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1941 Donald 2023

Donald Arthur Huffman

April 18, 1941 — December 13, 2023

Donald Arthur Huffman was born in Montgomery County, Virginia on April 18, 1941 to Arthur
Lee and Viola Lovern Huffman and died December 13, 2023.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Joanne Barker Huffman and his
former wife, Martha Oliver Huffman; two brothers, Audrey Lee Huffman and Danny Ray
Huffman; and granddaughter, Cordelia Elizabeth Huffman.
He is survived by two sons, Cory Stewart Huffman and Jon Michael Huffman and his wife
Jennifer Sickles Huffman; his granddaughter, Kaylee Jayne Huffman; his daughter, Jennifer White
and her husband George; two sisters, Linda Phillips and her husband Hoyt, and Wanda Wright
and her husband Jimmy; and two sisters-in law, Sue Huffman and Kathy Huffman.
Don spent four years in the United States Air Force, stationed in Texas and Alaska. While
serving at Elmendorf Air Force Base in Alaska, he witnessed the largest earthquake registered
in the United States, known as the Great Alaska Earthquake and the Good Friday Earthquake.
The quake measured 9.2 in magnitude on March 27, 1964. Don was recognized by the Air
Force for his actions during the earthquake disaster period of March 27-29, 1964. Don
volunteered to enter the Anchorage Alaska Communication System Toll Building, which had
been declared unsafe and perform the emergency duties of telephone operator. He remained on
duty day and night to provide essential communications during a period of great need.
Don and Joanne were avid Hokie Football fans. They had season tickets and never missed a
home game. They also traveled to many away and bowl games. Even after they could not go to
the stadium, they watched all televised games.
Michael Hill, his nephew, will officiate the funeral at noon on Wednesday, December 20 at Horne
Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Roselawn Memorial Gardens.
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