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Norman Allen Huffstetler

July 24, 1939 - March 27, 2019

Service Date March 29, 2019

The family will receive friends from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Friday, March 29, at Memorial Funeral Home (1102 Big Spring Road, Maryville) with a service to follow at 7:00 p.m. The Rev. Charles Murrell of Hillcrest Baptist Church will be officiating. The family will depart the funeral home at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 30, for a procession to Carpenter’s Methodist Church (3538 Best Road, Maryville), where Norman will be laid to rest along with 5 generations of the Huffstetler family. The graveside service and internment will begin at 11:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, gifts may be given to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

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Norman Allen Huffstetler, age 79, of Maryville, passed away peacefully at home on March 27, 2019. Norman was born on July 24, 1939 and was a lifelong Blount Countian. He married his high school sweetheart, Shirley Gaddis, on October 25, 1961. He was a member of Hillcrest Baptist Church. He retired from Delta Air Lines after 33 years of service and was able to pursue his love of farming. Norman was an excellent athlete, playing baseball and basketball from an early age. He had a great love of children and used his talents to coach many of Blount County’s youth in football and baseball. Norman coached the Maryville Southerners football team from 1971 – 1981. He coached baseball for several years during the 1970s and 1980s at Maryville Little League, taking several teams to division payoffs and titles. Norman flew to Oregon to purchase a pitching machine and constructed a batting cage in his back yard for the league. He helped to clear and excavate the first Senior League field. In his later years, his greatest joy was his granddaughters and he loved watching children eying cookies at the mall while be drank coffee. He was preceded in death by his parents, Clarence and Minnie Huffstetler. He will be forever remembered, loved and missed by his wife of 57 years, Shirley (Gaddis) Huffstetler; son, Mark Huffstetler and wife Lee Ann of Maryville; daughter, Kandi Yeager and husband Rick of Maryville; granddaughters, Rachel Huffstetler and Shelby Yeager; brothers, Jack Huffstetler and wife Lori of Beaverton, Oregon, Harris Huffstetler and wife Kay of Maryville, and Ronald Huffstetler and wife Peggy of Smithville, Tennessee; special cousin, Herb Huffstetler and wife Deanie of Maryville; several nieces and nephews; and his special little friends, Piper, Pacie, Kai and Boone Hutchens.