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