Funeral services to celebrate the life of DeWitt Talmadge Huckabee, Jr., 88, of Camden, SC were held at 4:00 PM, Saturday, August 31, 2013 at Lyttleton Street United Methodist Church in Camden. Rev. Steve Patterson officiated. Burial followed in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. Memorials maybe made in his memory to Lyttleton Street United Methodist Church, Pastor’s Discretionary Fund, 1206 Lyttleton Street, Camden, SC 29020 or a charity of one’s choice.
DeWitt Talmadge Huckabee, Jr., died Thursday, August 29, 2013. He was born in Rock Hill, SC, the son of the late DeWitt Talmadge and Inez Hudson Huckabee. Mr. Huckabee was the widower of the late Mary Helen Simpson Huckabee. He was a member of Lyttleton Street United Methodist Church, was twice president of the Wimberly Class, was active in the Activity Club and volunteered in many capacities in the church. Mr. Huckabee was retired from DuPont after 35 years and was a US Army WWII paratrooper serving as part of the 82nd Airborne Division and participated in the Battle of the Bulge. He was a member of the Kiwanis Club and the Golden K. He was a life member of the VFW and the James Leroy Belk Post 17 of the American Legion.
Mr. Huckabee is survived by his two daughters, Carolyn Huckabee Horton and her husband Mike Horton, and Beth Huckabee Kelly and her husband Steve Kelly Jr., all of Camden; grandchildren, Stephen Kelly III (Kimberly), Michael Horton, Jr. (Betsy), Travis Kelly (Paulette), Sarah Stephens (Rob), Lindsey Mitcham (Nathan) and Tal Horton; great-grandchildren, Stephen Kelly IV, William Horton and Anna Horton; his second wife, Jane Huckabee.
Besides his parents and first wife, Mr. Huckabee was predeceased by a sister, Helen Bethea.
Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel, was in charge of the arrangements.
Online condolences may be sent to the Huckabee family by visiting www.kornegayfuneral.com.