A funeral service for Jackie Delynn Huddleston, 83, of Greenville, formerly of Alba, was held on January 21 at the Amazing Grace Fellowship Church in Alba. Bro. Billy Smith and Bro. Paul McMerrill officiated.
Interment followed in Salem Cemetery.
Mr. Huddleston died on January 15, 2020, at Hunt Regional Medical Center. Known to most in Rains County as “Big Daddy,” he was born in Emory on December 12, 1936, to Charlie Lyndell and Alvis Lorene Sadler Huddleston. He graduated from Emory High School and attended college in Commerce. He was a member of the 4-H Club, the FFA, and the American Milking Shorthorn Society.
He married Wanda Estell Wright in Emory, on December 26, 1958, and they shared 61 years of marriage. He worked all his life as a dairy farmer and part owner of Oak Grove Farms in Alba. He traveled all over the United States showing his American Milking Shorthorn Cattle and occasionally he also showed his Duroc Pigs. He loved his family, his livestock and living the life of a dairy farmer made him happy … it was hard but satisfying. He was a member of Bull Creek Cowboy Church and was baptized there.
Mr. Huddleston is survived by his wife of Greenville; daughter, Joyce Lynn of Alba; son, Danny Mac Huddleston of Alba; grandchildren, Ken, Kerrie, Sharyse, James and Danielle; great-grandchildren, Taylor, Kaylee, Gene, Braden, Kaiden, Karsen, Hunter and Emma; and numerous other loving family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; infant brother, James Huddleston; son, J.J. Huddleston; great-grandson, Wesley Pruitt; and daughter-in-law, Shelley Huddleston.
In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to American Milking Shorthorn Junior Society in Memory of Jackie D. Huddleston, contact Brenda (Damrow) Gudex 608-365-3332, ext. 102 or Amazing Grace Fellowship Church, P. O. Box 783, Alba, TX 75410.
A guestbook for the family is available at www.wilsonorwoskyfuneralhome.com.
Arrangements were under the direction of Wilson-Orwosky Funeral Home.