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James William Huckabee

Mr. James William Huckabee, 88, of Concord passed away on Tuesday, December 6, 2022 at Tucker Hospice House, surrounded by his family. A memorial service was held at 2:00 pm on Sunday, December 11, 2022 at Wilkinson Funeral Home chapel, with full military honors.  The family received friends from 1-2 prior to the service. James was born in Charlotte on July 7, 1934 to the late Bertha Kennington Huckabee and Arther Lee Huckabee.  He is also preceded in death by his sister Betty Yandle, brother Arther (Dee) Huckabee and son-in-law Charles (Chip) Hatley. James graduated from Thomasboro High School in Charlotte and married Shirley Ann Floyd, also of Charlotte, in 1956.  James was an adventurous spirit who loved travel.  He earned his private pilot license as a young man and loved flying.  James was a Veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps where he proudly served his country.   He worked for many years as a Technical Training Specialist for Western Electric, which would later become AT&T.  James was an avid fisherman and spent many leisure days fishing with his father, father-in-law, children, and numerous fishing buddies.  James enjoyed golfing, camping and was a fantastic woodworker.  In retirement he was a world traveler.  He spent several summers driving his camper van across the country, including two extended trips to Alaska.  James was a loving husband and father and will be missed by many. James is survived by his wife Shirley Floyd Huckabee; sons James (Michael) Huckabee and Roger Huckabee; daughters Patricia Gardner and husband Mark, and Margaret Hatley; sister Francis Cassidy; grandchildren Sarah Hatley and partner Jason Brown, James (Christopher) Huckabee, Kyle Huckabee and wife Bajaree, Carolyn Gardner, and Kathleen Gardner; great-grand children Dahlia Dewyea, Layla Brown and Aiden Brown. 

Dawson County News

Dec. 14, 2022