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Howard E. Huntley
Retired truck driver
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Howard E. Huntley, 98, of Lathrop, passed away peacefully on Sunday, August 16, 2009. He was born July 20, 1911 in Oakdale; he was the second of five children of the late Lyman & Ila Huntley. He lived in San Francisco for 33 years and retired from the City in 1973, where he worked for 25 years as a truck driver. He loved living in the city but in 1975 his wife Nellie persuaded him to move to Lathrop, where his ancestors were early settlers. A year after moving, his beloved wife of 28 years passed away.

Howard joined the US Army in 1937, proudly serving his country for 8 years. His first duty station was in Hawaii; traveling to several different places around the world including India. His final duty station was at Camp Beale.
Howard was a sweet loving man with a great sense of humor. Even though he was always thrifty when it came to himself he was a very generous man, always looking out for his family. He loved fishing in the Bay; he even built 2 boats in his garage and used them regularly. He also enjoyed gardening; whether it was vegetables, fruits or flowers, he always took great pride in them.  

Mr. Huntley was preceded in death by his wife; Nellie Huntley and all four siblings; Viola Roessler, Edna Russell, Oliver Huntley and Lemar Huntley.

Visitation will be Thursday, Aug. 20, 2 to 7 p.m. at P.L. Fry & Son Funeral Home. A Prayer service will follow on Friday, Aug. 21, 12:30 p.m. in the Chapel. Interment is at St. John’s Cemetery. An online guest book is available for remembrances at
Manteca (Calif.) Bulletin
Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2009