Donald Leon Huffman

Donald Leon Huffman, of Lawson, Missouri, passed away January 30, 2024.

Donald L. Huffman was born February 22, 1950, in Excelsior Springs, Missouri. Donald, also known as Donnie, was the son of Frank and Veta Huffman. Donnie worked many years doing basement construction. He also loved working out in the hay fields and spending time out on his land fishing, hunting for deer and mushrooms, and collecting things, and just being with family and friends. Donnie was a member of the fraternal order of the Eagle’s Club #3917.

Donnie was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Larry and Marvin Huffman; sisters, Virginia Pourbaugh and Sandra Huffman; and son, Bruce Huffman.

Donnie leaves behind his wife, Carol Huffman, of Lawson, Missouri; sons, Travis Huffman, of Lawson, Missouri, Benjamin Huffman, of Richmond, Missouri, and John (Stephanie) Johnston, of Rayville, Missouri; daughter, Jessica Campbell (fiancé, TJ Adams), of Roland, Iowa; stepchildren, Lee (Brandy) Washburn, of Pleasant Valley, Missouri, Sarah (Travis) Maddox, Allen (Stevie) Washburn, both of Excelsior Springs, Missouri, and Holly Washburn, of Liberty, Missouri; 18 grandchildren, eight great grandchildren, two nieces, one nephew, and many other family and friends.

He will be missed by all family and friends.

A visitation will be held Monday, February 5, 2024, at Bross and Spidle Funeral Home in Excelsior Springs,
Missouri, from 1 to 2 p.m. with a service to follow. Donald will be buried at Hillcrest Cemetery inExcelsior Springs following the service.

Our Sincere Condolences

Sorry to hear of Donnie’s passing.
Condolences to all your family.
Hugs to Carol.
Ronda Popejoy

Sure gonna miss him. He always invited me to his cookouts, which he loved, with family and friends. He never complained when he was in the nursing home. Always had a sense of humor. . . And may the perpetual light shine upon him. God bless his family.
Bernie Bunkers

I’m sad and I miss him. The cookouts, picnic or other holiday dinners. Visiting him when was sick. Made the perpetual light shine upon him. May his wife Carol be comfort and know she in our thoughts and prayers at this time. God Bless you.
Rosemary Gress

Sending my love and hugs to Carol and the Offspring….Uncle Donnie was like Santa every day. Grinning cherry cheeks and bear hugs that squeezed a little niece’s breath away. He lived with us when I was small and one day he brought home this gigantic inner tube from Goodyear where he worked. It was a lot of fun and I thought it was for me, but part of me now wonders if it may have gotten used at the lake when I wasn’t paying attention. I remember he used to like to go to Sugar Bottom beach in Iowa. My uncle always tried his best and loved people. Gave the benefit of the doubt and when people didn’t behave well, he was truly confused by it. He was easy going and just rolled with life with a smile on his face and teasing humor. At the nursing home he was always trying to cheer everybody else and he had an easy banter with the nurses who doted on him. And I’m so thankful for Carol who walked this journey with him. The good with the bad the fun and the pain. Blending families is not easy but there seems to be a lot of love and respect there as well as just holding on to each other until it’s time to let go and that’s what counts.
Dee Ann Stover

So sorry to hear about Donnie. We went to grade school together at Washington School and he and all of the Huffmans were good people.
Ron Davenport

Sorry for your loss.
Carolyn Mayabb

I am so glad that I got to see him last summer he was a good old friend from back in the days in Excelsior. We baled hay together back on his father’s farm and went to north k.c. to pick up old bakery goods to feed his dads hogs. I will miss you my friend and all the memories we had back then. The last time we hooked up was at the bar that you and your brother had or worked at down town excelsior it was in feb and and cold as shit. Being from Florida as we drove back to his house in his 1956 Chevy with no heat. Love you man, see ya on the other side!!!!
Steven E. Payne