William “Billy” Huffman

March 17, 1977 ‒ October 29, 2019

East Liberty, Ohio

William “Billy” Patrick Huffman, 42, of East Liberty, Ohio passed away unexpectedly early Tuesday morning, October 29, 2019 at his residence.

He was born March 17, 1977 in Columbus to William J. Huffman and Christine (Andrix) Huffman and graduated from Marysville High School. He later earned his business degree from Mt. Vernon Nazarene College.

Billy served as Director, Supply Chain and PLM Systems for The Scotts Company in Marysville. He enjoyed all sports, especially basketball, football and soccer. He was an avid fan of the Ohio State Buckeyes, Cleveland Browns and Larry Bird. He also enjoyed working on his home.

Left to cherish his memory are his parents, Bill and Chris Huffman of Marysville; brother, Lucian (Heather) Huffman of Somersville, Ohio; sister, Amy (Steve) Spriggs of West Mansfield; nieces and nephews, Haley, Sadie and Reese Spriggs, Julian and Lilian Huffman, and Katie and Austin Wells; close friend of 14 years, Diane Spires and her son Josh. Billy is also survived by many aunts, uncles, cousins and a host of very good friends.

Billy was preceded in death by his nephew Cole Payton Spriggs.

The family will receive friends on Monday, November 4, 2019 from 5 – 8 pm at the Snyder-Rodman Funeral Center, 101 Valleyside Drive (formerly 1510 W. William Street), Delaware, where funeral services will be held on Tuesday, November 5, 2019 at 11:00 am with Rev. Fr. Kevin Kavanagh officiating. Burial will follow in Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Cemetery, Marysville. His family has requested that you come dressed in casual OSU attire.

Contributions in Billy’s memory may be made to Lifeline of Ohio, 770 Kinnear Road, Columbus, Ohio 43212.

The Snyder-Rodman Funeral Center of Delaware is honored to serve the Huffman family.

To share a fond memory of Billy or to offer a condolence to his family, please visit www.snyderfuneralhomes.com


  • Dear Huffman family, our hearts are aching for your entire family during this devastating loss. There are no words that can offer comfort but please know we are praying for you and will help in any way we can. Lots of love, Butch, Bobbi, Kyle, Brittney and Nora

  • Dear Huffman Family,
    Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this most difficult time. I had the great privilege of working with Bill for almost 9 years at Scotts. He was extremely smart, and so much fun to work with. I can’t begin to accurately describe how much he was respected and how deeply he will be missed by me and everyone who knew him at Scotts. I am so thankful for meeting Bill, for his friendship, and the time I was able to spend with him over the years.
    With deepest sympathies,
    Rich, Annie, and Cameron All

  • William Huffman was one first person I had the chance to work with in my career in Scotts. He was a mentor and a friend, also taught me through his actions. He will be dearly missed, and I send my deepest condolences to his family.

  • Bill was an incredible individual and coworker. I have been apart of numerous projects with him in the past 5 years, and every interaction with him was very positive. He always brought a smile and cheerfulness to the room and was a constant breath of fresh air. I am thankful and honored to have known him, and he will be dearly missed. My family and I send our deepest condolences.

    The Fischbach Family

  • We were so saddened by the news of Bill’s passing. So unexpected!
    Bill was such a good friend and co-worker. Our deepest sympathies go out to the entire Huffman family.
    We will be keeping the family in our thoughts and prayers through this difficult time.

  • Bill was a great guy to work with. He was always cheerful and happy. All of my interactions will Bill were great, I always looked forward to seeing him and working with him. Bill , the Scotts family will miss you. our prayers go out to the family.

    Joe Stenger & Family

  • Bill is one of the best and brightest I have ever met. Above all, just a tremendous person. He approached everything with a positive light and influenced everyone around him, .even through times of inconvenience.

    Bill will be missed dearly by everyone that had the chance to meet him. I am certain Bill is on to bigger and better things upstairs.

