Charles Huddleston, 74 Farmville Native Dies in Texas

Published 12:00 am Sunday, August 1, 2010

MANOR, TX, Sept. 2 – Charles Daniel Huddleston, 74, of Manor, Texas, died Sunday, August 29, 2004 after a long battle with cancer.

He was born January 21, 1930 In Farmville, a son of the late Thomas T. Huddleston and Mildred Simmons Huddleston. At the time of his death he was a resident of Manor, TX, where he was an active and supportive member of Eternal Faith Baptist Church.

Mr. Huddleston was a member of the United States Army where he served his country for over 20 years. At the time of his retirement he had served several states, as well as, Korea, Japan, Germany, Hawaii. Puerto Rico and Vietnam. He was awarded numerous honors while in active in the military. He began his career as a member of the 101st airborne division and ended it as a data processing supervisor in Vietnam.

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Following his Military service he moved to Austin, TX where he worked for the State Health Department from 1970 to 1990. He began his career for the state in data processing supervision and retired as a computer programmer.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 47 years. Nancy Huddleston, his brother, Shirley Huddleston and one son, Gary Huddleston.

He is survived by four children, Iris Marie Nicholson of College Station, TX, Delia Claire Huddleston of Manor, TX, Daniel Keith Huddleston of Round Rock, TX and Shirley Ray Huddleston of Dallas, TX; six siblings, James Huddleston and Thomas Huddleston both of Farmville, Louvenia Corr of Durham, NC, Hazel Olsen of Baltimore, MD, Helen Price and Audrey Wood both of Richmond; ten grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Funeral services were held 11 a.m. today (Thursday) at Scanio-Harper Funeral Home in Temple, Texas, with interment in Hillcrest Cemetery.