Michael Lynn Huff

November 23rd, 1945-October 31, 2014

On October 31st 2014, at the age of 68yrs, Mike found “That One Particular  Harbor, Sheltered From The Wind”. He died peacefully with his Wife, Connie and Son, Chad by his side. Mike was born in Cherokee, Okla and reared on the farmhuff michael homesteaded by his Grandfather South of Jet. This farm will remain in the Huff family for at least the next two generations. He spent his school years in Ks, and in 1963 while in Attica he met and fell in love with Connie Heacock. They were married in 1965 and their beloved son Chad was born in Attica in 1966. Early in their marriage they moved to Okla, and have remained in Edmond. Mike’s happiest years were spent as ‘Captain’ on board his beloved houseboats on Lake Eufaula. His final command was aboard The ‘WAYTOOMUCH’. The stories of his quick wit and antics will live on and be handed down thru countless memories and tales recounted by his friends and family. Mike, by all standards, was a simple man. He loathed large groups and the pomp and circumstance often involved with such. He requested cremation and no formal service. Mike was honest almost to a fault. If you asked him his opinion you better stand back and be ready for the truth. Mike will always be remembered as fair minded and those that had the pleasure to work for him knew him as ‘hands on’ and ready to do more than his share of any task. He spent most of his career in the business of manufacturing, specializing in purchasing and material control. Always devoted, dedicated and conscientious to his work ethic. The last 10 years of his professional life were spent again ‘hands on’, this time as a manager at Lowes. Never a job too large or small, he worked circles around younger guys, unloading freight and stocking shelves. The customers loved him because he knew how to do most anything and was always their ‘go to’ person for advice. To his son Chad, he bestowed a legacy of truth, honesty , integrity, and a work ethic beyond compare. To his pride & joy Grandson, Dalton Michael, he leaves the happy memories of sword & water balloon fights, plus countless hours of working math problems together. Grandpa could figure out anything. In 2011 Mike realized his dream of owning an Airstream travel trailer. Although his poor health kept them from traveling the U.S., he and Connie were able to stay in it about three months a year in an RV park in Fl., near their Grandson. Picking him up after school, going to ball games, and enjoying Grand-parenting activities. Mike was preceded in death by his Father, W.P. Huff, Mother, Mary Evelyn, and Brother, William Dennis. Mike leaves behind his wife Connie, Son Chad (Lisa) and Dalton of Boynton Beach, FL as well as his sister, Barbara Lou Jett of Jet, Ok. All of whom will help ease their own sorrow by reliving the precious memories and stories they will cherish until their own dying day. In memory of Mike, the family asks that donations be made to the Lymphoma/Leukemia Society, to help find a cure for the MDS/AML that took his life. Throughout these last six weeks Mike has been kept alive thru the blood and platelet donations of countless strangers. To these generous people with O-Neg blood we are forever grateful. Please give blood & register to be a bone marrow donor, so that others may have a chance to live.

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  1. I knew Mike from working with him at Organon Teknika many years ago. Mike and Connie graciously invited us to a weekend at Eufaula on their lovely houseboat. Everything written above about Mike is how I remember him He was a wonderful person and I have many good memories of the years we worked together.

  2. I also knew Mike from Organon Teknika. He was a wonderful man.
    Rest in peace Mike!

  3. I also remember Mike from Organon Teknika. He was a warm person with a great since of humor and I always enjoyed interacting with him. He could always brighten the day.

  4. I first met Mike when I hired him as Production and Inventory Control Manger at CCI Life System, later purchased by Organon Teknika. He was the best-ever! He could be counted on to do whatever was necessary to do the work even in times when he did not have all the help he needed. We sent him to California to be trained in the Osmosis side of the portable kidney machine that the company made. While in California, Mike Connie and Chad lived in a small apartment . I remember taking them all out for dinner once and Chad surprised us all by eating everything brought to the table and then wanting dessert matching Mike all the way! Mike made the assembly and Material Management side of the business better.

    Mike was also my friend. The last time I talked with him he was at Lowes. He was busy helping someone but took time to say hi and catch up all while continuing to help the customer. Connie and Mike were a match made in heaven. Although very personal people they were terrific friends always willing to go the extra mile.

    Although I am sorry to see him go I am glad to know that he did so with dignity and grace. Connie, Chad and Dalton we are praying for you. Your Husband, Dad, and Grandpa was the best. Rest assured, Pat and I are praying for you.

    B

  5. Connie and Chad,

    Mikey has often left me speechless; however, his illness and death have left me heartbroken. I’m glad that Mike joined us for Thanksgiving, dips in the pool, and countless pounds of shrimp–but I’m especially thankful that he felt comfortable at our home around the menagerie of animals, friends, and family. Memories and stories of all of our houseboating days will forever be with us–even though most of our lips are sealed. Mike leaves a lasting legacy of love for his family and for us, his friends, the epitome of a class act…did I mention sharp dresser?

  6. I am so sorry to have read of your loss. Please accept my sincere condolences. The Bible is a great source of encouragement at times like this. Something that I have personally found to be of great comfort is what the Bible says at John 5:28, 29 ( Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out, those who did good things to a resurrection of life, and those who practiced vile things to a resurrection of judgment.) As well as Revelation 21:3,4 (With that I heard a loud voice from the throne say: “Look! The tent of God is with mankind, and he will reside with them, and they will be his people. And God himself will be with them. 4 And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore.) These verses show us that soon God is going to bring about a resurrection of our loved ones as well as do away with all causes we have for suffering including sickness and death. Knowing this has always comforted me and it is my sincere hope that these thoughts comfort your family as well. Again I am so sorry for your loss and May Jehovah God bring you comfort during these difficult times. Your neighbor, S.Rubio

  7. I too worked for Mike at organon for many years. He was a great person and a great boss. He made coming to work something to look forward to. My prayers to his family.
    Ralph & Donna Waldron

  8. I worked with Mike at Hitachi Computer Products in Norman. He was fun, great to work for and had an amazing wit and humor. Probably my favorite boss ever. He and Connie invited us for a boat ride one summer while a group of us was at Eufaula, and of course, he gave us the Grand Tour, loved it. So sorry to hear of his passing. My prayers to his beautiful family.

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