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Billy Joe Huffman

September 9, 1941 - January 3, 2023

Billy Joe “Bill” Huffman, 81, of Forest, Virginia passed away on January 3, 2023.  He was the son of the late Harry and Margie Huffman. He was the loving husband of Phyllis Huffman for 63 years.

Bill was born on September 9, 1941, in Beckley, West Virginia. He graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School, and then enlisted in the U.S. Air Force. After serving 4 years in the Air Force he settled in Lynchburg and was a machinist at the Lynchburg Foundry at the lower basin.

He was a member of North Bedford Baptist Church and enjoyed spending time with his family.

In addition to his wife, Bill is survived by his children, David Huffman (Shirley), John Huffman (Melanie), and Sherry Jo Huffman (Vic); grandchildren, Joshua Huffman (Haley), Jessica Dowdy (Shaun), Tyler Huffman (Nicole), Brandon Huffman, Hunter Huffman, Cara Jo Little (John); 7 great-grandchildren; sister, Kay Mitchell; numerous nieces and nephews and many loving friends in the community.

In addition to his parents, Bill is preceded in death by his brother-in-law, Pat Mitchell Jr.

A graveside service will be held at North Bedford Baptist Church Cemetery on Sunday, January 8, 2023, at 2:00 PM with Pastor Chad Brady officiating. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Alan B. Pearson Cancer Center or North Bedford Baptist Church.

Tharp Funeral Home, Lynchburg is assisting the family.

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Dear Phyliss and family. I am so sorry for your loss, Bill or (Dragon) as we use to call him while we worked at the Lower Basin. A lot of years has passed since we last worked togeather and I have many a fond memories of our times at LFC, Bill was a great guy that loved you and the boys... With a wish and a prayer that God will be with you until we meet again/ Harry Davis

Posted by Harry Davis on January 8, 2023

Prayers of comfort for all the family

Posted by Whorley Larry on January 4, 2023

I am so sorry to hear of your family's great loss. I have not know y'all many years, however I could tell that he was a man with compassion and loved you and his family deeply. I pray that God give you all strength and grace thru your time of grief. Love Anne

Posted by Anne Stanford on January 4, 2023

We are so sorry for your loss and know that we will be praying for you all.

Posted by Kathy and Tim Baldree on January 3, 2023

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