Dr. Huckman served Beeville through the years in the Kiwanis Club, Navy League, Chamber of Commerce, Western Week, Little League Coach, League President and in his favorite role as visiting Dentist to the public schools for many years. He was also an active leader in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) serving the Southwest Region in the 1970's in Outdoor Ministry and Youth Programs. During the 1980's he served on the Regional Committee on Ministry in the preparation of candidates for ordination. He was President of the Disciples Conference Center in Gonzales during a decade of development and construction. In the congregation of First Christian Church, Beeville, he served in many positions of leadership and was named Elder of the church in 1978. He is remembered for his amazing gift of prayer at the Lord’s Table.
Dr. Huckman is survived by his wife, Jerry, and their children: Dr. Michael E. Huckman and wife, Vickie, their children Mia Elizabeth and Michael Paul Huckman; Mark S. Huckman and wife, Julie and their son, Jake McChristian; M. Hill Huckman and wife, Vannessa and their children Matthew H., Jr., Olivia Grace and Madison Paige. He is survived by a large extended family, including his sister Rene Hauseman.
The family was gathered at the Huckman home for an early 70th birthday and 50th anniversary back yard party and have decided to honor the Patriarch of the family with a casual dress code funeral. The family received visitors Monday, July 4, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at First Christian Church in Beeville, TX. The funeral service was Tuesday, July 5, at 10:30 a.m. at First Christian Church in Beeville, TX, with burial in the Kenedy Cemetery in Kenedy, TX, surrounded by generations of his family.
Eckols Funeral Home, Inc., Kenedy