E. Clay Huddleston
E. Clay Huddleston, 82, of Richmond, Ind., died Monday, October 31, 2016, at his residence. Born on September 1, 1934, in Pocahontas, he was the son of the late Orval Clyde and Avis Ann (Shipp) Huddleston. He was a truck driver for Howard Sober in Springfield, Ohio, retiring after 24 years of service and receiving membership in the Million Mile Club. His CB handle was Red Rose. Music was his life. Clay started three Jamborees, Arkansas, St. Louis and in 1984 started the Midwest Jamboree in New Paris. After retiring, he was a disc jockey for WECI at Earlham College where he hosted Clay’s Country Classics for 10 years. Survived by his wife, together for 40 years: Marissa (Brutans) Huddleston; children: Clay Huddleton Jr., Cindy (John) Stover, Dean (Kim) Smith, Mike Smith, Lisa (Tim) Orrill and Myreta (Bill) Killen; twin Brother, Ray (Jo) Huddleston; sister, Betty Durbin and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his son, Tim Huddleston and daughter, Dorothy “Cricket” Green. Family will receive friends on Friday, November 4, 2016, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Barnes Funeral Home, 109 West Main Street, New Paris, Ohio, with the funeral service immediately following at 2:00 p.m. with Pastor David Anderson officiating. Interment will be held in Spring Lawn Cemetery in New Paris. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one’s choice. Condolences may be sent to the family via the web site at www.barnesfuneralhome.com.