Fallen Hero: MSgt (Ret) Fred Norman Huff


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There will be a celebration of Fred’s life at a future date.


Fred Norman Huff

Another great Airman and Fallen Hero have been released from duty, passed from our ranks on  March 19, 2020 and moved on to his heavenly home.  Master Sergeant(MSgt) Fred Norman Huff, age 73, a retired member of the MS Air National Guard who had served within the 172nd Airlift Wing has departed and gone to a better place with our good Lord.

It takes a special person to serve within the military for their country giving up their family time, comfort and safety for their country ultimately for all Americans to enjoy their freedoms, safety, and way of life.  We now applaud you for your service to our country.  A special message from General Douglas McArthur still remains applicable today for our servicemen that have passed:  “Old Soldiers never die; they just fade away”.

Rest in Peace Soldier.  We applaud your patriotism and brave efforts in serving our country and your family for their support of your service.  We thank you for your service.   Without your efforts and your families’ support, this country would not stand so boldly, shine so bright and live so free.  You now have earned a rest, so go fly with the Angels.  May God continue to look over you and your family.  “Stand At Rest Airman”

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Jackson – Fred Norman Huff passed away on March 19, 2020 after struggling with heart and kidney disease.

He was born on February 2, 1947 at AAF Station Hospital Bolling Field, Washington, D.C., the son of Elton Ray Huff and Necy Boone Huff of Pelahatchie, MS. His father, who was in the Air Force, moved him and his family to Hawaii, Meridian, MS, and Gulfport, MS, before finally settling in Pelahatchie, MS. Fred graduated from Pelahatchie High School, and then began his college education at Mississippi State before enlisting in the MS Air National Guard. A proud patriot, Fred served in the Air National Guard until his retirement in 1990. Fred’s early career began at the Mississippi Agriculture Commission working with Jim Buck Ross. From there, he transitioned into the Insurance Industry, where his exceptional work ethic enabled him to mentor many agents. He was the tide of calm in many storms; and the man many of us would love our sons to be: humble, genuine and steadfast. Fred enjoyed his time in the yard and working in his vegetable gardens. He will be remembered as a devoted husband, father, grandfather and friend.

Fred is survived by his wife, Kathy Squires Huff; his son Fred “Squires” Huff Jr. (Janice) of Madison; his daughter Jenna Huff Diket (Cameron) of Jackson; brother Don Huff(Peggy) of Pelahatchie, and 5 grandchildren, (Ellen Huff, Hunter Huff, Maddie Diket, Cam Diket, and Caleb Diket. He is preceded in death by his sisters Donna Kay Stafford (David) of Ponchatoula, LA, and his sister Lisa Cliburn (John) of Prentiss.

There will be a celebration of Fred’s life at a future date.

In lieu of flowers, the family lovingly asks that memorials be sent to the Warrior Bonfire Program or the Wounded Warrior Project.