Wilbur M. Huffer 87 formerly of Michigantown, Ind., died at 7:17 a.m. December 27, 2016 at Clinton House Health and Rehabilitation Center. Born March 2, 1929 in Clinton County, Ind. to Henry Faye & Margaret Elizabeth (Edmonds) Huffer. He married Evelyn W. Eads on June 11, 1951 and she preceded him in death on September 11, 2006. He then married Evelyn Gilmore Payne on January 9, 2010 and she survives. Wilbur attended Scircleville & Frankfort High School. A veteran of the U.S. Army, he served from 1951-1952 in the 101st Airborne, 23rd Division during the Korean War. He received two Bronze stars. He worked for Nickle Plate Railroad, Carr Cabinet Factory, Allison Transmission, Pelling Farms, worked in maintenance and was bus driver for Clinton Central Schools. He was owner/operator of Huffer Welding and Huffers Super 98 in Michigantown. He was former Michigantown sewage inspector & Town Marshall and formerly served with the Michigantown Volunteer Fire Department. He also worked part time for Geoff Smith Auctions. He was shop foreman for the Clinton County Highway Department, when he retired. He was a member of the New Hope Church and Kirklin American Legion. Wilbur was an avid gardener, golfer and artist and enjoyed wood working, horse shoe pitching, and painted Clinton Central cords.
Visitation and Services
Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Friday, December 30, 2016 at Goodwin Funeral Home. Services will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, December 31st at the funeral home. Shan Sheridan will officiate. Burial will be in Whiteman Cemetery, Michigantown, Ind. Memorial donations may be made to New Hope Church.
2 Daughters: Marsha (James) Charles of Frankfort, Brynda Crafton of Frankfort, 2 Sons: Randy (companion Linda Hiner) Huffer of Monticello, John (Melissa) Huffer of Frankfort, 10 Grandchildren, 18 Great Grandchildren and 9 Great Great Grandchildren, 4 Step Children: Mary Ann (companion Benny Louden) Shepherd of Zionsville, Marlene (companion Matt Stark) Goss of Zionsville, Marilyn (Sam) Merrill of Lebanon, Gary (Linda) Payne of Lebanon, 11 Step Grandchildren, 8 Step Great Grandchildren and 3 Step Great Great Grandchildren, 1 Brother: Teddy A. (Linda) Huffer of Burlington, and 1 Sister: Margaret Brown of Frankfort.
In addition to his parents and his first wife, he was preceded in death by a granddaughter.