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 Alex Robert Hufford

Alex Robert Hufford

Birth
Davy, McDowell County, West Virginia, USA
Death 9 Jan 1974 (aged 67)
Bluefield, Mercer County, West Virginia, USA
Burial Bluefield, Mercer County, West Virginia, USA
Memorial ID 32414110 · View Source
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My Dad. Raised in Welch and later in Bluefield, he was a 1928 graduate of Beaver High School and worked many years for Bluefield Supply Company after starting at the rival Bluefield Hardware. He pitched semi-pro baseball (according to family legend, on one occasion he had the misfortune to pitch for a white pick-up team playing a barnstorming Negro League squad and the legendary Josh Gibson hit a homer off of him that is still in orbit somewhere) and during the 1930s fished professionally in Florida before serving with the US Army in Southern California during WWII in the Coastal Artillery and while there won every marksmanship award that the US Army had available. He was a renowned and respected hunting, fishing, and firearms expert, winning the "Field & Stream" medal for small-mouthed bass in 1953 and remaining a shotgun expert all his days, despite the effects of Parkinson's Disease. Won to Christ at a Billy Sunday crusade, he was a member and choir singer of Bland Street UMC.

He taught me to hunt, fish, and golf and gave me an abiding respect for firearms safety and for the Second Amendment. He also introduced me to the books of his favorite authors Ernest Hemingway and Robert Ruark...


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  • Created by: Bob Hufford
  • Added: 26 Dec 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 32414110
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Alex Robert Hufford (2 Nov 1906–9 Jan 1974), Find A Grave Memorial no. 32414110, citing Monte Vista Park Cemetery, Bluefield, Mercer County, West Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Bob Hufford (contributor 46784943) .