Thomas Neri Huff, 91, of High Point, NC passed away on December 6, 2018 at the Curis at Thomasville Transitional Care and Rehabilitation Center.
Thomas was born on December 17, 1926 to James I. Huff and Elizabeth “Lizzie” Reddick Huff.
Thomas was of the Baptist faith and was a loving, dedicated husband. He was a Master Machinist, trained and talented to perform most anything related to machinery. He was especially talented with grandfather clocks. Thomas was an avid outdoorsman, especially when working in his rose garden. In addition, Thomas was gifted with playing music by ear on various instruments.
Prior to his retirement, Thomas was employed with Clyde Pearson Furniture for many years performing maintenance on their equipment.
Thomas loved his country which was evident as he proudly served both in the Merchant Marines and in the United States Army as a corporal.
Thomas was preceded in death by his parents; and his wife Grace Cecil Huff whom he married on December 24, 1947. He was also predeceased by brothers Melvin Huff, Dalford Huff, Paul Huff and Jasper Huff; sisters, Elva Huff Riley, Nellie Huff Garner, and Mabel Huff Bratton.
Thomas is survived by his sister Mary Huff Hill (Clifford); nephews Steve Huff, Douglas Huff (Sue), Alton Riley (Joanne), Aubrey Riley (Elizabeth), Terry Garner (Susan), Mike Bratton, G.R. Hill (Toni) and Barry Hill (Linda). He also is survived by his nieces Marsha Layton (Eugene), Patsy Wilson (Marvin), Joan Driggers (Roger), and Vickie Puckett (Alonza).
Visitation will be on December 12 from 1 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. at Cumby Family Funeral Service in Archdale.
Funeral Services will be held at the funeral home at 206 Trindale Road, Archdale, NC 27263, at 2:00 p.m. on December 12 with full military honors. Officiants are by Rev. Harold Shives and Rev. Douglas Huff. Burial to follow at Guilford Memorial Park Cemetery
Memorial donations can be made to the charity of the donor’s choice.
Special thanks is extended to his nephew Aubrey Riley of Boone NC, Patsy Wilson of Thomasville, NC and Shirley Cecil of High Point for all their support and help for Thomas.