More detail on this person: Johnny Wayne Huffman BURNSVILLE, N.C. - John W. Huffman lost his battle with cancer on Tuesday, October 27, 2015. He was born November 29, 1946, in Hemphill, Texas, attended elementary school in Pineland, Texas, junior high and high school in Jasper, Texas, and graduated summa cum laude from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Florida. He enlisted in the Army Airborne in 1966 and served two tours of combat duty in Vietnam, the first as a private, and subsequently as a sergeant, retiring as a major in 1986 with three Purple Hearts, three Bronze Stars, sixteen Air Medals, one Army Commendation Medal, two Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry Medals, and various other service and campaign ribbons. After military retirement, John launched a real estate company and operated seven NASCAR speedways in five states, created an automobile racing and sanctioning body, the American Racing Association, and developed three touring series. Later John delved into writing and received numerous first place awards for his eight published novels. John enjoyed spending time in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina with his "bride" of 21 years, Misty. He is also survived by his sons, Dennis Huffman, Chris Huffman (Dana) and Westley Huffman (Anna); four "princess" granddaughters, Savana, Kaelyn, Addison, and Reagan; one brother and three sisters. He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, and one sister. A memorial service will be held at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, at 3:00 p.m. Sunday, November 1, 2015. The family welcomes visitation after the service. Memorials may be made to a Veterans' charity of one's choice.
Burial information: Fort Jackson National Cemetery, Columbia, SC
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