    My sincere condolences to the Huffman family, his spirit will be with us forever.

  • The world is certainly a lot less bright without Bill in it. He was a valuable team member and a great guy to be around. Our condolences to the family.
    Sincerely, The Scott Family Bryan, Annie, Riley & Addison

  • I’ve gotten to know Bill over the last few years of working with him, and words can’t describe how great of a person he was. He always brought joy and happiness to every room he entered. Over the past several months, I was able to help watch his dogs, Ace and AJ, whenever he was out of town. I’ve grown to have a special place in my heart for them and know they are missing Bill, as well. My deepest sympathies go out to his family and friends. Work will never be the same!

  • Over the past 3 years Bill and I have shared a lot of laughs. He was always a bright spot in most peoples day and he will never be truly replaced. His memory will live on through the individuals he touched and the relationships he created. Our deepest condolences to his family and close friends. We’ll miss you Bill.

    Kevin and Courtney White

  • In my interactions with Bill, he was a consistently humble, brilliant, and hard-working man. He had a lightning quick wit, and the restraint to use it for good. To know Bill was to trust him, and I’m better for having known him. My sympathies and gratitude go out to his family, for their loss and for their role in helping Bill be the man he was.
    The Francis Family. Warren, Jan, Ethan, Lucy, Zoey, and Evelyn.

  • Dear Huffman Family-
    There are no words that will adequately convey how sorry I am for your loss. I was fortunate enough to work with Bill here at SMG for several years. No matter what the challenge – Bill was always up for it! I always knew we were in great hands when Bill was involved—he was passionate, had a great sense of humor, and was wicked smart!

    Most importantly- he was a genuine individual that truly cared about those he worked with. We are all grateful for the opportunity to have known and learned from such an amazing man.

    You have my deepest sympathy.

  • Bill interviewed me when I joined Scotts five years ago and we had a lot of interactions at work in the past five years. He was technically sharp and knowledgable at business world. Bill was cheerful and had his sense of humor at work. He was a definitely likable person and leader. My deepest sympathies go out to his family and all the persons who worked with him closely all these years.

  • Our deepest condolences to they family. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. The Richardson family

  • Our deepest condolences to the family. I have worked with Bill for many years at Scotts and whenever I ran into him, he always had a “twinkle” in his eye…as if ready to share a joke. He will be missed by many. Our family will keep you in our prayers during this difficult time.

    The Hart Family, Tim, Iliana, Rachel, PJ & Benji

  • I am so deeply sorry to hear of Bill’s passing. I had the pleasure of interacting with him on various projects that he worked on. He was THE most kind, compassionate, PATIENT person I have ever had the pleasure of working with. He also had an incredible sense of humor. He will be sorely missed by many. Sending prayers at this difficult time.

    Lisa Mikulic
    Scotts Company – Channahon, IL

  • Bill and I worked together for 20 years. His cheerful demeanor, positive attitude, friendliness, and incredible work ethic was what you could count on with Bill. I also had the honor of knowing him before our Scotts career and outside of work as my friend. His passing is a true loss and am I grateful for the time we had. My deepest sympathy and condolences to the Huffman family.

  • Bill, Christine and the entire Huffman family,

    Our hearts are aching for all of you. We will pray for the entire family as you go forward. Billy was a fun loving man and loved by many. A true reflection of his upbringing and the values the Huffman family has always shared. God Bless

  • I am so very sorry for your loss. Bill was a wonderful individual and he taught me so much! I was always amazed with his knowledge and I will forever treasure his friendship. This is such a loss on so many levels.

    You have my deepest sympathy..

  • Huffman family,
    My heart goes out to all of you at this extremely difficult time. Bill will be missed by so many as he truly touched our lives through Scotts. I have worked with Bill for many years and knew that when I reached out, I would always get that smile and calm, patient attitude. He was a special individual who I will miss and think of often. My thoughts and prayers will continue to be with you in the coming days.

