MT. PLEASANT, S.C. - Richard Palmer Huff, 96, entered into eternal rest on Friday, May 10, 2013.
He was born in Danielsville on November 6, 1916, the son of Susan Burroughs Huff and Joseph Young Huff. He was the youngest of seven siblings. Growing up in Danielsville, he attended schools in Madison County. After graduating he attended classes at the University of Georgia then pursued a career in the retail clothing business, which took him to Elberton, where he met and married Emily Brooks. He was predeceased by his wife, Emily Huff; a son, Richard Palmer Huff, Jr.; and daughter-in-law, Rhonwyn V. Huff.
After his marriage he joined the United States Navy as an aviation machinist mate, and for the duration of World War II served in Atlanta and St. Louis, Mo.
The following years saw a career in the insurance business, but fate took him to his final career as a banker at The Bank of Danielsville. He was instrumental in growing the bank to three branches and the ultimate sale to Century South Bank.
Richard Palmer Huff was a good man, loved ones stated. His word was his bond and he participated in multiple charities, clubs and organizations. Like his parents before him, the Huffs were members of Danielsville Baptist Church where he taught Sunday School and served as a Deacon.
Emily and Palmer were dear friends with a large circle of Madison County friends who, along with neighbors and extended family, were an important part of their lives.
Survivors include a son, Charles M. Huff, Charleston, S.C.; granddaughter, Emily Palmer Huff; and grandson, Joseph Moran Huff, all of Charleston.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, May 16, at 11 a.m. at the chapel of Lord and Stephens in Danielsville. A family visitation will also be held there from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, May 15.
The Rev. Robert Burt of the Danielsville Baptist Church will officiate and burial will follow at The Friendship Baptist Church.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Danielsville Baptist Church, 59 Crawford W. Long St., Danielsville, GA 30633.
Lord and Stephens, Danielsville, is in charge of arrangements. www.lordandstephens.com