July 24, 1946 - December 9, 2021
James "Jim" Henry Huffman, Jr., U.S. Marine Corps Veteran, was born July 24, 1946, and passed away on Thursday, December 9, 2021, at his home in St. Matthews, SC. He was the son of the late Juanita Williams Huffman and James H. Huffman, Sr. Mr. Huffman is survived by his beloved wife, Carol; son, James H. Huffman, III; daughter, Adrienne H. Bellinger (Ken); two cherished grandchildren, Lillian “Lillie” and George Bellinger, IV; sisters, Nancy H. Thomason (Bill) of Greenwood, SC, Kathryn H. Powers of Batesburg, SC; sisters-in-law, Marie W. Brown (Wayne) of Timmonsville, SC and Kay W. White (Sonny) of Dothan, AL; and brother-in-law, David O. Williams (Laura) of Columbia, SC. He also is survived by many nieces, nephews, grandnieces, and grandnephews. Mr. Huffman was born and raised in Columbia, SC, graduating from Eau Claire High School and attending the University of South Carolina before enlisting for Marine Corps service in Vietnam. He was awarded a Purple Heart, Bronze Star Medal, National Defense Service Medal, and several additional decorations, citations, and commendations. Mr. Huffman enjoyed a successful 25-year sales career in the tire industry before serving as operations manager for a thriving Columbia-based event rental business. He loved to entertain and cook at his ManCave for his golf, hunting, fishing, and shrimping buddies. He met few strangers, was a hero to many, and inspired all who knew him. He was an active member of Beulah United Methodist Church in Gaston, SC. The family expresses its heartfelt gratitude to the many healthcare providers who have supported them during this journey, in particular to the staffs of South Carolina Oncology Associates in Columbia, SC and Grove Park Hospice in Orangeburg, SC. The graveside service with military honors will be held at 3 o’clock Monday, December 13th at Woodridge Memorial Park, 138 Corley Mill Rd, Lexington, SC 29072. The family will receive friends and host a reception prior to the graveside service from 1 until 2 o’clock at Shives Funeral Home, Trenholm Road Chapel, 7600 Trenholm Road Ext., Columbia, SC 29223. Donations in Mr. Huffman’s memory may be made to Beulah UMC, 1577 Old State Road, Gaston, SC 29053 or to a charity of one’s choice.
James "Jim" Henry Huffman, Jr., U.S. Marine Corps Veteran, was born July 24, 1946, and passed away on Thursday, December 9, 2021, at his home in St. Matthews, SC. He was the son of the late Juanita Williams Huffman and James H. Huffman, Sr. Mr.... View Obituary & Service Information
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