  • Billy was one of those people that lights up a room when he walked in.. I’m at a loss for words….my heart hurts, till we meet again Billy!!

  • My condolences to all the family … Love and prayers! I was blessed to have worked with Bill for 12 years and glad to say we became friends along the way too. He could brighten a room, make you laugh, have a good come back, and help always! He will be missed by so many and left a legacy with his spirit that will last years beyond any of us!

  • My thoughts and prayers are with your entire family during this difficult time.

    I will be out of town for work and won’t be able to make the viewing. But know I will be thinking of all of you.

  • My heart is breaking for everyone in the Huffman family at this time. There simply are no words to say how devastating it was to hear this news. Please know that you’re all held very deeply in my thoughts and my heart. Love and prayers to all of you

  • Dear Huffman Family,

    My sincere condolences for your great loss of a wonderful man like Bill. I knew and worked with Bill right from the time we hired him while working in the shipping office over at the Scotts plant. I knew at that time young Bill would have a tremendous impact on Scotts, he was just so dang smart, resourceful and likable. It was with great joy and pride to watch Bill grow and succeed in his career, which he greatly enjoyed. Bill rest in peace brother, you will be greatly missed but never forgotten!

  • Dear Huffman Family,
    There are really no adequate words to express how sorry we are for your loss. We didn’t know Billy but we wish we had. From all the wonderful things we’ve read about him, we know we would have loved him too! Our brother-in-law is John Huffman and we love him and know he loved Billy, so when one member hurts we all hurt. Our heart aches for all of you. We are praying and will continue to pray that our Lord will comfort you now and in the days, months & years ahead as only He can do. With Deepest Sympathy, Bob & Linda Comerford & Family

  • Dear Huffman Family,

    My sincerest condolences for your loss. Bill was an exceptional colleague to work with- intelligent, knowledgeable, kind, and funny. It was always a pleasure engaging with him on a project, no matter how simple or challenging. He has left a tremendous impression on all of us and will be missed, but never forgotten. Blessings and light.

  • To All of the Huffman family!
    My heart breaks for your loss.. I pray that God will bless you with Peace as you celebrate Billy’s life, and for strength in the days to come.. Love you all, Sharon XO

  • The Blumberg family is holding all of you in our hearts as we pray for and mourn with you. So very sorry for your loss and we pray your memories of Billy with provide you with strength as you move through the days and weeks ahead. Sending love and hugs.
    Brad, Carrie, Anna and Jack

  • Bill & Chris,

    There are no words that can bring you comfort, only our prayers can help you at this sad time. Be assured you will be in our hearts and prayers!

    Ron and Marilyn West

  • Our thoughts and prayers are with Bill and Chris and the entire family. Sending love and strength at this difficult time. Cherish the memories and good times you had with Billy as you try to move forward. May God bless you.

  • Dear Huffman Family, I am so sorry for your loss.
    I had the pleasure of working with Bill for many years. I will remember him as a man of high integrity, always kind, generous and thoughtful.
    A positive influence on everyone he touched.
    My thoughts and prayers are with your family.
    Jim Iovino

  • Dear Huffman Family:

    I am so sorry for your loss. Bill was such a funny person and so patient with everyone. I have always enjoyed working with him on projects and how respectful he was to everyone he met. He will truly be missed by everyone here at Scotts. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.

    April Prothero

  • Our hearts go out to you in your time of sorrow. Words fall short – May God embrace you in comfort during this difficult time. You are in our hearts and prayers.

    Much Love!
    Jane, Liesa, and Amy

  • My condolences to the entire Huffman family at this very sad time. I have very fond memories of Billy from CCD and high school and will always remember his kind heart.

  • My deepest condolences to Huffman’s family. Bill was one of the interviewers when I hired at Scotts. I have worked with him for a few years and will always remember him for making me smile and continued support.

