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William Russell “Poppie” Huddleston, Jr, 62, of Gainesville, Texas passed away on June 4, 2021 in Gordonville, Texas.  He was born on Mar 10, 1959 in Dallas, Texas to David and Shirley Johnson and William Russell Huddleston Sr.   He married Julie Ann Huddleston on June 14, 2008 in Gainesville, Texas.

Russ was a master of all trades.  He taught culinary arts and was a chef himself.  He was also a mechanic and carpenter.  If there was something he did not know how to do he could figure it out.  Russ was an incredible husband, father, Poppie, son, brother and friend.  He was loved by many and will be missed greatly.

He is survived by:  spouse, Julie Ann Huddleston; parents, daughter, Sandra and husband Leo Sanchez; daughter, Ashley and husband Nick Bishop; daughter, Melissa Wright; daughter, Amber and husband Preston Cook; daughter, Terra and husband James Hardy and son, Randall Davis; grandchildren, Ryan Wright, Gabriela Sanchez, Harley Davis, Haven Davis, Lilianna Ramsey, Zoey Cook, Quincy Cook, Ethan Hardy and Jacob Bishop; best friends, Brandyn and Kelli Grove, brother Jim Huddleston.

Preceded in death; father-William Huddleston Sr, David and Shirley Johnson.

The family will honor Russ with a celebration of life gathering with family and friends per his request