D.C. Huffman, 78, of Henderson, passed away Monday, January 17, 2022, in Gulf Shores, Al. A graveside service for family and those that live in the area will be conducted at Old Texas Cemetery in Guy, Ark., at 10 a.m. Jan. 26 with a celebration of his life being held at the Henderson Church of Christ at 2 p.m. Jan. 29 with a 1 p.m. visitation. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be sent to the President’s Council at Freed Hardeman University, 158 E. Main Street, Henderson, TN 38340.
He was born Feb. 18, 1943, in St. Louis, Mo., and spent most of his childhood in Malvern, Ark.
A graduate of Malvern High School, he received his Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy from the University of Arkansas College of Pharmacy in 1966 and his Doctor of Philosophy in Pharmacy Administration from the University of Mississippi in 1971. During his career as a pharmacist, he served the profession in several different positions, including as a Professor of Pharmacy Administration at the University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy, interim Dean of the Graduate School at UT, Administration Vice Chancellor for the UT Health Sciences Center, Executive Vice President of the American College of Apothecaries, Executive Vice President of the American College of Veterinary Pharmacists, Senior Vice President for Pharmacy Practice and Management Services for the National Community Pharmacists Association and Executive
Director of the NCPA Foundation.
He served as a Bible class teacher, deacon and elder for the Oliver Creek Church of Christ (formerly the Brownsville Road Church of Christ) in Arlington for many years. He was a mentor and encourager to many and, because of his humble spirit, was often the peacemaker in difficult situations in both his personal and professional activities. He also served on the Health Arts Council for Freed-Hardeman University and was currently a member of the President’s Council at FHU. He loved visiting with students at FHU and encouraging them as they navigated college life and started their careers.
He loved his God, he loved his church, and he loved his family. He especially loved his granddaughter, and they were best friends. He lived for the Lord, died in the Lord, and by God’s grace, is with the Lord.
He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Judy Hill Huffman of Henderson; daughter, Kimberly Huffman Smith of Henderson; son, Jeffrey Keith (Kara) Huffman of Medina; granddaughter, Angel Huffman of Henderson; his sister, Kathey (Randy) Huffman Harden of Maumelle, Ark.; several nieces and nephews; and numerous friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Delton and Katie Huffman, and his brother, Douglas Huffman.