Huey at the time was the MAG-31 C.O.I was at...Read More »
17 of 46 | Posted by: Sergeant Major.Wes Melton USMC Retired - MS

“I am sorry to hear about the loss of another great MARINE. I was with VMFA-312 in 1984 when the General was the Group Commander. We had a couple of...Read More »
18 of 46 | Posted by: robert e williams - beaufort, SC

“My prayers are with all the family and friends of this great Marine. Great memories of leadership of Gen Huey. ”
19 of 46 | Posted by: Glenn Landrum, Maj Ret - Sumter, SC

“Our hearts are with you Lee, Eleanor and Frank.I feel privileged to have married into a Marine Corps family. I understood very quickly, the loyalty,...Read More »
20 of 46 | Posted by: Allison Krimminger - Longs, SC

“Served with and around "the Judge" for more than half of my 26 years in the Marine Corps. I knew him on the ground and in the air - mostly as an...Read More »
21 of 46 | Posted by: Larry Adkinson - Lake Ridge, VA

“So sorry to hear of the passing of your son. Our thoughts and prayers are with you Fran. Blessings, Ed and Sonia Brakowski ”
22 of 46 | Posted by: Sonia Brakowski - Magnolia, DE

“I served with then Col Frank Huey at MAG-31 in 1983. He was the most professional Marine I had the pleasure to serve with in all of my tears in the...Read More »
23 of 46 | Posted by: Mark A. Livingston - Columbia, MD

“Al, you have served as a family Patriarch, served your country and community, served our God, and served as a trusted friend to many, many people. ...Read More »
24 of 46 | Posted by: Edward abd Kim Huey and family - DE

“Lee and family, Marsha and I send our deepest condolences on the passing of "Sam", "Judge", "Al" Huey: husband, father, friend, mentor, Marine's...Read More »
25 of 46 | Posted by: John Schwab - Pensacola, FL

“Lee, Eleanor and Frank, Words cannot express the sadness we feel for you in the loss of Al. He was a very special brother who will always hold a...Read More »
26 of 46 | Posted by: Edna Huey Perrone - Dover, DE

“Pacer was a good man and dedicated to the Marine Corps...Knew him well during our Viet Nam years as a respected Pilot and dedicated flyer with VMFA...Read More »
27 of 46 | Posted by: Gary Fabrizio - Los Gatos, AL

“Dear Eleanor, My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Linna Pinckney ”
28 of 46 | Posted by: Linna Pinckney - Ridgeland, SC

“Lee and family,Hard to put into words how much the Judge meant to us. We enjoyed his humor, his wisdom, his advice, his tenacity, his devotion to...Read More »
29 of 46 | Posted by: Jeb & Judy Strickland - Houston, TX

“Dear Lee,May fond memories of Frank, aka our Sam, bring you comfort during this hard time in your life. Look back on all the good memories you were...Read More »
30 of 46 | Posted by: Maureen and Don Jackson - MD

“Al and his steadfast presence will be sorely missed by all of the Patches. He was an integral and loving part of our lives and we are grateful to...Read More »
31 of 46 | Posted by: Nancy Patch - Potomac, MD

“Lee, Henry and I send you our deepest sympathy and prayers. Love, Henry and Ellen ”
32 of 46 | Posted by: Henry and Ellen Livingston - SC

“Dear Lee, Frank and Eleanor, Please accept my deepest condolences. Frank was a lovely man and will be dearly missed by so many. My thoughts and...Read More »
33 of 46 | Posted by: Fran Brinkley - CA - friend

“Robert Pappas sent me the news of General Huey's passing. I send my deepest condolences to you and other family members. I wish to notify you as...Read More »
34 of 46 | Posted by: Sharon Richardson, wife of Spence Richardson - CO

“Lee, Eleanor, and Frank, Your husband and father was simply the best! His leadership skills were second to none and his service and...Read More »
35 of 46 | Posted by: David L Barraclough - Pensacola, FL

“Mrs. Huey and family...our hearts are saddened by your loss. Our son, Tony a wright, thought the world of Al. He is in Germany now and will not be...Read More »
36 of 46 | Posted by: Jack and Barbara Wright - SC

“I relieved Sam as CO of VMFA 333 in 1982 and was given a squadron unequaled in pride and morale to any that I had been associated with in my career....Read More »
37 of 46 | Posted by: Bill Cheatham - Marana, AZ

“Lee, Eleanor, and Frank,Peace and love to each of you. Our deepest sympathies to you and all the family. ”
38 of 46 | Posted by: Jimmy and Barbara Adams - SC

