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Erwood ‘Cotty’ Huffman, son of Zed and Mary D. (England) Huffman, was born March 18, 1925 at Clearfield, Iowa. Cotty served in the U.S. Navy during World War II; helping with the rebuilding of Pearl Harbor and Japan. Cotty was honorably discharged on February 17, 1946 and on March 21, 1946 he married his sweetheart, Norma Jean Levi. Cotty was a draftsman and carpenter. Cotty and Jean loved to dance and people enjoyed watching them.

Cotty was a member of the American Legion, Woodside Post #97 in Clearfield.

Cotty became a resident of Clearview Home in Clearfield and he passed away there on January 22, 2013. He was preceded in death by his parents and his loving wife, Jean, on August 17, 2006 and a brother, Donnie.

Survivors include his daughters, Betty (Wayne) Brammer of Clearfield, Iowa and Vickie (Kevin) Kelm of Rockfield, Kentucky; grandchildren, Kimberly Brown, Rocky Huffman, Jason (Angie) Cole, Heather (John) Etheridge and Crystal (Scott) Repp of Altoona, Iowa; great-grandchildren; great-great-granddaughter; brother, T.M. ‘Mac’ Huffman, and other relatives and friends.

A memorial fund has been established to the Clearfield Cemetery. Watson-Armstrong Funeral Home in Clearfield was in charge of the arrangements.

Services were held at the Christian Church in Clearfield on Saturday, January 26, 2013 with Kevin L Kelm officiating. Musical selections were ‘Daddy’s Hands,’ ‘Peace In The Valley,’ ‘Grandpa,’ ‘Navy Hymn’ and ‘In The Mood.’

Casket bearers were Justin Brown, Tristin Brown, Scott Repp, Dalton Kinder, Devon Cole and Logan Lawson.

Honorary pallbearers were the Clearview staff.

Military rites were conducted by Woodside Post #97.

Cotty was laid at rest in the Clearfield Cemetery in Clearfield. 

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