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Harland Huffman

Harland Leon Huffman, 76, of New Whiteland, passed away Wednesday, July 30, 2014, at Indiana University Health Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis, surrounded by his loving family.

He was born Oct. 30, 1937, in Shelby County, the son of Howard and Jesse (Fisher) Huffman. He married his wife of 56 years, Sharon Joy Sipe, on Oct. 18, 1957; and she survives.

Also surviving are his daughters, Terri Bowman and husband, Lonnie, of Fairland, Cathy Murray and husband, Steve, of Greenwood and Linda Huffman of Whiteland; son, Scott Huffman and wife, Marica, of Greenwood; sister, Phyllis Byrd of Laurel; grandchildren, Brad Huffman, Jared Bowman, Amber Norton, Justin Smith, Jennifer Smith, Heather Huffman and Jessica Huffman; 10 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

He also leaves behind his dog, Scooter.

He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Janice Fox; and a great-grandson, Gavin Huffman.

Harland graduated from Morristown High School in 1955. He was a member of Morristown Christian Church.

Harland was a truck driver for Conway Central Express, retiring in 2000, after 16 years of service. After retirement, he drove a school bus for 14 years for Clark-Pleasant Schools in Whiteland.

He enjoyed fishing, basketball, football and NASCAR.

Harland loved spending time with family and friends.

Funeral services, with Bill Farmer officiating, will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Freeman Family Funeral Homes and Crematory, Frazier Chapel, 124 E. North St. in Morristown. Visitation will be from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Interment will be at a later date at Asbury Cemetery in Morristown.

Memorial contributions may be made to Families of SMA, 925 Busse Road, Elk Grove Village, IL 60007; or American Cancer Association, 5635 W. 96th St., Suite 100, Indianapolis, IN 46278.

Online condolences may be shared with the family at www.freemanfamilyfuneralhomes.com.

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