Arthur R. “Art” Huffman, 87, of Cabool, Missouri, passed away Friday, December 12, 2008, at Willow Care Nursing Home in Willow Springs, Missouri.
He was born on September 17, 1921 in Cabool, the son of the late Thomas and Josie (Hill) Huffman.
Art was united in marriage to Louise Parker on June 25, 1954 in North Carolina, and to this union two children were born, Lonzo and Shirley.
Art was a lifelong resident of Cabool. He worked at many different jobs over the years, but was well known for working at Cabool Cemetery and probably one of the last to dig graves by hand.
He was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters, Frances Johnson and Mary Ellen Geren.
Art is survived by his wife of 54 years, Louise of the home; his son, Lonzo of Cabool; his daughter, Shirley Stafford of Willow Springs; eight grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and numerous other relatives and friends.
A visitation was held from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. Monday, December 15, 2008, at the funeral home. Interment will be at Cabool Cemetery at a later date. Arrangements were under the direction of Elliott-Gentry-Carder Funeral Home of Cabool.