Huffaker, William Earl "Bruzz"

Sunday, January 6, 2013
Earl Huffaker
Earl Huffaker

William Earl “Bruzz” Huffaker, 60, of Chattanooga, died on Friday, January 4, 2013 at a local hospital.

He worked for many years as a nuclear pump engineer, was a member of the American Legion, Fraternal order of Eagles, and the Alhambra Shriner Temple. He was also a Mason and a member of the Scottish Rite.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Gene Huffaker.

Survivors include his significant other, Rosa Smith; son and daughter-in-law, Eric and Mindy Huffaker; daughter and son-in-law, Tina Sue and Chris Garrett; parents, William T. and Margaret Huffaker; sister and brother-in-law, Linda and Rick Curry; grandchildren, Sage Huffaker, and Cameron Hopkins; stepchildren, Frankie, Cantessa, Janell, and Rosa Jr.; several nieces and nephews, and many other family and friends, including special friend, Darlene Rogers.

Visit www.heritagefh.com to share words of comfort to the family.

The family will receive friends from 5-8 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 9, at Heritage Funeral Home, 7454 E. Brainerd Road.


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