Steven Douglas Huckaby, Sr. of EI Dorado Springs, passed away early Wednesday, July 5, 2017, after a lingering illness. He was born in Manila, AR on August 7, 1941, the first child of John Bassett Huckaby and Mildred Kathryn (Owens) Huckaby.
Steve was raised by his maternal grandparents, Clara Lintz Owens and William Owens and grew up with his young aunt, Shirley. While living with his grandparents, he traveled to several states, attending school wherever they could find work.
He was an over-the-road trucker for many years. After retirement he enjoyed spending time on his farm with his grandchildren, dogs, and horses. He was a good neighbor, he never knew a stranger and was always ready to give a helping hand when it was needed.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Clara & William Owens; parents, John & Mildred Huckaby; two brothers, Jerry Huckaby and Leslie Huckaby; his son, John Douglas Huckaby and his son-in-law, Russell McGraw.
He is survived by his wife, Sharion Kay (Lamb) Huckaby; his children Steve Huckaby, Jr, Jeanne Huckaby, Rob Lamb (April), and Teressa Huckaby McGraw; six brothers, Larry Huckaby (Jacque), Donald Huckaby, Alan Huckaby (Cindy) , James Huckaby (Laura), Mike Huckaby and Ron Huckaby (Diane); one sister, Lynda Huckaby Bishop (Bill).
Steve had twelve grandchildren; Misty Marshall Mullaney (Michael), Jonathan Marshall, Launi Baderdeen, Steven Travis Huckaby, Eddie Long, Steven Lamb, Nick Lamb, Matt Lamb, Nate Lamb, Micah Moore, Catherine McGraw, Natalie Bums, Logan Loomis and fourteen great-grandchildren. Pa will be missed by his family, nieces, nephews and many friends.