Walton R. Huestis Jr.

WILLSBORO Walton R. Huestis Jr., 72, of Willsboro, N.Y. died at CVPH Medical Center Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012, from complications of long term diabetes.

He was born in Ticonderoga, N.Y. August 19, 1940, the older son of Walton and Rhesa (Spearman) Huestis. He graduated from Bordentown Military Academy, Paul Smiths College and Simmons School of Mortuary Science.

He was a member of the The Keeseville Elks, The Iroquois Lodge F&AM #715, The Willsboro Fish & Game Club, The NYS Coroners & Medical Examiners Association and the Willsboro United Methodist Church. He was an Essex County Coroner for 25 years. He owned and managed the Huestis Funeral Home in Willsboro for 39 years.

In 1970 he married Nancy (Hamilton) and together they raised 3 children, Todd of Raleigh N.C., Robb of Willsboro, N.Y., and Katie of Roslindale, Mass.

He is survived by one brother, Kirby of Venice, Fla.; a niece, Rebecca of N.J.; a nephew, David and wife Chris of Saratoga; an aunt, Helen Huestis Wright of Ga.; a sister and brother-in-law, Debbie and Mike McDonald and their daughter, Katelyn; and a sister-in-law, Barbara Morano, all of Loudonville, N.Y.

Calling hours will be held from 11 a.m.. to 2 p.m. Saturday Sept. 29, at the Willsboro United Methodist Church. A Masonic Service will be held at 1:30 p.m. A Funeral Service will be held at 2 p.m. with Reverend McPheeters officiating. A reception and fellowship time will follow the Funeral Service. A private burial will be at a future date.

At the request of the family in lieu of flowers donations in his memory may be made to the Willsboro Rescue, 3 Farrell Rd. Willsboro, NY 12996. Its dedicated members took great care of Bob over many years during his illness. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.