John William Hufford, age 85, of Portland, OR, passed away on May 13, 2021. John was born on Feb. 1, 1936 in Baker, MT to Tommy Wallace and Dorothy Hufford.
Bill graduated from high school in Baker, MT. After graduating high school he joined the Army in 1955 where he served for three years in Japan and Korea as a helicopter mechanic. Bill worked in the oil fields in Montana and Wyoming before moving to Oregon in around 1962. Bill married Barbara Ann Campbell in Vancouver, WA on July 3, 1965. In 1970 Bill went to work in the concrete business for 30 years driving truck for Crosswhite Co., Dicks Concrete and CSI Concrete.
Bill enjoyed traveling in his motorhome with his family and with the Elks camping club (Camp seeker). He joined the Elks in Oregon City in 1967. He enjoyed fishing, he always liked fishing with his mom and dad as well as the yearly two week hunting trip with his brother-in-law. In his younger years, you could find him golfing every Sunday morning with the guys.
A visitation for John will be held Wednesday, May 26, 2021 from 3 p.m to 7 p.m. at Ross Hollywood Chapel, 4733 NE Thompson St, Portland, OR 97213. A committal service with military honors will take place on Thursday, May 27, 2021 from 9:30 a.m.to 10 a.m. at Willamette National Cemetery, 11800 SE Mt. Scott Blvd, Happy Valley, OR 97086.