Clifford James “Kip” Huffman, 54, of Chrisman, passed away at 9:22 a.m. Monday, May 23, 2022, at OSF Heart of Mary Hospital, Urbana. He was a chef at the former Crossroads Restaurant of …
Clifford James “Kip” Huffman, 54, of Chrisman, passed away at 9:22 a.m. Monday, May 23, 2022, at OSF Heart of Mary Hospital, Urbana. He was a chef at the former Crossroads Restaurant of Chrisman and had also worked for many years in nursing.
Visitation is from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. Friday, May 27, at Templeton Funeral Home. Military rites will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday at the funeral home by Chrisman American Legion Post #477. Private interment in Light-Carmel Cemetery near Scottland is at a later date.
Mr. Huffman was born April 20, 1968, in Anderson, Ind., the son of Michael Kent and Mary Cox Huffman. He married Angela E. Simpson on May 30, 2003, in Paris, and she survives.
Other survivors include his parents, Michael K. (Jeanette) Huffman of Kokomo, Ind., and Mary (Danny) Ramsey of Crossville, Tenn.; his maternal grandmother, Mabel Cox of Crossville; four children, Michael W. Huffman (Kim Chambers) and Joseph B. Totten both of Chrisman, and Danika C. Huffman and Blake V. (Tiffany) Rose both of Greenville, N.C.; sisters, Kelley Donahue of Winter Haven, Fla., and Terri Freiji of Carmel, Ind.; brothers, Jon Silcox of Kokomo, Ind., and Mark Silcox of Austin, Texas; nine grandchildren, Payton, Logan and Lilyann Chambers, Russell Batchelor, Wesley James Huffman, Lillyanna Huffman, Rosalee Huffman, Ryker Stone and Charleigh Jean Huffman; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Kimberly Branim.
Mr. Huffman was a U.S. Army veteran of Operation Desert Storm and was a member of Chrisman American Legion Post #477. He was an avid NASCAR fan — a loyal Dale Earnhardt enthusiast who was known to boast that his daughter was born on Dale’s birthday.
He was a talented chef who loved cooking for others. He especially enjoyed computers and gaming. Although he was happiest when working in the kitchen or on his computer, he also loved building things, woodworking, being outdoors and going for drives in his convertible.
Memorial donations may be made to Chrisman American Legion Post #477.
Online condolences at www.TempletonFuneralHome.com.