Funeral Service Is Wednesday For Joel Huddleston, Killed In Wreck On Ashland Terrace

Sunday, January 19, 2014
Joel Huddleston
Joel Huddleston

Funeral services will be on Wednesday, for Joel David Huddleston, 36, of Red Bank, who died on Saturday, in an accident on Ashland Terrace. 

Joel was a very loving son, husband, father and brother. He was a fun loving person who was friends with many people. 

Survivors are his wife, Katie O’Donnell Huddleston; one daughter, Paxton Grace Huddleston; one son, Parker Joel Huddleston; parents, Howard (Happy) Huddleston and wife Melanie, Janice (Jan) Markum Woodside and husband, Garry; brothers, Jon Huddleston and wife Jennifer, Jimmy Huddleston; paternal grandmother, JoAnn Huddleston; maternal grandmother, Peggy Markum; and nieces, Madison O’Donnell and Lily O’Donnell.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, at Lane Funeral Home, 601 Ashland Terrace with Reverend Garry Woodside and Dr. Fred Steelman officiating. Eulogy will by Craig Miller. Interment will be in Hamilton Memorial Gardens. 

The family will receive friends from 4-8 p.m. on Tuesday at the funeral home and from 12-2 p.m. on Wednesday at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, contributions are requested for the Paxton and Parker Huddleston Memorial fund, in care of Bill and Ann O’Donnell, 114 Ford Drive, LaGrange, Ga. 30240.

Condolences may be sent to www.lanefh.com

Arrangements are by Lane Funeral Home, 601 Ashland Terrace, Chattanooga 37415, 877-3524.



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