Thomas Earl Huddleston obituary photo





In Memory of

Thomas Earl Huddleston

April 9, 1922 - October 18, 2014







Thomas Earl Huddleston fought his final battle on Saturday, October 18th 2014, surrounded by his loving wife of sixty-five years and family. Earl was born on the 9th of April 1922, in York, South Carolina, the oldest of thirteen children. He joined the U.S. Marine Corps at the beginning of WWII. Earl served with the 4th Marine division of the 25th Regiment, with landings on Roi-Namur, Saipan, Tinian, and Iwo-Jima. After Korea, he returned home to attend Georgia Tech where he earned his electrical engineering degree. Earl joined Lockheed Aircraft as a C-130 field service representative, and worked in many places around the world including Alaska, Zaire, Greenland, Okinawa, Peru, Texas, and Atlanta.

He was awarded many accolades from the Air Force, one of which was for saving the lives of seventy-five people on board a ski plane with landing gear trouble. Earl loved his family, his church, his friends, dancing and great food. In addition to his wife, Sarah, Earl is survived by his children, John and Christa Huddleston, Lisa and William Webster, Mary and David Christensen, eleven grandchildren, nine great grandchildren, five brothers, a sister, and many nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held in the Chapel of Second Ponce de Leon Baptist Church, on Tuesday, Oct. 21st at eleven o'clock. Interment services will be Wednesday, October 22nd at eleven o'clock at Laurel Hill Cemetery, Thomasville, Georgia. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be made to Second Ponce de Leon Baptist Church - EEE Helping Hand Fund, or the VFW. Friends are cordially invited to visit with the family Tuesday morning from ten o'clock until the hour of service at the church.


Note:  Earl was the Field Service Representative for the 17th TCS Firebirds in Texas and Alaska.