Nelson Hufford

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Nelson Hufford, 62, of Marshall, died Sunday, Aug. 23, 2015, at Boone Hospital Center in Columbia.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015, at Campbell-Lewis Chapel in Marshall, with the Rev. Barry Baugh officiating. Visitation will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015, at the funeral home. Burial will be in Salt Fork Cemetery in Cooper County. Memorials may be made to Columbia Food Bank for the Buddy Pack Program. Friends may sign the online register book at

Born Oct. 30, 1952, in Marshall, Nelson was the son of the late Nova (Jack) Hufford and Judith C. Perkins Hufford, who survives of rural Marshall. He lived in Marshall most of his life where he was a 1970 graduate of Marshall High School. On May 13, 1972, in Marshall, he married Carol Sue Norris, who preceded him in death on Oct. 26, 2011. He retired in April 2015 from ConAgra Foods.

In addition to his mother, Judith, he is survived by two children, Sara E. Peatross and husband, Fletcher, of Katy, Texas, and Caleb L. Hufford of Olathe, Kan.; two grandchildren, Simon and Elizabeth Peatross; two sisters, Judy Fitzsimonds and husband, Jim, of rural Marshall and Dessie Stafford of Kansas City; one brother, Carl E. Hufford and wife, Sandy, of rural Marshall; several nieces and nephews; Carol's family; and his fiancée, Debbie Ellis of Marshall.

In addition to his father and wife, Nelson was preceded in death by one brother, Thomas Hufford.