Marion Gene Huffman, 91, of New Cumberland, West Virginia, passed away on March 16, 2023.

Gene was born on January 2, 1932, in Tyler County, West Virginia, one of four children born to Otha and Margaret Spencer Huffman.

Gene graduated from Tyler High School in 1951 and went on to serve in the Navy for four years. After his military service, he returned to a 43-year career at Weirton Steel in the Tin Mill as a buggy driver before retiring. On September 24, 1957, he married Eileen C. Wargo, with whom he spent 65 wonderful years of marriage. They were blessed with three children, three grandchildren and seven grandchildren.

Gene had a passion for bluegrass music and was a skilled banjo and guitar player. He played in numerous bluegrass pick-up bands and was well respected in the bluegrass circles. He looked forward to the annual Bluegrass Festival in Butler, PA. For relaxation he enjoyed mowing grass, tinkering around his home, and working on cars.

He nourished his faith at Nessly Chapel United Methodist Church in New Cumberland, WV, and was a member of the Weirton Steel 25 Year Club.

Most of all, Gene will be remembered for his friendly outgoing personality, always willing to help others in need. He was a good man, a throwback to a different era.

In addition to his parents, Gene was preceded in death by his brother Gail Huffman, and his sister Marylea Edge and her husband, Phillip.

He will be remembered with love and admiration by his wife, Eileen Huffman; sons, Jim and Alan Huffman; daughter, Darlene Sperlazza; sister, Sharon (Roger) Kirk; grandchildren, Craig (Courtney) Brandon (Kalee), and Eric (Tina) Sperlazza; and great-grandchildren, Herrik, Analei, Fredrik, Maxim, Mia, Angela, and Kolton Sperlazza.

Family and friends will be received Sunday from 1-3 PM and 6-7:30 PM at the Greco Hertnick Funeral Home, 3219 Main Street Weirton. Funeral services for Gene will be held Sunday at 7:30 PM in the funeral home.
Interment will take place at 1 PM Monday at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens, Weirton. Military honors will be conducted by the US Navy and American Legion Post 10.

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  1. Eileen & family, I’m so very sorry to read of Gene’s passing. Sending my deepest condolences & prayers

  2. Eileen, I am so sorry to hear about Gene’s passing. He’s the only one I know that had the same name as my dad. Marion. My prayers are with you and your family at this time. May God give you the comfort that only he can.
    Love you!!

    Sally (tax office)

  3. Candle Selection 3Sorry to hear of Gene’s passing. Thankful for the visit with him this summer. So glad we got to see all of you. Praying for peace and comfort for your family. Love you all.

  4. sad to hear of Gene’s passing him and Ellen will always be remembered as our friends and neighbors

  5. Candle Selection 2Huffman family, So sorry to hear about Gene. Growing up and hanging out with Jim, I remember Gene was always in the garage working on the cars. Praying for all of you.

    Todd & Amy Gittings

  6. Candle Selection 3So sorry for your loss Eileen and family. We have missed your at church and hope to see you soon. Your in our prayers. We so enjoyed him.

  7. Eileen I was so sorry to hear of the passing of Gene. My thought and prayers are with you. I know he really meant a lot to my late husband Charlie Ward. He really enjoyed working with him in the mill.
    So sorry for your loss
    Tresa Ward Bratt🙏

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