Bill Huffman


Bill Huffman, 65, of Cottage Grove passed away March 2, 2017.

He was born April 7, 1951 in Eugene, Oregon to Ray and Lorraine (Pace) Huffman.

Bill graduated from Cottage Grove High School in 1970, and then went to Lane Community College's main campus.

He married Loreen Wright on July 10, 1971 in Reno, Nevada.

Bill drove dump truck for Bohemia, Inc., then chip truck, then dispatching chip trucks, then back to the woods driving log truck for Koos Logging.

Bill joined The Lemati Gang in 1974 and had a leading roll in the bad guys, called Wee Willie.  He performed until 2000 until the falls became too hard.

Bill is survived by his wife of 45 years, Loreen Huffman of Cottage Grove, two sons, Ray and Adam Huffman, both of Cottage Grove, a brother, Gary Huffman of Cottage Grove and three grandsons that he enjoyed teaching to fish and hunt.  He was always in his element when he was in the woods, hunting and camping with friends.

A celebration of life will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 11, 2017 at the VFW Post in Cottage Grove.  Arrangements by Smith-Lund-Mills Funeral Chapel, Cottage Grove.