Jack Daphen Huffman Sr.,

Published 2:31 pm Monday, November 28, 2016

Jack Daphen Huffman Sr., 85, former City Manager for Irving 1973-1993, died Tuesday, November 22, 2016 at Baylor Scott and White Medical Center in Irving.  Born August 20, 1931 in Orange, Texas, he was the son of the late William Leon Huffman and Bessie Irene Grimes Huffman.  He graduated from Luther Stark High School in 1950, served in the United States Air Force 1950-1954 and graduated from Texas A & M University with a B. S. in Civil Engineering in 1957.  He later completed courses in Public Administration at Baylor University in 1962.  He served as Highway Design Engineer for the Texas Highway Department in Beaumont 1958-1961, Director of Planning and Public Works, City of Waco 1961-1963, Director of Traffic and Transportation City of El Paso 1963-1966, City Manager and Finance Officer, City of Orange, Texas 1966-1972, City Manager of Greeley, Colorado 1972-1973 and City Manager for the City of Irving 1973-1993.  He married Betty Jean Ramsey November 3, 1951 in Orange, Texas.  She preceded him in death in May, 2013.  He was a member of Oak View Baptist Church.  Survivors include his companion, Dee Dee Ingram of Irving; sons, Jack Daphen Huffman, Jr. and wife Debra, of Orange and Morris Mance Huffman and wife Gina of Gallatin, TN; daughter, Connie Diane Huffman Randle and husband Dewayne of Irving; five grandchildren, Jack Daphen Huffman, III (Trey) and wife Rachel; Lindsey Johnson and husband Blake, Jack Robert Huffman, Ryan Randle and Lauren Randle; and four great grandchildren, Ryder Huffman, Ramsey Johnson, Rixon Johnson, and Carter Foreman.  Funeral services are planned for 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, November 29, 2016 at Oak View Baptist Church, 1004 South Story Road in Irving.  The family will receive friends there one hour prior to the service.  A graveside service with military honors will be held 11:00 a.m. Saturday, December 3, 2016 at Hillcrest Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Orange, Texas under the direction of Donnelly’s Colonial Funeral Home, 606 West Airport Freeway in Irving.