GUYMON, Okla. – Kenny “Ken” Huckins, 47, died Tuesday, May 4, 2010, at BSA Hospital in Amarillo, Texas.
He was born Oct. 1, 1962, to Shirley Jenell (Quesenbury) and Ronald Dean Huckins in Guymon, Okla.
He married Carla Birdsill July 23, 1983. She survives.
He attended and graduated from Guymon schools where he served as class president for the GHS Class of 1980. He graduated from Panandle State University with a business administration degree in 1984.
He was serving as the Guymon mayor and had been on the city council for many years. He had been a volunteer firefighter for the City of Guymon for 22 years, a member of the Guymon Kiwanis, volunteered with Boys Scouts and a supporter of the Guymon Gators Swim Team and Guymon Kids Inc. He managed the Guymon Coca Cola Plant for a short time before working for the U.S. Postal Service. He began his career with Panhandle Telephone Cooperative Inc. in 1988 in the accounting department. He was currently the assistant office manager at PTCI.
He attended St. Peter’s Catholic Church and was a director at Bank of the Panhandle.
He is also survived by his grandparents, Juanita Quinn, and Nida and Dean Huckins; his mother; three sons, Chad Huckins, Landon Huckins and Aaron Huckins; one grandson, Caden Dean Huckins; one brother, Darin Huckins; one sister, Tina and husband, Scott Holmes; his mother-in-law, Edith Birdsill, all of Guymon; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Judy and Don Masse, Vicki and Kenny Stelzer, Mike Birdsill, Tim Birdsill, Ken Birdsill, Chris Poterbin, Karen Smith, Ginger Birdsill Lewis, Larry Birdsill, Laurie and Peter Morris; and many uncles, aunts, cousins, nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father; maternal grandfather, Sammie Quesenbury; and his father-in-law, Robert Birdsill; and three brothers-in-law, Steve Birdsill, Robbie Birdsill and Phil Smith.
o Prayer vigil services will be at 7:30 p.m. Sunday at Henson-Novak Funeral Chapel at 501 N.W. Fifth in Guymon.
Mass of Christian burial will be at 2 p.m. Monday at St. Peter’s Catholic Church, 1220 North Quinn, with Father Bill Pruitt presiding.
Burial with honors by the Guymon Fire Department Honor Guard will follow at Elmhurst Cemetery.
In lieu of floral gifts, memorials are suggested to Guymon Gators, Kids Inc., Loaves and Fishes Food Cupboard or the Oklahoma State Firefighters’ Memorial and may be sent to Henson-Novak Funeral Directors, P.O. Box 1306, Guymon, OK 73942.
Condolences may be sent to and the online guest book may be signed at www.hensonnovak.com.