Obituary of Gene Russell Huggins
Gene R. Huggins, 75, of Tully, passed away on September 13, 2020. He was a good and Godly man, who desired to please the Lord in all he did.
He was born in 1944 to the late Russell and Merle (Roberts) Huggins, and grew up on Sheepskin Hollow Farm in Waterville, NY. After graduating from Waterville High School, he went into the U.S. Navy and served during the Vietnam War. He received his Bachelor’s Degree from Geneva College, and two Master’s Degrees from Syracuse University. Gene retired in 2008 after 20 years as a Special Education Teacher in the Cicero-North Syracuse School District. He was a ruling Elder in the Syracuse Reformed Presbyterian Church. Gene was an avid birdwatcher, and was President of the Onondaga Audubon Society 1983-1985.
Gene is survived by: his wife of 50 years, whom he met in Kindergarten, Gail V. (Eckerson) Huggins; son, Christopher (Shari); daughters, Rebekah and Jocelyn (Evan); grandchildren: Sarah, Ryan, Emma, Eliana, Hazel, Caleb; and brother, Lynn (Coleen).
Calling hours will be held on Monday, September 21, 2020 from 4 pm to 7 pm at Ballweg & Lunsford Funeral Home, 4612 S. Salina St., Syracuse, NY. A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, September 22 at 10 am at the funeral home. Private burial will be held at Stockwell Cemetery.
Memorial donations in Gene’s name may be made to: The Syracuse Reformed Presbyterian Church, or White Lake Covenanter Camp. Online condolences for Gene’s family may be left on the funeral home websiteTo send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Gene Huggins, please visit Tribute Store