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Louisa mourns death of school board member

Posted on Thursday, January 9, 2014 at 9:00 am

A moment of silence was observed for Brian Huffman during the school board meeting.

A moment of silence was observed for Brian Huffman during the school board meeting.

Family, friends and colleagues of Brian Huffman, who was vice chairman of the Louisa County School Board, are grieving his sudden death on New Year’s Eve.

Huffman, who died at his Green Springs area farm, was a community leader who colleagues say had the innate ability to bring people together toward a common goal.

Many have expressed their shock and sadness at the loss of a man who they say cared deeply about the community and worked tirelessly behind the scenes, quietly making an impact on the many lives he touched.

“Brian Huffman was a man of great character, a man of integrity and a man of his word,” Louisa County Public Schools Assistant Superintendent of Administration Doug Straley said.
“He will be deeply missed by many, as his contributions to our community are countless. His deep concern for our children and school system was admirable.  I am proud to have known Brian and worked with him over the past several years.  What a quality guy!”

Whether it was cooking at the Gordonsville Rodeo, washing dishes at the Gordonsville Volunteer Fire Department or hauling a child’s livestock up the road in his truck to be weighed, Huffman was glad to do it.

Anybody who knew Huffman knew that he loved farming, hunting, fishing and teaching kids a thing or two about agriculture and livestock. They also knew that if they needed somebody to help out in a pinch—didn’t matter what it was—they could always count on him.

To read the entire story, see the Jan. 9 edition of The Central Virginian.