Jackie N. Huggins
Jackie N. Huggins
  • March 7, 1939 - March 9, 2015
  • Lorida, Florida

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Jackie N. Huggins
Born 1939 in Lake City Arkansas
An only child raised on a cotton farm by his grandparents whom were Cherokee Indian. At 15 this tall lanky country boy moved to Detroit.
And the saga begins'''. He said the kids picked on him cuz he talked funny. They only did it once he would say.
He met Annie his wife, served in the Marines
Raised 5 children: Richard, Georgia, James, Donna & Jackie
He has 10 Grandchildren: Georgia, Kristina, Jennifer, James, Marc, and River, Leshawn, Richard, Nicole, Jessica.
And 16 great-grandchildren: Kaylie, Pheonix, Curtis, Hunter, Wyatt, Fancy, River, Marcus, Memphis, Ashley, J.J., Dominic, Dylan, Conner, Lukas, Akelys.
He worked extremely hard all his life, sometimes with many jobs, a Forman at cooks paint, a speaker at his local union in Detroit. (He even had a meeting with Jimmy Hoffa.)
Construction and Maintenance contracts in Florida
He then chose the Broward County Sheriff Department to spend his career. He enjoyed the job, the deputies and the officers he worked with.
He finally retired and moved into the lake house he dreamed of owning his entire life. "You can fish everyday" he would say.
He would have anyone who came to visit fishing in no time.
He wanted a place everyone would enjoy and remember what he loved and worked so hard to achieve. All his kids would always have a place to go and to fish.
Our hearts are sad today. We all have special memories of this king & wonderful man.
May you rest in peace Jackie N. Huggins.

I had help with this one from Uncle Wally. When I called to tell him our devastating loss, he expressed his condolences, paused and said;
You know jack was a legend!
Definition of a legend:
1) A traditional story sometimes popularly regarded as historical by not authenticated. (We have authenticity)
Synonyms: Myth (No he was Real) saga, epic tale: (well if you were a Huggins the saga continues and there was always an epic tale.) Ok this fits.
2) An extremely famous or notorious person especially in a particular field. (now we're getting somewhere)
Adjective: very well known
(That settles it my dad is a legend!) We never thought of his as anything but our wonderful Dad but about this legend'''.
Every person lucky enough to be around his loved him.
He never yelled or screamed but you knew the "look"
He greeted you warm hearted.
That wink of his eye was a joy to see
He loved his family more than anything
He was a true friend
He was a southern gentleman
And as he called himself "a Cowboy"
His hugs & kisses could make anything better
He was strong, fair and kind
People he has known can always tell a story of how Jack helped them or Jack would take me fishing or Jack would joke and laugh with me'''.
That was him. We are all better in some way for having known him.
This world is truly going to miss the Father, Grandfather, Great-Grandfather, Big Poppa, Daddy, Father in law, Brother in Law, cousin'''.
Jackie Norman Huggins the legen lives on forever in our hearts.

It's a sad Day
When you have to say Farewell to someone you love so much.
It's a sad Day
That he can't see how many loves he touched
It's a sad Day
For all of us that we cannot see his face
It's a sad Day
Because all of us realize no one can take his place
It's a sad Day
There won't be more of those great big smiles
It's a sad Day
We can't talk with him for just a little while
It's a sad Day
When you have to say farewell
It's a sad, sad Day!