Shurd Learoy Huddleston
October 11, 1943 - January 22, 2010
Shurd "Learoy" Huddleston, age 66 of Van Alstyne, TX passed away
January 22, 2010 at his home. He was born on October 11, 1943 in
Van Alstyne to Shurd and Beatrice (Headrick) Huddleston. He graduated
from Van Alstyne High School and served in the U.S. Air Force during the
Vietnam War from 1966 to 1970. Learoy married Virginia Atkins on
November 16, 2007 in Van Alstyne. He retired from GTE Telephone Co.
out of Sherman after 31 years of service.
Learoy was a big deer hunter and he collected guns. Each year
he saved his vacation time from work until deer season came from November
1st through January 1st. That is how he spent his vacation each year.
He and Virginia would go and spend two weeks at a time, and most times
each of them would come home with a deer. He wore a hat that said
"Born to Hunt. Forced to Work". The past three years he has
been ill and couldn't go as often, but if you wanted to know anything about
any kind of gun, Learoy could tell you.
He is survived by his wife, Virginia Huddleston of Van Alstyne,
TX; daughter, Julie Molder and husband Scott of Bedford, TX; two grandchildren,
Aaron and Meredith Molder of Bedford, TX; one brother, Charles Douglas
Huddleston and wife Joyce of Luella, TX; three step-children, Rikki Jones
and Ricky Atkins of Van Alstyne, TX and Jeff Atkins and wife, Julie of
Weston, TX; eight step-grandchildren; six step-great-grandchildren; a host
of nieces and nephews. Learoy was preceded in death by his son, Darrell
Lee Huddleston; sister, Betty McClusky; two half-brothers, Billy Frank
and Lewis Huddleston; half-sister, Louise Borkholm; mother, Beatrice Huddleston
and father, Shurd Huddleston.
Funeral services will be held at 2:30 pm Monday, January 25, 2010
at Flesher Funeral Chapel in Van Alstyne with Bro. Bobby Hash officiating.
Interment will follow at Van Alstyne Cemetery. Visitation will be
held at 1:30 pm, Monday, one hour prior to the service.