Gary Eugene Huckaby
1943 - 2021
Gary Eugene Huckaby N. CHARLESTON - Gary E. Huckaby departed this world peacefully Friday, October 8, 2021. Gary was born May 25, 1943 in Griffin, Georgia. Following his graduation from Griffin High School in 1962, he enlisted in the United States Air Force, in which he served honorably for 21 years. He earned his Associate's Degree in Computer Science and, following his Air Force retirement, Gary went to work for the Department of Defense at Joint Base Charleston.He served 30 years before retiring in 2016.Gary was predeceased by his parents, Rev. And Mrs. Allen Huckaby of Griffin, Georgia, and his brother, Larry Huckaby of Griffin, Georgia. He is survived by his wife, Joy; daughter, Selena Alvar and her husband, Nestor of San Angelo, TX; daughter, Paula Kelly and her husband, Gerald of St. George, SC; his 3 grandsons, Quaid Alvar (San Angelo, TX), Noah and Caden Wright (St. George, SC); and his sister, Brenda Huckaby of Griffin, Georgia. He also leaves behind many extended family and friends that he loved dearly. Gary loved his family and friends above all else. His grandsons were the light of his life and he was so proud of them. He also loved to laugh and make others laugh. He could keep the straightest face and you would never know if he was serious or joking. He was an avid golfer and enjoyed keeping everyone, especially his golfing buddies, laughing. He will be missed by everyone who knew and loved him. Visitation will be at Simplicity North Charleston on Saturday, October 16th from 2-4pm. Visit our guestbook at
Published by Charleston Post & Courier from Oct. 12 to Oct. 13, 2021.
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I will miss my dear friend & great golfing buddy. Still remember all the fun times we had. Prayers for Joy & all the family.
Frank Button
October 16, 2021
Always with a smile on his face... Loved that laugh! Gary will be greatly missed.
October 16, 2021
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow. We are sorry we cannot be with you today but our thoughts are with you. Blessings.
Cynthia Ashley and Dennis Ashley
October 16, 2021
Daddy you are already missed immensely! Selena and I both catch ourselves saying, "Daddy" we go to tell you something and we can't. You were one of a kind and loved your family like no other! I love you more final!!
Your daughter, Paula
October 15, 2021
Dear Joy & Family! Please accept our heartfelt expression of sympathy and condolence on the passing of Gary. May he Rest In Peace and eternally be bathed in the Eternal Light and Grace of Our Lord Jesus Christ. Our prayers and thoughts are with you. He was always smiling and always had good things to say about everyone. GOD BLESS.
Joel & Priscilla Larkin
October 14, 2021
We had the pleasure of working with Gary for many years. He was always smiling and laughing. Would do anything to help you. Great man!
Bob & Barb Langston
October 13, 2021
Thank you for many happy times on the golf course
Ben Godfrey
October 12, 2021
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