  • My deepest sympathy to the Huffman family. I had the pleasure of working with Bill for about 20 years at Scotts Miracle Gro. I will remember Bill as kind, patient, intelligent with a great sense of humor. It’s difficult to express how much he meant to us personally and professionally. May you find comfort in your fond memories.

  • My condolences to the Huffman family.  I can’t imagine the heartache you must feel to have Bill taken from you way too early in his life.  I had the privilege of knowing Bill through Scotts for about 16 years.  He was extremely sharp, patient, and he had a great sense of humour.  He will be missed.

  • I had the pleasure of working with Bill for about few years at Scotts Miracle Gro. He was very knowledgeable technically and from business side. My condolences to the Huffman family at this very sad time.

  • Bill shall be remembered as a friendly, always helpful and considerate and an intelligent member who I never saw complain but instead would volunteer to take on the responsibilities of the world around him to make it a better place for all of us. Shocked and sad by the sudden demise. Tons of love to the near and dear.

  • Dear Huffman Family,

    It was my honor to work with Bill for 9 years at Scotts. I can’t remember a single time when he didn’t exemplify the traits that Scotts promotes: teamwork, ethics, honor, concern for fellow human beings and striving for excellence.

    He was a true leader and a person I will strive mightily to emulate.

    He is one of my heroes and will never be forgotten.

    My heart is with you in this trying time.

  • Dearest family,

    As I’ve read the condolences I realized I’ve missed out on knowing a wonderful person. I cry with all at this loss.

    I asked Holy Spirit for scripture to share with you all and I heard “Isaiah 43:12”.

    Isaiah 43:12
    “I promised to save you, and I kept my promise. You are my witnesses that no other god did this. I, the Lord, have spoken.”

    I also want to encourage each of you with Philippians 4:11-13
    “…. I have learned to be content regardless of circumstances. I know what it is to be in want, and I know what it is to have more than enough — in everything and in every way I have learned the secret of being full and being hungry, of having abundance and being in need. I can do ALL things through him who gives me power.”

    Messiah’s grace is enough.

    His arms of grace encircle each of you individually. I see you all standing as a family in a circle and that encircling grace ripples out encircling those encircling each of you. Bands of gold grace. The circle of love is the circle of life with angels in between us an ever circle of grace.

    He sees and in seeing he knows.

    Shalom and love to all, Karen

  • Dave and I both had the privilege of working with Bill for many years at Scotts. We couldn’t have asked for a better co-worker and friend. Bill would drop anything to help us out with our never-ending requests and he had the best attitude of anyone that we’ve worked with. He could figure out solutions when no one else could help. During crazy times, he kept calm and always could make us laugh. We’re so very sorry for your loss.

  • I worked with Bill during my 10 years at Scotts, and I can say that everyone’s characterization of him here is exactly my experience as well. I have no doubt that he will be dearly missed, and my heart goes out to all of his family and friends during this time. I am very sorry for your loss and send my condolences.

    Nicole Rager

  • Bill, Chris and the whole Huffman family,
    I am so very sorry for your loss. My heart is breaking for you, my prayers are with each of you. Please remember God’s promise that we will all be reunited again. But for now, the memories of Billy and being surrounded by your beautiful family will help to heal the heartache. May the Holy Spirit be with you!

  • So sorry to learn of Billy’s death. During certain times of the year, I would work with him on a daily basis. Truly a nice guy!!! Was very professional at what he did. Both Sam and I extend our sincere condolences to the entire Huffman family.

  • My condolences to Bill and the entire Huffman family. I am saddened to learn of young Billy’s passing. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

    Cousin Ob Hartman

  • My deepest condolences to the Huffman family.

    Bill was an amazing soul wrapped in kindness, intelligence, humor, wit, sincerity, and patience. So many hearts shattered the day he left this earth. I will be forever thankful to have known Bill for so many years and will hold his memory close by reminiscing on our inside jokes, that ornery grin, always pinching his goatee, and that infectious quiet laugh.

