Earl Huckstep Jr., 79 of Arcola, IL passed away at 2:20 A.M. on Thursday, July 4, 2019 at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center in Mattoon, IL.
Funeral services will be held at 4:00 P.M. on Sunday, July 7, 2019 at the Edwards Funeral Home. Visitation will be held 2 hours before the funeral. Burial will be held at a later date in the Arcola Cemetery.
Jr. was born on March 31, 1940 in Arcola, IL. He was a son of Earl and Icie (Anderson) Huckstep.
He is survived by four children, Gina White (Randy) of Mattoon, IL, Mick Huckstep (Gala) of Ashmore, IL, Kevin Huckstep (Tammy) and Keith Huckstep (Desi) all of Arcola, IL; eight grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and three sisters, Edna Mae Daniels and Sandra Closson both of Arcola, IL and Mary Jane Wyatt of Murphysboro, IL.
He was preceded in death by his parents, one granddaughter, one great-granddaughter, two sisters Phyllis Stanton and Norma Hudson and two brothers, Harold Huckstep and David Huckstep.
Jr. had worked as a mechanic for Montgomery Ward in Mattoon, IL and later for Ron Smith Trucking in Arcola, IL. Most recently he taxied Amish and always looked forward to transporting children and teachers for Rainbow Hearts School in rural Arthur, IL
Memorials may be made to Rainbow Hearts School in care of Edwards Funeral Home.