Donald L. Huggins

March 26, 1938 ‒ August 29, 2016

Fredericktown, Ohio

Donald L. Huggins, age 78, of Fredericktown, Ohio, passed away on Monday, August 29, 2016 at Riverside Methodist Hospital surrounded by his loving family. He was born on March 26, 1938 in Fredericktown, Ohio the son of Linn “Tommy” and Grace (Graham) Huggins. Don was a 1956 graduate of Fredericktown High School. He retired in 2001 after 45 years of employment with Hubbell Power Systems in Wadsworth, the former Ohio Brass of Mansfield. Don also worked part time for Sears in Mansfield.

Don was a life member of the Owl Creek Church of the Brethren and a 50 plus year member of Thrall Lodge #170 F&AM, Scottish Rite Valley of Columbus, York Rite Mason with membership in Clinton Chapter #26 Royal Arch Masons, Kinsman Council #26 Royal Select Masons and Clinton Commandery #5 Knights Templer of Mount Vernon and Ann Hill Chapter #81 Order of Eastern Star Fredericktown.

He is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Leona (Grubaugh) Huggins, a son, James Huggins of Orlando, Florida, a daughter, Diane (Art) Prosser of Fredericktown, grandson, Corey (Chelsea) Prosser of Fredericktown and a brother, Ralph (JoEllen) Huggins of Westerville.

Don was preceded in death by his parents.

Friends may call on Thursday from 1 to 3 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. at the Snyder Funeral Home in Fredericktown, 33 E. College Street, Fredericktown, Ohio 43019 with Masonic service at 8 p.m. A funeral service will be held on Friday at 11 a.m. at the Owl Creek Church of the Brethren, 13241 Toms Road, Bellville, Ohio 44813 with Pastor Charles Barnhill officiating. Burial will follow in Forest Cemetery in Fredericktown.

Memorial contributions in Don’s name may be made to the Owl Creek Church of the Brethren.

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The Snyder Funeral Home of Fredericktown is honored to serve the family of Donald L. Huggins.

  • Leona and family, I was so shocked to hear of Don’s passing. It seems like just yesterday, I saw you both at the license agency. Prayers for comfort and peace, Leona, as you go through this difficult time.

  • Leona and family I am so sorry to hear about Don’s passing. My heart is broken. Don was one of my favorite people to see and always left me with a smile. I will keep you all in my prayers.

  • The earth has lost a good man. We will miss Don and that huge smile he always had. Prayers for Leona and her family. You all have our deepest sympathy. Be comforted to know he is with his father in heaven.

  • Leona and family,
    So sorry to hear of your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
    Jim and Connie (Carter) Bryant

  • Soo sorry to learn of Don’s passing. He was always one of my favorites. He was always smiling and fun to be around. Sending prayers for peace and comfort in the days ahead and lots of hugs to you, Leona and your family.

  • So sorry to hear about Don. he will greatly missed by many. You and your family have our Deepest Sympathy!

  • To the families, Ralph and Joe Ellen, so sorry for the loss of your loved one, you have our blessings and prayers.

  • Diane we are sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing our prayers and thoughts are with all of you.

  • I am so sorry for your loss. Sending prayers and thoughts to your family. May your find peace in the special memories you shared together.

  • So sorry to hear of Don’s passing. I will keep the Huggins family in my thoughts and prayers.

  • So sorry Leona to hear about Don’s passing. He was a very nice classmate. I found one of the his school pictures recently and thought of the two of you. Prayers for comfort for you and your family.

  • To the Huggins Family,

    We extend our deepest sympathy to all the family in the passing of your loved one. You have our prayers for comfort.

  • Leona and family,

    Very saddened to hear of Don’s passing. He was a true gentlemen in every sense of the word and a pleasure to know. He will truly be missed.

  • We were so sad to hear of Don’s passing. Don was always so kind and full of love. It was one of my favorite moments to walk into Church and see Don smiling and sharing his love. We will be praying for God’s comfort to touch you, Leona, Diane, Jim and the entire family. Praying for you to feel God’s arms around you at this difficult time. Love, Janice & Jon

  • The world is a poorer place with the loss of this warm, wonderful man with the infectious smile. I was saddened more than I can say when I heard that Don passed. I only wish I could have made it home for his service and to express my condolences in person. I’m keeping you all in my prayers, and hope the time comes quickly when you have more smiles than tears when you hear his name. He is missed already.
    With love
    Sara (Yarman) Hile

  • One week later and you are missed so much. Our thoughts are with all of the family. We will be together again. Thanks for being part of our lives.