E. BASIL HUCKABY, 86, of San Angelo, TX, passed away
on Feb. 13, 2012 in a local nursing home. Burial was
in Lawnhaven Memorial Gardens.
Basil was born to Robert Gould Huckaby and Stella Booth
Huckaby in Ranger, TX, on Aug. 2, 1925. Upon graduating
high school, Mr. Huckaby's patriotism urged him to join
the military where he participated in WWII. Basil served
on board the USS Salt Lake City (1942-1945) where he was
a radioman 3rd class. While onboard the USS Salt Lake
City, he participated in many maritime battles following
the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. During the Aleutian
Island campaign, his ship took a direct hit from a Japanese
ship, and upon an investigation of the incident, Basil
was awarded the Purple Heart. Upon honorable discharge,
Basil made his home in San Angelo where he became a
prominent businessman, entrepreneur, and had much success
in real estate.
At the time of his death, he was survived by his wife, Mary
Nell Huckaby and his son, Kevin Huckaby, both of San Angelo;
his brother, John Robert Huckaby and wife Betty of Rome, NY.