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“Dear Amy, Lori, and Andy - So Sorry to hear about your loss. Uncle Wayne was a very impressionable guy for me growing up at the Huggins gatherings. ...Read More »
1 of 20 | Posted by: Scott Bishop - Long Beach, CA

“Special prayer for the Huggins/Mesler Family. ”
2 of 20 | Posted by: Karen Chaney - St. Louis, MO

“Amy, I am so very sorry for your loss. Both of your parents were such wonderful people. Please know that you and your entire family are in my...Read More »
3 of 20 | Posted by: Jamie Ellison

“Amy, Lori and Andy - I am so sorry to hear of your dad's passing. Your parents gave me great childhood memories. RIP Wayne...jennifer ”
4 of 20 | Posted by: Jennifer (Smith) Starnes - IL

“Amy, you have my deepest sympathy. I will keep you and your family in my prayers. ”
5 of 20 | Posted by: Nathaniel Harris - Florissant, MO

“I grew up in Marissa and new Wayne my whole childhood him and add we're pretty good buddies. I have always loved Wayne and all his joking around he...Read More »
6 of 20 | Posted by: Ashley Harris - marissa, IL

“They broke the mold when God created him.Will be missed, Wayne and his Boston touring around Mariisa. Now he is with his lovely wife. ”
7 of 20 | Posted by: Kelly Hoernis - Marissa, IL

“Amy I am your FED family. I am sorry about daddy, I am thinking about you and your family and I will keep you all in my prays. ”
8 of 20 | Posted by: Rebecca Reese - St Louis, MO

“Know that I am praying for you ”
9 of 20 | Posted by: Joe Compton - Duquoin, IL

“I spent many hour in the Huggins garage. I grew up with him and andy. they took me too the drag strip . and taught me about car and chevy no dough ....Read More »
10 of 20 | Posted by: timothy frisch - marissa, IL

“So sorry for the loss of your dad. I know you will miss him a lot. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. ”
11 of 20 | Posted by: Donna Bagley - Family

“Dear Amy,So sorry to hear about the passing of your beloved father. I hope that you can find peace knowing that he is no longer suffering in poor...Read More »
12 of 20 | Posted by: Judy Ahlers - Kirkwood, MO

“I was sorry to hear about your father-in-law Your family is in my prayers ”
13 of 20 | Posted by: Brenda Epplin - Pinckneyville, IL

“Amy, Lori, Andy, and all mates and grandchildren, you have our deepest sympathy. Uncle Wayne was one of a kind. As much as you miss this sweet man,...Read More »
14 of 20 | Posted by: Brenda Witbracht - Pinckneyville, IL

“Our deepest sympathy Amy. May God grant you his peace that passes all understanding. We are so sorry Amy. Love, Mark Pauline and the girl pack ”
15 of 20 | Posted by: Pauline Dowell - Columbia, IL

“You will be missed!!! Enjoy that Chevy garage in heaven! Our deepest sympathy to Andy, Amy, Lori and family! It was always a pleasure to listen to...Read More »
16 of 20 | Posted by: Mike Marler - Marissa, IL

“So sorry for your loss. Mike and I will always remember and miss him. So many great memories. ”
17 of 20 | Posted by: Mike and Laura Downey - Ava, MO

“I was your dad's neighbor across the street. I am sorry to hear about his passing. Both your parents were wonderful people. And you're right about...Read More »
18 of 20 | Posted by: Barb Schaffner - Marissa, IL

“I have so many memories of Wayne and his wife Judy that I don't know where to begin. He was a great man with a big heart for kids. Growing up I spent...Read More »
19 of 20 | Posted by: Jessica Easton(Cahoon) - Marissa, IL

“So sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with your family. ”
20 of 20 | Posted by: Barry & Missy Kellerman - IL

Norman Wayne Huggins, 75 of Marissa, IL was born on June 5, 1942; and on Sunday, July 23, 2017 he took his final road trip to spend eternity with his Lord and Savior.

Wayne was born to Herschel and Bertie Huggins. He married Judy nee Greenwood, and they spent 52 wonderful years together. Wayne was survived by his three children – Amy (Harold) Melser of Columbia, IL; Lori (Darren) Touchette of Millstadt, IL; and Andy (Mary) Huggins of Tamaroa, IL; his grandchildren – Andrew (fiancé Leigha), Thomas, Daniel & Sophia Huggins and Jayden Touchette; his two sisters – Violet (Puge) Bishop and Joyce (Rev. Ted) Clark. He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Judy; his sisters – Thelma & Emma; his brothers – Howard, Emery & Nelson.

Throughout his life, Wayne was a mechanic, he owned a gas station, worked at the Chevrolet Plant in St. Louis and at the Baldwin Coal Plant. He loved his wife, family and Chevys. Dad was an honest, blunt and to the point kind of guy. He was the hub of our wheel. He never met a stranger and had a big heart especially for those darn grandkids. Pretty much everyone knew Wayne Huggins because when you met him, you didn't forget him. He never ceased to surprise you. Dad loved to aggravate and joke so much that he left you just shaking your head and laughing. The "Huggins garage" was the place to be to sit, enjoy and shoot the bull all night. The only stipulation is you didn't park a Ford in the driveway. Dad loved and protected his family. No words can express how much he will be missed. God speed Dad, you finished your race here on earth and crossed the checkered flag. Enjoy your rewards in victory lane!

Memorials may be made to St. Bruno School Endowment, 204 North Gordon Street, Pinckneyville, IL 62274.

Condolences to the family may be expressed online at

Visitation: Friends may call at Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in Marissa, IL on Saturday, July 29, 2017 from 10:00am to 12:00noon.

Funeral: Wayne's Celebration of Life will be held at Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in Marissa, IL on Saturday, July 29, 2017 at 12:00noon with Pastor Ted Clark officiating.

Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in Marissa, IL is in charge of arrangements.