Carl Eugene Huff,81, passed away peacefully on September 7th at the University of Kansas Medical Center, surrounded by his loving family. He was born on October 8, 1941, in Ava, Missouri. Soon after graduating from Ava High School in 1959, Carl moved to Lee’s Summit, Missouri where he became a successful real estate developer. He entered the home building business in 1963 and later established Huff Homes, built on the values of integrity, quality, and service. His foray into commercial real estate was the Bayberry Business Center which is the home office for Huff Homes and he went on to construct the First National Bank.
Carl was involved in the home building organizations on local and national levels. He was also active in community affairs, serving on the Executive Boards of the Chamber of Commerce Realtors Association in Kansas City and Lee’s Summit, and served as area Vice President. He served on the board of the Central Bank of the Midwest for twenty-five years. He received the Outstanding Young Man of America award. Carl was a member of the Ararat Shriners and the Baptist Temple Church of Raytown.
After semi-retiring, Carl returned to his love of rural America and the Double H Ranch. He added acres to the family farm, creating a large ranching operation to breed top quality registered black Angus cattle. Having been in the family for 100 years, the ranch recently received recognition as a Century Farm by the University of Missouri Extension Department.
Carl was preceded in death by his parents, Maynard and Ada Mae Huff, a son, Darrin, and a sister, Geraldine Gray. He is survived by his high school sweetheart and wife of 61 years, Althea June Sievert Huff, a daughter, Dana Wiencek and husband Brian, three granddaughters, Emily Wiencek, Bentonville, AR, Maddie Wiencek of Lee’s Summit, MO, Natalie Wiencek, Lee’s Summit, MO, a sister, Lora Smith of Lee’s Summit, three nephews, Bradly Smith, Prague, Czeck Republic, Curtis Smith, Siloam Springs, AR and Danny Gray, Ozark, MO.
Memorial services will be on Tuesday, September 12, 4:00 PM in the Langford Funeral Home, Lee’s Summit followed by a visitation. A private burial will be at the Floral Hills Cemetery, Lee’s Summit, Missouri with his immediate family.