David Huff

Former Lenexa State Representative, David Charles Huff passed away December 12, 2019, at age 83.

Dave was born on September 13, 1936, in Indianapolis, Indiana, to Leonard and Gwendolyn Huff. He graduated from Arsenal Technical High School in Indianapolis where he was a standout basketball player earning a scholarship to Oregon State University. He married Patricia Ann Dain on June 16, 1956.

Dave is survived by his wife of 63 years, Patricia, his three children David C. Huff Jr. of Dallas Tx, Michael Leonard Huff of Olathe Kansas, and Laura Lynn Hill (Bob) of Lenexa Kansas. Two grandchildren Tiffany Lynn Brown, Denver Colorado and Christopher Robert Huff, Portland Oregon. He was preceded in Death by Leonard Malachi Huff, Gwendolyn Marie (Prange) Huff, and William Leonard Huff.

Dave worked for Colgate Palmolive for 32 years as a Sales Executive after retiring he was elected to Lenexa City Council, and then to the Kansas house of Representative for Lenexa in 1997. During his ten years as a State Rep, he rose to the rank of Vice Chairman of the tax committee. During this period, he authored 13 bills including the amendment to allow Sunday liquor sales, a bill to keep gift cards from expiring and his most enduring piece of legislation, showing proof of insurance before purchasing a car tag.

Dave was involved in many organizations. He served on the board of the Parkinson’s Foundation, a member of the Lenexa Rotary Club, Lenexa Historical Society and the Lenexa Chamber of Commerce.

Dave continued his love of sports playing competitive tennis and watching his favorite teams, the Kansas City Chiefs and the Jayhawks. You could usually catch Dave at his favorite pub, Tanners Bar and Grill where he would offer financial advice and talk about sports. Dave was well liked by many and will be missed by family and friends.

 

Visitation and Funeral Service

Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m., Friday on December 20,2019 at Amos Funeral Home, 10901 Johnson Drive Shawnee Kansas. Funeral Services will be held at 10 a.m., Saturday, December 21, 2019, at Amos Funeral Home with burial services to follow at Resurrection Cemetery in Lenexa. A Celebration of Life will follow at Tanners Bar and Grill, 12906 W. 87th Street.

 

 

Memorial Contributions

The family suggests memorial contributions to Wayside Waifs, 3901 Martha Truman Road, Kansas City, Missouri 64137.

 

 

 


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Posted in Kansas City Obituaries, Obituaries | on Friday, Dec. 13th 2019 | 6 Comments »

6 Comments on “David Huff”

  1. Ed Bowman Says:

    So saddened this morning to read that we lost another one of Lenexa’s great guys. David was so willing to lend his hand and thoughts to making something better because he was so dedicated to service. I appreciated that I could be counted as one of his friends. I’ll miss you Dave. Pat, I’m so very sorry for your loss. I regret that I will not be able to attend his services, but do want all to know how much I respected the man.

  2. Marti Crow Says:

    Dave was a sweet and funny man. While I served in the Legislature with him, he was a true statesman, always willing to work with anyone to serve his constituents. My prayers and thoughts are with his family.

  3. Christi Pitts Says:

    We were so very sorry to hear about Dave. He was a great guy and he will be missed! So many good and funny stories about Dave. We will always remember our fun times at the Stonewall Inn.
    Christi Pitts/Tom Kennard

  4. Joe Mainey Says:

    I was so sorry to hear of your loss and am writing to send all my sympathy. Back in the day, I worked with Dave in the Kansas City area. My deepest sympathy to you and your family. Joe Mainey

  5. Lou Serrone Says:

    God Bless you and your family Dave. I served on the Lenexa City Council with Dave and he was the best. Always level headed, true statesmen and always sincere.

    You did it right Dave and you will be missed. All the love to you, your family and everyone you called friend.

  6. joyce/john bregin Says:

    PAT,
    I,M SO SORRY WE WERE UNABLE TO ATTEND DAVE’S CELEBRATION OF LIFE.
    JOHN HAS BEEN UNDERGOING CHEMO.

    DAVE ALWAYS BROUGHT WITH HIM HIS SMILE , APPARENT GOODNESS, AND
    FRIENDLINESS.

    I’M SORRY I DIDN’T HAVE YOUR ADDRESS TO SEND A CARD. WE MISS YOU
    BOTH! LOVE, JOYCE

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