Services were held on Tuesday, March 19, 2019, at Memory Gardens Mausoleum, with the Huckins family, officiating and sharing. Entombment followed in the mausoleum under the direction of Carmichael-Whatley Funeral Directors.
Mr. Huckins was born on May 21, 1932 in Skellytown to Laura and Cleon Huckins, where he was a lifelong resident. As a young man, he met the love of his life, Lola Hutchinson, and they wed on April 16, 1950 in Skellytown. Norvel was a longtime pumper in the oil and gas industry. After retiring from Kerr-McGee, he returned to one of his greatest loves, being a cowboy at a working ranch, where he was considered a fine horseman and cowboy. He was a member of the In the Garden Ministries of Skellytown. Outside the cowboy life, his greatest love was his family, especially all his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He will be remembered as a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather.
Survivors include his wife, Lola Huckins of Borger; two daughters, Norvelene and husband Tony Contaskos of Ashfield, Mass., and Teresa and husband Bruce Gillman of Borger; three sons, Steven Huckins and wife Sherly of Skellytown, Tim Huckins and wife Jean of Pampa, and Terry Huckins of San Antonio; one sister, Barbara Snodgrass of Duncan, Okla.; 12 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. Norvel was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers; one sister; and a grandson, Brandon Bradley.
The family would like to express their appreciation to Interim Hospice and especially Brenda Fields for their loving care of Norvel.
Memorials may be made to PAWS, PO Box 2905, Pampa, TX 79066-2905.