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Harry E. Huggins, Sr.

June 4, 1925 ~ February 16, 2020 (age 94)


Harry E. Huggins, Sr. 94, of Conneaut, passed away Sunday, February 16, 2020. He was born June 4, 1925 in Lebanon, OH, and was the son of Porter and Grace (Potain) Huggins.

Harry graduated from Ashtabula High School where he played football. After graduation, Mr. Huggins served in the U.S. Marine Corp from 1943-1945 in World War II. He was wounded in action on Saipan and received a Purple Heart.

Mr. Huggins worked as a bricklayer and allied craftworker for over 75 years. He built and sold many houses of his own. He taught each one of his children the remodeling trades.

He lived 45 years in the Ashtabula Co. area teaching and working the trowel trades. Harry and his wife Pat retired to the Brooksville, FL area, where he lived 45 years until he moved in 2016 to his daughter Tarry’s “Suzie” home till his death.

Harry was always Mr. Entertainment to all he met. Gave nicknames to all he met, “Pot licker,” “Lard Ass,” Satchel Ass,” Horse’s Patute,” etc… If you were honored with a name, he loved you. He loved his fur babies Karman, Izzybella, Katie, and his favorite love Jody, who is waiting for him at the Rainbow Bridge.

Survivors include his sons Harry E. Huggins, Jr. of CA, Garry (Carol) Huggins of Arizona; his daughter Tarry (Ron Thomas) Petrella, of Conneaut, who he lived with the last four years; his brother Porter Huggins of Geneva; his grandchildren Trista Petrella (Antoine AKA Lamar) McMullen of Jacksonville, NC, Amy (Dirk) Feiler of Conneaut, Danielle Petrella of Savannah, GA; great-grandchildren Jabreea, Jordon, Jonte’, and Jamari McMullen, Trenton Thomas, Autumn Windler, and Julian Johnson; and great-great-grandson Aaden McMullen.

He is also survived by his step-grandchildren Tammy (Glenn) Matters; and step-great grandchildren Cheryl (Mike) Faraci, and Matthew and Austin Matters.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife Patricia Ann (March) Huggins of 56 years; his son Larry Lee Huggins; and his sister Thelma Huggins.

At his request there will be no services.

His family would like to thank his favorite aides from Infinity Health Care Solutions Diane and Jen, and the local nurses and everyone else from Ashtabula County Hospice of the Western Reserve.

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