The Management and Support Staff of Nelson's Funeral Home sadly announce the death of Mr. Walter Joseph Huggins, 70, of Elgin, South Carolina.
Mr. Huggins transitioned into eternity Saturday, November 4, 2017 at his residence surrounded by his loving family.
Services will be held Monday, November 13, 2017, 12:00 noon at Shady Grove AME Church, 1325 Hines Road Blythewood, South Carolina 29016.
Interment will follow in Fort Jackson National Cemetery Columbia, South Carolina with military honors.
Public viewing will be held Sunday, November 12, 2017; 2:30 p.m. until 6:30 p.m.
Mr. Walter Joseph Huggins was born May 7, 1947 in Mt. Pleasant, SC. He was the son of Louise H. and the late Silas McFadden. He departed this earthly life quietly on Saturday, November 4, 2017 at his residence in Elgin, SC surrounded by his family.
Walter attended the public schools of Charleston County. After graduating high school, he enlisted in the United States Army and he retired after serving 22 years. After his retirement from the Army, Walter was employed with the Richland County Sheriff’s Department for 12 years where he served as Chief of Refuge Control. He was a member of the James H. Green Masonic Lodge #1.
Walter was known as someone who was always willing to lend a helping hand to his community and anyone who was in need. He will be truly missed by all who knew him.
Those left to cherish fond memories are his loving and devoted wife, Inda Cooke Huggins; three daughters, Jessica (Matthew) Stepp of Anchorage, AK, Keisha Cooke and Tamara Cooke of Columbia, SC; five sons, Christopher Huggins, Joseph (Rhonda) Huggins, Benjamin Huggins, Samuel (Antionette) Huggins and Walter Huggins, Jr.; eleven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; his mother, Louise McFadden of Charleston, SC; four sisters, Louise Jefferson, Marie (Isaac) Manigault, and Ella Mae McFadden of Charleston, SC, and Princetta McFadden, New York, NY; four brothers, Melvin (Wanda) McFadden and Silas McFadden of Charleston, SC, Robert (Katheie) and Thomas (Marshall) McFadden of Columbia, SC; seven sisters-in-law; two brothers-in-law; and a host of other loving relatives and friends who will miss him dearly.
In addition to his father, Walter was preceded in death by two brothers, James McFadden and Silas McFadden.