James E. Huddleston, 86, died on October 2, 2022, in Sedgwick, Kansas, surrounded by his loving family.
He was born on August 3, 1936, the son of Jess and Della (Pittman) Huddleston.
On January 6, 1957, James married Sylvia Karen Ann Wilson. They later divorced and James remarried.
James joined the United States Marine Corp on September 2, 1954 in Kansas City, Missouri. He would quickly climb the ranks and become Corporal. During his service he was stationed overseas in Okinawa and Iwo Jima Japan, during the Korean War.
James enjoyed fishing, camping and horseback riding. He coached his daughters in softball.
James was an independent paint contractor. Later he worked for Boeing. He retired from Boeing at 59 years of age. He went to work at the Best Western Airport Hotel and retired a second time, after 18 years.
James is survived by his daughters, Connie Stout and Cindy Martindale. He had 7 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren and 1 great greatgrandchild.
He was preceded in death by both of his wives, his brother, Harold and his parents.
Following James’ wishes, cremation will take place. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, October 15, 2022, at Hicks-Davison American Legion Post 268 in Sedgwick, Kansas. His ashes will be strewn out over the Walnut River at his favorite place.