Gary E. Huckaby

May 25, 1943 —

Oct. 8, 2021

Gary E. Huckaby departed this world peacefully Friday, Oct. 8, 2021.

Gary was born May 25, 1943, in Griffin, Georgia. Following his graduation from Griffin High School, in 1962 he enlisted

in the United States Air Force in which

he served honorably for 21 years. He earned his associate’s degree in computer science and following his

Air Force retirement, Gary went to work for the Department of Defense at Joint Base Charleston. He served 30 years before retiring in 2016.

Gary was predeceased by his parents, the Rev.

and Mrs. Allen Huckaby of Griffin, Georgia, and his brother, Larry Huckaby of Griffin, Georgia.

He is survived by his wife, Joy; daughter, Selena Alvar and her husband, Nestor (San Angelo, TX); daughter, Paula

Kelly and her husband, Gerald

(St. George, S.C.); his three grandsons, Quaid Alvar (San Angelo, TX), Noah and Caden Wright (St. George, S.C.); and his sister, Brenda Huckaby of Griffin. He also leaves behind many extended family

and friends that he loved dearly.

Gary loved his family and friends above all else. His grandsons were

the light of his life and he was so proud of them. He also loved to laugh and make others laugh. He could keep the straightest face

and you would

never know if he

was serious or joking. He was an avid golfer and enjoyed keeping everyone, especially his golfing buddies, laughing. He will

be missed by everyone who knew and loved him.

Visitation will

be at Simplicity North Charleston from 2 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021.

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