Harry Eugene Huskey, 68, Le Roy, passed away Tuesday morning, April 11, 2017, at Stormont-Vail Hospital in Topeka.
He was born June 14, 1948, in Roseburg, Ore., the son of Amos Edward and Bonnie J. (Shaw) Huskey.
When Harry was young the family moved to Iola and he graduated from Iola High School in 1966. He then went through barber college in Topeka.
In 1967 he and Sandra Looker were married and they became the parents of two sons. They made their home in Topeka, and later that year Harry entered the U.S. Army serving in Vietnam until his discharge in 1970.
Following his discharge he returned to Topeka and was employed as a barber. In 1978 Harry and his family moved back to Iola. Harry owned and operated Iola Hair Design for several years. In 1980 he and Sandy were divorced.
Harry married Betty Dunbar and they moved to Oregon. They were later divorced. In Oregon Harry worked for a city water department and then owned and operated Northwest Traffic Control, based out of Salem, for several years. Harry enjoyed racing stock cars and formed the Huskey Racing Team and drove their car, K9P. He liked being outdoors and enjoyed fishing and hunting.
In 2010 he returned to Le Roy to help care for his mother. He and his former wife, Sandy, rekindled their friendship and very much enjoyed their time together over the past several years.
Harry was preceded in death by his father, Amos Huskey, and a brother, Howard Huskey.
He leaves his sons, Corey Huskey and fiancé Becky, Chico, Calif., and Casey Huskey and Jamey, Holton; seven grandchildren, Katlin, Makenna, Caden, Payton, Abigail, Ben and Olivia; his mother, Bonnie Huskey; three brothers, Harvey Huskey and wife Darlene, Roseburg, Ore., Harlin Huskey and wife Arlene, Kimberling City, Mo., and Harold Huskey and wife Sharon, Mayetta; a number of nieces and nephews, and many other relatives and friends.
As to Harry’s wishes, cremation is planned. There will be a celebration of Harry’s life at a later date.
Jones Funeral Home in Burlington is assisting the family.
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