Huskey, William Clifford

WW II Veteran Was Active in Baptist Missions Work

Saturday, November 19, 2005

Rev. William Clifford Huskey, of Chattanooga, died on November 19, 2005 at Erlanger Medical Center. He was 78 years of age.

He was a native of Florence, AL. He was a member of the Hamilton Baptist Church and had more recently attended the First Alliance Church. He was a United States Navy veteran having served in World War II.

He served with Baptist International Missions, Inc. (BIMI) for more than 40 years in the Caribbean Islands and also in church planting. He started the Emmanuel Baptist Church in Decatur, AL, the Somerville Baptist Church in Somerville, AL, and the Faith Baptist Church in Lawrenceburg, TN. He served in the home office from 1970-2000.

He was the son of the late Jesse and Frances Huskey of Florence, AL.

He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Mavis S. Huskey of Chattanooga; one daughter and son-in-law, Regina and Phil Stuart of Chickamauga, GA; one son and daughter-in-law, John and Shannon Huskey of Rossville, GA; eight grandchildren; one great-grandchild; two sisters, Betty Scales of Woodstock, GA; Louise Kidd of Florence, AL; one brother, Robert Huskey of Austin, TX.

Funeral services will be held on Monday at 2:30 p.m. in the East Chapel with Dr. James Ray, Rev. Lee Peters, and Rev. Jim McNair officiating. Burial will follow at Lakewood Memory Gardens, East with full military honors.

The family will receive friends Sunday from 3-5 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Baptist International Missions, Inc. (BIMI).

Arrangements are by Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory and Florist, 404 South Moore Road, Chattanooga, Tennessee.

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