Norman Wayne Huggins, 75 of Marissa, IL was born on June 5, 1942; and on Sunday, July 23, 2017 he took his final road trip to spend eternity with his Lord and Savior.
Wayne was born to Herschel and Bertie Huggins. He married Judy nee Greenwood, and they spent 52 wonderful years together. Wayne was survived by his three children – Amy (Harold) Melser of Columbia, IL; Lori (Darren) Touchette of Millstadt, IL; and Andy (Mary) Huggins of Tamaroa, IL; his grandchildren – Andrew (fiancé Leigha), Thomas, Daniel & Sophia Huggins and Jayden Touchette; his two sisters – Violet (Puge) Bishop and Joyce (Rev. Ted) Clark. He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Judy; his sisters – Thelma & Emma; his brothers – Howard, Emery & Nelson.
Throughout his life, Wayne was a mechanic, he owned a gas station, worked at the Chevrolet Plant in St. Louis and at the Baldwin Coal Plant. He loved his wife, family and Chevys. Dad was an honest, blunt and to the point kind of guy. He was the hub of our wheel. He never met a stranger and had a big heart especially for those darn grandkids. Pretty much everyone knew Wayne Huggins because when you met him, you didn’t forget him. He never ceased to surprise you. Dad loved to aggravate and joke so much that he left you just shaking your head and laughing. The “Huggins garage” was the place to be to sit, enjoy and shoot the bull all night. The only stipulation is you didn’t park a Ford in the driveway. Dad loved and protected his family. No words can express how much he will be missed. God speed Dad, you finished your race here on earth and crossed the checkered flag. Enjoy your rewards in victory lane!
Memorials may be made to St. Bruno School Endowment, 204 North Gordon Street, Pinckneyville, IL 62274.
Condolences to the family may be expressed online at www.heilschuessler.com.
Visitation: Friends may call at Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in Marissa, IL on Saturday, July 29, 2017 from 10:00am to 12:00noon.
Funeral: Wayne’s Celebration of Life will be held at Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in Marissa, IL on Saturday, July 29, 2017 at 12:00noon with Pastor Ted Clark officiating.
Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in Marissa, IL is in charge of arrangements.