    He is dearly missed,

    Tami Connolly

  • Chris and Bill
    I am so sorry for your loss.

    Just know all of Billy traits CAME to be because of you.

    Please let me know if I can do anything for you.

    I love you and your family.


    All of my prayers will be for you and your family.

    Love you

  • My thoughts and prayers are with your family during this most difficult time. I pray that God give you the strength you need. 🙏🙏

  • My heart is filled with so much pain for your entire family during this devastating loss. There are no words to express your sorrow, but know this , Bill touched so many hearts and left his caring and incredible Mark.
    It was a privilege and honor to know fun loving and extremely intelligent Billy and his memories will live on in the hearts of the ones he loved.
    My deepest condolences and prayers for the entire family In this hour of need.
    With love, Joyce and Gary Case

  • Prayers for the Chris and Bill Huffman Family. May God guide you in this time of grief. Will keep you in our prayers.

  • Bill and Chris,

    We’re so sorry for your loss. No words can express or heal your pain, but know that God is with and you will be comforted. Please accept our condolences and prayers for you and your family.

  • Dear Huffman Family:
    I am so sorry for your loss. I worked with Bill at Scotts for many years and on many SAP related projects. Bill was always the voice of reason during the projects and was easily approachable if you needed to talk, get advice or work on solving a problem. Bill always displayed that cheerful and can do spirit every day, no matter how big the problems were. My family and I will keep you in our thoughts and prayers!
    McGee Family

  • Bill, Chris and Family,
    Our family sends our prayers and condolences on the loss of Billy. Billy was a great person and I am glad that I got to work with him . His can do attitude was always refreshing, while working on projects. We will continue to keep Billy and your family in our prayers!

    Love and Blessings,
    Mike & Anne Henkle and Family

  • I am very sorry for your loss of Billy. There are not any words that can express or heal your pain. My deepest condolences and prayers for the entire family during this time of sadness. May God bless The Huffman family.

    Peggy Schertzer

  • Dear Huffman Family,

    Deepest condolences at the loss of a truly exceptional person in Bill. Bill and I worked together for over 8 years and I was always amazed at the collection of special talents he possessed – he was highly intelligent, resourceful, perceptive and he had a way with people and was a natural leader. He put people first and cared a lot about what he was doing and those things are what made him succeed at every turn. Even better than all of that was the fact that he was just a great guy. He loved people, he loved to joke and laugh and he always kept things light even when the going was tough. Bill meant a lot to many of us at Scotts and his legacy will live on with everyone that had the distinct pleasure of working with him. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this extremely difficult time.

  • Huffman Family,
    My heart is so heavy for your loss; it has been on my mind since I first learned of the news. Working with Bill was always a pleasure. Regardless of the situation he brought a sense of calm to the environment, and usually a little comedy! Continuing to pray that the Lord’s presence be ever so near, and bring a peace that surpasses understanding.

  • The Huffman Family,
    There’s isn’t a day that goes by that I don’t think of “Billy H.” / his passing.
    He was a good friend and a trusted teammate. My world is forever different. He knew how to bring levity to a sometimes tense work environment and provided a practical outlook on matters of true importance. My deepest condolences.

  • Dear Huffman Family,

    My deepest condolences for your loss. Bill was such a good person and always had a smile on his face, and a kind word to say. He will be greatly missed. Prayers for your healing during this time.

  • Bill, Chris, Amy and family, Lucian and family –
    Sending his son – the word to encourage you all.
    He says to all of you:
    “I invigorate the exhausted, I give strength to the powerless. (Isaiah 40:29) Each of you are invigorated with my strength.”

  • Dearest Bill, Chris, Amy and Lucian families, I was shocked to hear about Billy’s passing. He will be missed dearly but not forgotten. We will miss him at the family dinners and all of the little silly things he used to do. When Billy was around there was lots of love and laughter. We will miss him but he is with a lot of family and friends. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your families. Love You, Aunt Kathy Z and Marvin.