“El, Frank and Mrs. Huey, My heart goes out to you For your loss. My prayers are with you and the rest of the family. May the peace that comes from...Read More »
39 of 46 | Posted by: Robin Davis - Stafford, VA

“"Judge" Huey was much more to me than a Marine I worked with and served under. He was my mentor, a friend, and a leader I counted on for over 18 of...Read More »
40 of 46 | Posted by: Dick and Sharon Ewers - Palmdale, CA

“Though I never got to knew General Huey, it does not matter. We were both Marines, and at a different time both of us were a part of VMFA 212. I...Read More »
41 of 46 | Posted by: Pete Longoria - San Ramon, CA

“Our hearts are saddened by your loss. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you and will continue to be with you in the days ahead. Al...Read More »
42 of 46 | Posted by: Betty Page Wilson - Grand Saline,, TX

“To those of us in VMFA-212 circa 1972, he was 'The Judge'. Later he was Sam. Always, he was a leader of Marines. He was more than a terrific...Read More »
43 of 46 | Posted by: Ed McMenamy - Palm Beach Gardens, FL

“I am saddened to hear of the General's passing. Only meeting him once at my Uncle Dorsie Page's funeral reception, he is a true American Hero to me....Read More »
44 of 46 | Posted by: AMANDA DAVIS - van, TX

“I'm sadden to hear of the General's passing. He was a great man and a true leader of men. My CO in 333, my friend in retirement. My prayers are with...Read More »
45 of 46 | Posted by: Charles Brown - Soddy Daisy, TN

“Lee, So sorry to hear about the judge. Judi Moore is the one who let me know. Had no idea he was sick. I know you guys came for Terry's service,...Read More »
46 of 46 | Posted by: Jay Cluelow - Peachtree City, GA

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Frank Alvin Huey
Fingerville, SC

Brigadier General Frank Huey,76, of Fingerville, SC, passed away Thursday, July 30, 2015 at the Hospice House of the Carolina Foothills in Landrum, SC. He was born July 31, 1938 in Tasley, Virginia to the late Stanley Huey and Frances Rothermel Huey Bennett of Milford, Delaware and was married to Lee McCown Huey for fifty-two years. Al grew up in Milford, Delaware surrounded by a large, loving family. As a result of his outstanding athletic ability and his strong sense of discipline, he earned twelve letters while in high school. He was a member of the first class of the Milford High School Football Hall of Fame, and in 2014 was inducted into the Delaware Sports Museum and Hall of Fame. Al, a 1960 graduate of the University of Delaware, was the 1991 College of Education alumnus of the year. He also received an M.B.A. from Auburn University and was a graduate of the Air Command and Staff College and of the Naval War College. In June, 1960, Al accepted a commission in the Marine Corps and he was designated a Naval Aviator in February, 1962. He retained his passion for flying fighter jets throughout his distinguished Marine Corps career that included three combat tours in Viet Nam. He was commander of VMFA 333 and of Marine Aircraft Group 31. He served as Commanding General of the 9th Marine Amphibious Brigade and of Marine Corps Base, Camp S.D. Butler. He also was Assistant Wing Commander, 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, and Deputy Commander, Fleet Marine Force Atlantic. His decorations include the Bronze Star Medal with combat "V" and the Purple Heart. His Marine Corps career fulfilled his childhood dreams. Al's retirement brought him many pleasurable years. He enjoyed time with his relatives and classmates in Delaware, attending military reunions, and visiting old friends around the United States and Europe. He delighted in entertaining house guests and giving them tours of the local area. Al loved speed, mechanical challenges, and teamwork and was involved in auto racing at several levels. The highlight of his retirement years was time spent with companions who shared his interests in aviation and vintage cars.
In addition to his wife and mother, Al is survived by his children, Frank and Eleanor. Also, by his brothers Gene (Hope) and Stan (Mona), half brothers Ed (Kim) and Tommy, half sisters Dorothy Reed, Edna Perrone (Tom), Sharon Palmer (Ed) and Karen Begley (Martin). Al's life was one of courage, determination, and leadership. However, his greatest legacy is the strength of his many friendships. His relationships survived time and distance and exemplified loyalty, respect, concern, and generosity. A memorial service will be held at 9:30 AM, August 11, 2015 at MCAS Beaufort Chapel and burial with full military honors will be held on August 11, 2015 at 11:00 AM in the Beaufort National Cemetery in Beaufort, SC. Following the services, there will be a reception at the home of Mike Rainey at 801 Prince Street, Beaufort, S.C. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the charity of one's choice.

Seawright Funeral Home & Crematory
Inman, SC