James Morgan Huckabee, 92, passed away on Oct. 12, 2013 in Luling, Texas. “Huck” was born on the family farm in Laurel, Miss., on Jan. 26, 1921, to Josephus Clowers and Minnah Lee Huckabee.
He joined the Armed Forces in WWII where he served as a Radar Mechanic and Radio Repairman. After the war, he re-enlisted in the Army where he served in the Signal Corp during the Kor
ean War years. Completing his military service, Huck went to work for IBM Corporation’s Time Equipment Division as an Engineer where he served 39 years, retiring in Austin, Texas, as an Advisory Scientist on Motor Magnetics. He was a FBHI Master Clockmaker, and notable Author and Horologist. Huck was very active in his church, serving the Lord continually, and with gladness in his heart.
He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Gladys Richbourg Huckabee, of Lockhart; two sons, Jim and wife, Marva Huckabee, of Manor, Texas, and J. Mark and wife, Eileen Huckabee, of Lockhart. Grandchildren are Jason Huckabee and wife, Alice, Shelly Malagarie, Jared Huckabee and wife, Tara, Michael Huckabee and Joseph Huckabee. Great-grandchildren include Dalton Trent Huckabee, Catherine Richbourg Huckabee, Luke Bostwick Huckabee, Hailly Michelle Malagarie, Gracyn Lynn Huckabee, Morgan Drew Huckabee, Elin Claire Huckabee, Ashlynn Faith Huckabee, Caleb Joseph Huckabee, and Hayden Michael Huckabee. Huck leaves behind numerous nieces, nephews, and loving friends.
Visitation was held at 11 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 14, at McCurdy Funeral Home in Lockhart, Texas with the Rev. John Ellis of Shenandoah Baptist Church officiating the service at 1 p.m. Grandsons Jason Huckabee, Jared Huckabee, Michael Huckabee and Joseph Huckabee, together with family friends John Harber and David Dugan, were pallbearers. Burial was in the Mineral Springs Cemetery, Lockhart, Texas.
Arrangements under the care and guidance of McCurdy Funeral Home, 105 E. Pecan, Lockhart, Texas 78644 (512) 398-4791.
Miss Gladys – I’m sorry that I didn’t find out about Huck’s passing until now but I guess there was nothing I could have done.He was a good friend and I hold him in high regard. Bill Mitchell
Mr. Huckabee was one of my dad’s favorite teachers and a dear friend.I went with Mr. Huck and my dad to take cloths to Baptist missions in Mexico and I loved the conversations we had. I wish I would have known of his passing to be with the Lord. I bet he and my dad have already met again in Heaven. Mr. Huck came to my dad’s funeral a long time ago. They are both missed.