Leslie William Huffman, 61, of Knoxville

Leslie William Huffman, of Knoxville TN, age 61, passed away on Wednesday, January 19th, 2022 at Cumberland Village in LaFollette, Tn.

Les loved his family, his music and his work in Hospitality. He grew up in a family of six as the second son of a school teacher, in Trotwood Ohio. There he lived and went to school, and played the trumpet and french horn in Trotwood Madison Highschool Marching Band
and jazz band, and in college at the University of Dayton.

He moved to Redondo Beach California where he worked 20+ years for Marriott Hotel, In 2008 he moved to Knoxville Tennessee to live near his sister and family and continued his hospitality career. In 2015 he completed his Bachelor’s degree with the University of Phoenix. In his late years he often attended First Apostolic Church with his sister and family.

Leslie is preceded in death by his parents Thomas Crane Huffman and Sylvia Lurline Newbolt Huffman Roberts. He is survived by his sister Karen Conley and husband Jeff of Powell, Tn, and his brothers Thomas Dwight Huffman and wife Lisa of Utah, and Kevin Roy Huffman and wife Marcia of, Virginia He also is survived by Four Nephews Zachary and Jacob Huffman, Benjamin and Phillip Conley, and three nieces Bonnie and Courtney Huffman and Sarah Conley. In addition, there are eight grand nephews and nieces. Family who loved him and will miss him dearly. The family will receive friends on Saturday, February 5, 2022 at First Apostolic Church in Knoxville, TN from 1:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m. A memorial service will begin at 2:00 p.m. with Pastor McCool officiating. Jones Mortuary, LLC. in Clinton, TN is in charge of arrangements.

About Jim Harris

Jim Harris has been WYSH's News & Sports Director since 2000. In addition to reporting local news, he is the play-by-play voice for Clinton High School football, boys' and girls' basketball and baseball. Catch Jim live weekdays beginning at 6:30 am for live local news, sports, weather and traffic plus the Community Bulletin Board, shenanigans with Ron Meredith and more on the Country Club Morning Show on WYSH & WQLA. Jim lives in Clinton with his wife Kelly and daughter Carolina, and cats Oliver, Bow and Libby.

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