R. Eugene Huddleston of Hoschton, Ga., age 83, left this life to be with the Lord on August 30th after an extended period of illness. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Bonnie, a Son, Randy Huddleston of Hoschton, a Daughter, Sharon Welch of Lawrenceville and Johns Island, SC, and a Grandson William Wannamaker of Lilburn, Ga. His surviving Sisters and Brothers are Dolores Meadows of Grants Pass. Or., Wendy Banks of Ellijay, Ga., Larry Huddleston of Flagler Beach, FL and Wallace Huddleston of Hayesville, NC as well as beloved Sisters-in-law and nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his Parents, G. C. and Lillian Huddleston, two Brothers, Carroll and Harold Huddleston, and Sister, Connie Allen. Gene graduated from Brown High School in Atlanta and attended Auburn University and enjoyed participating in the football programs. He was drafted into the Korean conflict and served in the U. S. Army Signal Corp. He retired from the General Service Administration US Government in 1989 and enjoyed living on the beautiful coast of Oregon and in Tucson, Arizona before returning to his native State of Georgia. Arrangements are by Wages & Sons, Lawrenceville, GA. Visitation will be Sunday, Sept. 2nd from 2-4 pm at the Funeral Home. Funeral Service will be Tuesday, Sept 4th at Georgia National Cemetery in Canton, Ga. at 11am. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate contributions be made to the Wounded Warrior Project at www.woundedwarriorproject.org or call 877-832-6997.

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  1. God saw you getting tired and a cure was not to be. So He put His arms around you and whispered “Come to Me.” With tearful eyes we watched you, and saw you pass away. Although we loved you dearly, we could not make you stay. A golden heart stopped beating, hardworking hands at rest. God broke our hearts to prove to us, He only takes the best. May the peace which comes from the memories of love shared comfort you now and in the days ahead. ~<3~ Holly

  2. Dear Bonnie, Randy and Sharon…on behalf of Rhyburn, and myself, we are deeply sorry for your loss. Rhyburn always spoke of Gene in heartfelt terms and thought him to be one of the kindest people he had ever known and was proud to be his brother. While Rhyburn will not be able to attend the graveside service,or the visitation, due to physical limitations, he asked me to convey, by my presence at the visitation, that Gene will remain in our hearts and memories. God bless all of you…..Patricia Pat Allen.

  3. To the family of Mr. Huddleston:
    Please allow me to express my condolence to one and all in your family.It is understood by reading the condolences of others that your loved one was quite dear to others as well. It is my hope that you, as family and friends, shall be able to provide comfort and encouragement during the time of your loss. Please accept my care and encouragement provided by the Bible. When you can, please give genuine attention to an experience found at JOHN 11:5 to 45. Therein, Jesus lost a dear loved one, a close friend. He did something wonderful for him and his family, something that you can put faith in also in the very near future. Should you like to know more please feel free to contact me. May all take care and may the living God grant comfort to you all.

  4. Heaven got an angel when he died .Best man I ever met …with a heart of gold…..so sad…he’s been in my prayers for years…..may he rest in peace and be filled with much love and joy…..

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