Troy Allen Huddleston, age 54, of Yale, IL passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, June 7, 2022 in Springfield, IL. He was born May 31, 1968 in Effingham, IL, the son of Kenneth Dean Huddleston and Kathy Ann Wendel Huddleston. On March 1, 1997 he married Maria J. Partlow in Gatlinburg, TN.
Survivors include his wife of 25 years, Maria Huddleston of Yale, IL; children, Austin Partlow of Casey, IL; Allison Huddleston (fiancé Connor Meinhart) of Montrose, IL and Alivia Huddleston of Yale, IL; mother, Kathy Huddleston of Oblong, IL; brothers, Rusty Huddleston (Lanette) of Newton, IL and Randy Huddleston (Diana) of Hunt City, IL; father in law, Marion Partlow of Casey, IL; brother in law, Marshall Partlow (Dee) of Casey, IL; aunt, nephews, niece, great nephews, great niece; cousins and many wonderful friends from all over the United States. He was preceded in death by his father, Kenny Huddleston in 2006; mother in law, Jackie Partlow in 2017 and many extended family members.
Troy was a proud member of the NCHS Band throughout high school and had the privilege of marching in the Rose Bowl parade in 1984. He had many interests- from being a drum player, customizing vans, cars and semis, and attending truck shows with his many friends from all over the U.S.
Troy was a 1986 graduate of Newton Community High School. He furthered his education at Olney Central College graduating with an Associate Degree in Auto Body Tech in 1988. He opened his own body shop but realized his passion was trucking and not auto body work.
Taking after his father, Troy had a love for driving a semi, so he bought his own and started Huddleston Trucking and Showtime Trucking, LLC. He expanded his trucking business in hauling anhydrous ammonia, propane, grain, and liquid fertilizer. Troy also rebuilt, designed and customized many semis and propane/anhydrous trailers before becoming a well known Ambassador for Roadworks. His passion carried over for creating, designing, and customizing their show truck for the past four years which he thoroughly loved. Not only designing, but Troy also drove the semi and show trailer all over the U.S. to many trucking events. He took great pride in driving the show truck for Roadworks.
This led to him having many friendships he cherished so deeply, they became family. Anyone that met Troy knew he was a loyal friend, never met a stranger, was full of laughter, and was a mentor to many. Troy was a one of a kind guy who continued to stay humble through all of his popularity. The root of Troy’s joyous heart was his family. If you saw him at a truck show or any event, he would light up while he spoke about Maria, Austin, Allison, and Alivia. His family was his life.
Although his time was cut too short, he will always be known as “The Legend”. As Troy used to sign-off, “Tootaloo”.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Monday, June 13, 2022 at West End Reception Center in Newton, IL with Pastor Phil Boyd officiating. Burial will follow in Partlow Cemetery, south of Casey, IL. Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. on Monday at West End Reception Center, 202 Museum Drive, Newton, IL 62448.
Memorial donations may be made to the family c/o Markwell Funeral Home, PO Box 175, Casey, IL 62420.
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