Roy Leland Huffman, Lt. Col. USAF ret, passed away on Christmas Eve, 2021. He was born in Lexington,Ky in1931, the eldest son of Roy A and Marjorie Huffman. Educated in Lexington public schools, he was a graduate of the University of Kentucky.
After college he entered pilot training as a 2nd Lt. in the USAF.
In his 26 years in the Air Force he flew several different airplanes, notably B47s in his many years in SAC during the Cold War. He also flew rescue helicopters HH43 in Da Nang Viet Nam. During his many assignments he served as a nuclear weapons officer and commanded several Munitions Maintenance Squadrons.
He was a member of UCUM church in Oviedo Fl.
He is survived by his loving wife of 67 years, Nancy Huffman and his 3 children
Amy Freeman (John L) Leland Huffman (Elizabeth) Michael Huffman (Pamela). He was blessed with 6 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren with a 5th expected soon.
He was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters. He is also survived by 3 brothers, Raymond Huffman, Dr. Stanley Huffman (Maggie) and Robert Huffman (Janice).
Our thanks to Alabama Oaks for the care he received there and to Advent Hospice.
A celebration of life will be held on January 22, 2022 at 11 am at University Carillon United Methodist Church in Oviedo.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project or UCP of Central Florida.