Mr. Burl Ervin Huff, age 82, of Greensboro, NC, died peacefully Sunday morning, October 14th, 2012 at Whitestone, A Masonic and Eastern Star Community in Greensboro, NC. Mr. Huff was born March 13, 1930 in Ashe County to the late Dewey Talmage and Fannie Greer Huff. He was a long time Watauga County community member and business owner. He resided the past 14 years at Whitestone in Greensboro.
Mr. Huff was retired from a long history in the automobile industry in NC, including Huff Motors, Huff Ford Tractor, Huff Chrysler Plymouth and Mack Brown, Inc. A proud Mason, he dedicated 50 plus years to the Masonic Order as a member of Snow Lodge #363 in Boone, NC. He was also a founding member of Deerfield United Methodist Church in Boone. A friend to all, also known as “Papa Huff”.
Mr. Huff is survived by two daughters, Sarah Doty and husband, Joe Doty of Broken Arrow, OK; Donna Huff Naylor and husband, Dwayne Naylor of Newport News, VA, and one son, Gerald Huff and wife Jeannette of Boone. He is also survived by four brothers, Earl T. Huff of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Kyle C. Huff of Sparta, NC, George E. Huff of Morganton, NC and Jimmy D. Huff of North Wilkesboro, NC; and one sister, Mrs. Ruth Baker of Fleetwood, NC. He is also survived by six grandchildren, Vicki Wilcox of Springfield, VA; Doelan Wilcox and wife Terri of St. Louis, Missouri; Eric Huff and wife Jodi; and Todd Huff and fiance', Amanda Farthing of Boone, and Mackenzie Naylor and Zachary Naylor of Newport News, VA; four great grandchildren, Allyson and Garrett Wilcox, and Ella and Walker Huff, and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, Jack Huff, Bob Huff and Claude Huff; and one sister, Lillian Huff.
Funeral services for Burl E. Huff were conducted Tuesday afternoon, October 16, 2012, at Hampton Funeral Home Chapel. Masonic graveside rites and burial followed in Mount Lawn Memorial Park and Gardens.
Online condolences may be sent to the Huff family at www.hamptonfuneralnc.com.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Burl Huff Music Fund at Whitestone, 700 S. Holden Road, Greensboro, NC 27407.
Hampton Funeral and Cremation Service was in charge of the arrangements.