Nelson Herschel Huggins, 76, of Marissa, IL; born July 10, 1937 in Du Quoin, IL; passed away on Monday, January 6, 2014 at Sparta Community Hospital in Sparta, IL.
Nelson was a retired employee of General Motors where he worked as an equipment operator. He enjoyed fishing, playing cards, peddling his fruits from the garden and being around his family and many friends. Nelson will be remembered most for his contagious smile.
He was preceded in death by his parents – Herschel and Bertie, nee Farthing, Huggins. Two brothers – Emery Huggins; Howard Huggins. Two sisters – Thelma Higgerson; Emma Lee.
He is survived by the love of his life – Shirley, nee Smith, Huggins. His children – Cynthia (Roger) Grefe of Red Bud, IL; Brent (Johnna) Huggins of Freeburg, IL; Eric (Tammy) Huggins of Red Bud, IL; Valerie (Scott) Nephew of O’Fallon, IL. One brother – Wayne (Judy) Huggins of Marissa, IL. Two sisters – Violet (Paul) Bishop of Du Quoin, IL; Joyce (Ted) Clark of Du Quoin, IL. Six grandchildren – Sara (Brian) Candler; Stacey (Don) Stahl; Nick Huggins; Mandy Nephew; Tory Huggins; Lucas Nephew. Four great-grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or American Lung Association.
Condolences to the family may be expressed at www.heilschuessler.com
Visitation: Friends may call at Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in Marissa, IL on Saturday, January 11, 2014 from 10:00am to 12:00noon.
Funeral: Memorial services will be held at Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in Marissa, IL on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 12:00noon with Pastor Ted Clark officiating.