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Perry Seth Huxford, 90, of rural Rosedale, passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2017, at Union Hospital. He was born in Parke County on Sept. 13, 1927, to Ivan Raymond Huxford and Helen Rebecca (Nowling) Huxford. He married Donna M. DeGroff on Nov. 29, 1945, and she survives.
Perry served in the U.S. Navy and Air Force Reserves. He was a member of the 841 Operating Engineers for more than 10 years at which time he joined the New York Central Railroad as a fireman and later as an engineer. He retired from Conrail in 1991 after 38 years.
He was a member of American Legion Post 290, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 972, and the John Martin Chapter Sons of the American Revolution.
Perry is survived by his wife, Donna; three children, Karen McHargue (Dick) of Roachdale, David Huxford (Rhonda) of Parke County, and Sharon Mattison (Marv) of Terre Haute; six grandchildren; four stepgrandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren, nine stepgreat-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews, friends, and relatives.
He was preceded in death by all of his siblings and their spouses including sisters, Geneva Alkire (Carl), Virginia Michael (Jewel), Rosemary Hodson (Ed); and brother, Ivan Huxford Jr. (Pat). He also was preceded in death by two grandchildren, Michael Shawn Huxford and Rena Huxford Alexander.
Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017, at Mattox-Wood Funeral Home. Services will be 1 p.m. Saturday, at the funeral home with Pastor Perry Major officiating. Perry will be laid to rest in Roselawn Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Terre Haute Humane Society with envelopes available at the funeral home or to Daily Chapel Christian Church, 6767 W 600 S., Rosedale, IN 47874. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at: www.mattoxwood.com
Published on October 4, 2017
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