Fort Worth, TX - Thomas Blanchard Huff died Monday, April 11, 2005, in Fort Worth, TX. He was 89.
Mr. Huff was born in New Orleans to Myra Clark Gaines Mazerat and Watson Huff. He retired to Slidell, LA, where he lived for 10 years, then moved to Fort Worth two years ago.
He was a gunnery sergeant in the Army in World War II and was awarded the Bronze Star. He had worked for the railroad, managed apartments and was proprietor of Huff's Hardware. He was a member of AmVets, VFW Post 7194, the Disabled American Veterans, the American Legion and the Timberwolves, his infantry division.
He was preceeded in death by his wife, Josephine Rice Huff.
Survivors include two daughter, Tomi Huff of Fort Worth and Ann Meier Klees of Tampa, FL; one son, James Meier of Covington, LA; 13 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter; and other relatives, including Marian Love Phillips, Laura Love Ables and Marion Edward Love Jr., all of Vicksburg.
A memorial service was Saturday at Holy Angels Convent in New Orleans.
Burial followed at St. Vincent de Paul Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Foundation.
Marion Edward Love, Sr. and Evelyn Anne Mason Love, with Marie Davis (Maid of Honor) who became my Godmother) and James E. Love (Best Man), my Grandfather. The Mississippi River in the background at Vicksburg, MS, February 3, 1940.