Wayne "Joe" Huddlestun (83) of rural Greenup


Published on April 26 2013 1:15 pm

Wayne "Joe" Huddlestun, 83, of rural Greenup, IL passed away at 9:30 am on Friday April, 26, 2013 at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Care in Mattoon, IL.

Joe was born on March 8, 1930 to Carlyle and Clara (Paul) Huddlestun at Yale, IL. He married Wanda “Imogene” Newlin on March 30, 1951. She survives. 

Also surviving are children Carl (Karla) Huddlestun of Greenup; Bonnie (Richard) Gilbert of Fairmount; Lee Huddlestun of Greenup; Betty (Chuck) Carr of Hidalgo; Bill (Kay) Huddelstun of Newton; Carolyn (Ken) Wolke of Montrose; Marilyn (Dave) Shumard of Greenup; Velva Paul Friend Terry Reeley of Greenup; as well as a sister Mary Cleo Strong of Greenup and 18 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. 

He was preceded in death by his parents; step father Ed Newlin; sister Sarah; brothers Clarence, Forrest, Raymond “Buck” and Kenneth. 

Joe worked at Ettelbrick Shoe Company and retired from Quinn Broom Works. He was a member of the Greenup Sportsman’s Club and enjoyed fishing, deer hunting and mushroom hunting. He loved spending time with family and dancing at his grandchildren’s weddings and the Greenup Hootenanny. Although Joe was not affiliated with any church, it is a great comfort to the family knowing that he accepted the Lord as his Savior. 

Memorials may be made to the Life Center of Cumberland County, American Cancer Society, Greenup Fire Dept. or donor’s choice. 

Funeral services will be at 10:00 am on Tuesday April 30, 2013 at the Barkley Funeral Chapel in Greenup. Visitation for family and friends will be from 5:00 to 7:00 pm on Monday evening at the funeral chapel. Burial will be in the Block Cemetery rural Greenup.

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