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John Huston

John Huston

Friday, March 19th, 1948 Saturday, August 15th, 2020

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Obituary for John Huston

John Lee Huston, 72, a retired expeditor/material handler and resident of Derby, KS, died at home surrounded by family and close friends on Saturday, August 15, 2020, after a year long battle with small cell lung cancer.

John is survived by his mother, Hazel Huston; his wife, Helen Huston; his children, Kenneth Huston, Lori Sinclair and Brian Main; his brother, David, and wife, Marsha; his brother in-law, Frank, and wife, Donna Nemeth; his grandchildren, Hadleigh and Camden Buck, Kenzie and Kassie Huston; Jayden, Jamisen, Jordan, and Jersi Main; and many more friends, loved ones and his faithful companion, Gabby J.

He is preceded in death by his father, Robert Huston; his brothers, Russell and Mike Huston; his parents in-law, Géza & Elizabeth Nemeth; his sister & brother in-law, Liz & Danny McClure; and his son in-law, Scott Sinclair.

John was born in Great Falls, Montana on March 19th, 1948 to Robert & Hazel Huston. He served in Vietnam for the U.S. Navy on the USS FOX. On March 10th, 1984, he married the love of his life, Helen. They confirmed their marriage with the Catholic Church in 2019. He retired from Boeing/Spirit in 2010.

John was a loving husband, father, friend, and grandpa (Papa). Growing up in Montana, John enjoyed camping, fishing, and water-skiing on Holter Lake. He was the first call for many when they had car troubles or just needed help fixing something around the house. He loved yearly motorcycle rides across country with great friends and his cousin, Larry Huston.
Visitation is on Wednesday, August 19th from 1:00PM to 8:00PM, family present 5:00PM to 7:00PM, at Smith Family Mortuary in Derby. Rosary and funeral mass will be held on Thursday, August 20th at 10:30AM and 11:00AM at Saint Mary Catholic Church, 2300 E. Meadowlark Derby, KS. John will be put to rest at Winfield Veterans Cemetery. Memorials in John’s name to St. Mary Building Fund or Harry Hynes Hospice.




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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Wednesday, August 19th, 2020 | 1:00pm - 8:00pm
    Smith Mortuary, Derby
    1415 North Rock Road
    Derby, Kansas
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    Wednesday, August 19th, 2020
    1:00pm - 8:00pm
    Family will receive friends from 5-7.
  • Rosary Service

    Thursday, August 20th, 2020 | 10:30am
    St Mary Catholic Church
    2300 E Meadowlark
    Derby, Kansas
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    Thursday, August 20th, 2020
    10:30am
  • Service

    Thursday, August 20th, 2020 | 11:00am
    St Mary Catholic Church
    2300 E Meadowlark
    Derby, Kansas
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    Thursday, August 20th, 2020
    11:00am
    Officiant
    Father Joe Eckberg
  • Interment

    Thursday, August 20th, 2020 | 1:00pm
    Kansas Veteran's Cemetery
    1208 N. College St.
    Winfield, Kansas
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    Thursday, August 20th, 2020
    1:00pm

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Mike Papke

I along with others spent many hours riding our motorcycles all over the country. Great memories of John. Sorry to hear of his passing. Rest In Peace, John.
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