James R. “Jim” Hukill

May 25, 1942 ‒ April 17, 2020

Howard, Ohio

James R. “Jim” Hukill, age 77, of Howard passed away peacefully on Friday, April 17, 2020 at his home after a courageous battle with lung cancer.

Jim was born on May 25, 1942 in Columbus, Ohio to James E. and Clarabelle (Rhodebeck) Hukill.  He graduated from Mifflin High School in 1961.  Jim retired in 1998.  He drove for REA Express and USF Holland for a total of 32 years with an impeccable driving record.

Jim is survived by his wife, of over 47 years, Janice Hukill; his daughter Debra (Mark) Hennosy; granddaughter Erika (Tom) Pozuc; two great granddaughters, Aviana and Mya; grandson Kyle Hennosy; brother-in-law Dale Cooperider; sister-in-law Loretta Hukill; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, Jim was preceded in death by his brother William Hukill and his sister Evelyn Cooperider.

Jim was known a “Huk” at the truck terminal or “Single Shot” on the CB radio.  When he wasn’t on the road, Jim loved fishing, boating, working in the barn with their horses and spending time with his family.  Jim was also an avid dog lover, especially his English Labrador Retriever Zipper.

In following with Jim’s wishes, there will be a graveside service held on Friday, May 22, 2020 in Bloomfield Cemetery beginning at 11:00 AM.

The family would like to thank all the special nurses at Hospice of Knox County for the excellent care they provided to Jim.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Jim’s honor to Hospice of Knox County.

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  • Our deepest sympathies are sent to the family of Jim Hukill. We lived as neighbors of Jim and Jan and always enjoyed talking to them “over the backyard fence”. Jim was always so kind and greeted us with a wave and a smile. He will be missed.

  • I just learned of Jim’s death and was very stunned and saddened by the news. Jim and Jan purchased our Apple Valley home in 2013. He was a very kind man and they were a wonderful couple. Our deepest sympathy to Jan and the family.

  • Uncle Jim i will always cherish all the family time we had. You would help anyone you could “especially me”without question. You will be sadly miss rest in peace.