A Mass of Christian Burial for Ed Huddleston was held Aug. 27 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Greybull. Ed, 92, died Aug. 22 in Helena, Mont.
He was born April 20, 1920, in McRae, Ark., the son of Virgil and Ada Mae Vickers Huddleston. He was orphaned at a young age and was raised in a foster home. Ed joined the CCC in 1939 and served a year in Wyoming. He joined the United States Navy, serving from 1940-1946. After his honorable discharge in November 1946, he returned to Greybull where he married his sweetheart Edith.
Ed was a member of the VFW, Knights of Columbus and a lifetime member of the Elks.
Ed was an avid baseball fan. He played men’s league for many years and then coached Little League for several more years. He cherished the relationships he gained through coaching Little League players, the young adults who worked for him at his Ed’s 66 Service, and the kids he drove during his 17 years driving school bus.
Ed also loved bird hunting and fishing Shell Canyon.
His parents; his wife of 50 years, Edith; one brother, four sisters, his daughter Carol and granddaughter Ange preceded him in death.
He is survived by two daughters and a son-in-law, Shirley Bishop and Bonnie and Ray Rutherford; eight grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.
Burial was in the Donald J. Ruhl Memorial Cemetery.
A memorial fund has been established at Big Horn Federal Savings and Loan, 33 N. Sixth St., Greybull, WY 82426. Proceeds will go to the South Big Horn County Senior Center in Greybull