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Jesse “J.P.” Huggins, Jr., 90

Jesse “J.P.” Huggins, Jr., 90

Jesse “J.P.” Huggins, Jr., 90, of Mountain Home went home to be with the Lord Thursday, July 14, 2016.
A native and lifelong resident of Henderson County, he was a son of the late Jeannie Belle Greer and J.P. Huggins, Sr. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Evaughn Allison Huggins and their two sons, Thomas Marlowe Huggins and Jesse “John” Lamar Huggins and a brother, Harold Hampton Huggins.
J.P. graduated from Etowah High School and served in the US Marine Corps in the Pacific Theater in World War II. He owned and operated J.P. Huggins & Son Construction. J.P. was a founding member of the Mountain Home Fire Department and a lifetime member of Naples Baptist Church where he served as deacon for many years. He was also a past Grand Master of the Kedron Masonic Lodge, #387, as well as a past Worthy Patron of the Hendersonville Chapter 61, Order of the Eastern Star.
J. P. is survived by his loving wife of 31 years, Jeanne Trice Huggins; sister, Jeanne Huggins Revis; daughter in-law, Donna Smith Huggins, wife of the late John L. Huggins; granddaughter, Allison Smith Huggins; nephew, Tim Revis of Royston, GA; niece, Diane Travis, and her sons Al and Matt Travis, and their father Craig Travis; step-daughters, Debbie Blackwell and husband Kenny, Donna Stanley and husband David; and their children, Trisha and Brooke Blackwell and Tiffany Stanley; and great-grandson, Matheu Reeves.
A funeral service will be held at 2:30 PM Sunday, July 17, 2016 at Naples Baptist Church with the Reverend Richard Merck officiating. Burial will follow at Shepherd Memorial Park with military honors. The family will receive friends Sunday from 1:30 – 2:30 at the church.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Naples Baptist Church or to the Shriners at www.tmcfunding.com, or to a charity of the donor’s choice.
To offer online condolences, please visit www.shulerfuneralhome.com.
Shuler Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements