Joseph Vernon Huff
May 16, 1936 - December 26, 2016
Born in Person County, NC
Resided in Person County, NC
Wednesday December 28, 2016, 6-7:30 PM
Brooks & White
907 Durham Rd
Roxboro, NC 27573
Thursday December 29, 2016, 11 AM
Warren's Grove United Methdodist Church
1511 Wesleyan Road
Roxboro, NC 27574
Joseph Vernon Huff, 80, of 54 Wrenn Crumpton Road, Roxboro, died Monday, December 26, 2016. Born in Person County, he was the son of the late Joseph Royce Huff and Florenda Phillips Huff. In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by his brother, William Robert "Billy" Huff. He attended Wake Forest University and Piedmont Technical College. He was also an Army veteran, having served three years in the Chemical Corps at Fort McClellan, Alabama.
Vernon served as Captain of the Auxiliary Police of Person County and Director of Civil Defense of Person County in his earlier years. Mr. Huff was a very active member of Warren's Grove United Methodist Church. He was the past president of the United Methodist Men, chairman of the Administrative Council, Sunday School superintendent and teacher, church historian, choir member, and "Stew Master."
Vernon enjoyed coaching midget football at Bushy Fork. He also coached and pitched softball for Warren's Grove UMC and the C&A Royals. Mr. Huff retired after working at Collins and Aikman Corp for 43 years.
For the past 20 years, Vernon loved taking his family on vacation to White Lake.
Surviving are his wife of 61 years, Juanita Lunsford Huff of the home; three children: Renee Huff Whitfield (Charles) of Hurdle Mills, Barry Huff (Jennifer) of Roxboro, and Joey Huff (Ann) of Kinston; six grandchildren: Megan Whitfield Davis, Morgan Whitfield, Michaela Huff, Matthew Huff, Joseph Huff, and Catherine Huff; three great-grandchildren: Ashlyn Huff, Hayden Huff, and Hudson Horton; one brother, David Royce "Buster" Huff of Roxboro; two sisters: Barbara Hall of Roxboro and Janey Hall of Oxford and a host of nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held 6-7:30 PM Wednesday, December 28, 2016 in the Brooks & White Chapel and other times at the home.
Funeral service will be 11 AM Thursday, December 29, 2016 at Warren's Grove United Methodist Church with the Rev. Anne Sims officiating. Burial will follow in the Person Memorial Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Guy Guidry, Howard Solomon, Dr. Johnny Bradsher, Randy Cash, James Carver, and Randy Horner. Honorary pallbearers will be Aaron Duncan, Larry Crabtree, and Tim Horton.
Memorials may be made to Warren's Grove United Methodist Church Elevator Fund, c/o Evelyn Duncan, 2882 Burlington Road, Roxboro, NC 27574 or Community Hospice, 2541 S. Church Street, Burlington, NC 27515.