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May 6, 1947 - November 28, 2017

Burial Date: December 2, 2017

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David Lee Huck, 70, of Poplar Bluff, passed away on Tuesday, November 28, 2017 at Landmark Hospital in Cape Girardeau, MO.

He was born on May 6, 1947 to Albert and Dorothy (Cornelius) Huck in Racine, WI. He graduated from Park High School, Racine, WI. During his senior year of high school in 1964, David enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps. In 1965 while serving with the 3rd Marine Division, David was wounded in action in Vietnam. Following three months recovery at Great Lakes Naval Hospital, David applied for State Department duty. After being cleared Top Secret by the Department of Naval Intelligence, he was assigned to the Marine Security Guard detachment at the American Embassy in Vienna, Austria.

Upon discharge in 1968, David applied to the Racine Police Department and was hired in 1969. In 1971, David undertook studies at the University of Wisconsin, earning a BA in Political Science. Over the years he worked at many different jobs including press punch operator, shoe store manager, security for JC Penney, bartender and AB Dick mimeograph salesman. Following his call to the ministry, David began studies at Garrett Evangelical Theological Seminary in 1977 earning a Master of Divinity. In 1979 he began his ministry in Exeter, CA, then was appointed to Rio Linda, CA. In 1987, David began ministry with the General Board of Global Ministries in Guyana, South America where he served 4 churches in the Berbice Circuit. In 1990, he returned to California and became the minister for the Rocklin United Methodist Church, Rocklin, CA.

On April 17, 1993 he married Rose Anne Barbour Blessing at the First United Methodist Church in Poplar Bluff.  Rose Anne and Dave returned to the Midwest in 1995 and served churches in Malden, MO; Hannibal, MO and Marshall, MO before David retired in 2009 following 30 years in ministry. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Poplar Bluff, and served as Pastoral Minister.

David was an avid hiker and bicyclist. He enjoyed traveling, refinishing antiques and read voraciously. David was a long-time enthusiastic member of the Lion Club International. He was a student of history and enjoyed debating ideas.

David is survived by his loving spouse Rose Anne Huck of Poplar Bluff; two daughters, Samantha (Corey) Klotz and Jessica (John) Patterson both of St. Louis, MO; three grandchildren: Kirby Anne Patterson, John Robert Patterson, and Charlotte Madelyn Klotz; four siblings, Edward (Elaine) Huck of Madison, WI, Gary (Tavia) Huck of Baltimore, MD, Ruth Morey of Poplar Bluff, MO, and Rose Brant of Alvadore, OR, and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his older brother, Ken Huck.

Visitation will be held Friday, December 1, 2017, 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm at Moore Funeral Service in Poplar Bluff.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, December 2, 2017 at 10:30 am at the First United Methodist Church in Poplar Bluff, MO with David Stewart officiating.

Memorials are suggested to the Sierra Club or the United Methodist Church.

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