A fitting procession for a firefighter and friend

John McCaslin | Rappahannock News
In a somber procession this morning, widow Sherry Hamill-Huff carries an urn containing the remains of her husband, lifelong Flint Hill firefighter and officer Frank Huff, following a salute in his honor at Rappahannock County High School.
John McCaslin | Rappahannock News
A funeral procession of fire and rescue vehicles, sirens blaring, heads north on Highway 211 upon leaving Rappahannock County High School this morning, where longtime Flint Hill firefighter and officer Frank Huff was eulogized by fellow firefighters and friends alike.

Firefighters and friends alike crowded into Rappahannock County High School this morning to salute and eulogize Frank Huff, a fourth generation Rappahannock resident who died Tuesday, December 4, at the age of 70. For more than 20 years Huff was the chief of the Flint Hill Volunteer Fire Co., most recently serving as its president.

“He would have been very pleased,” his widow Sharon “Sherry” Hamill-Huff told the Rappahannock News, after carrying her husband’s remains in a procession of firefighters from the auditorium to a waiting Flint Hill fire truck, where she climbed into the front seat and held her husband’s ashes during a procession of firetrucks back to the firehouse where a reception was held. Huff’s lifelong passion was fire and rescue, having officially joined Flint Hill Fire and Rescue as quick as he turned 16, although he spent many hours at the station before that time. For a time he took on the duties of Deputy Emergency Services Coordinator for Rappahannock County.

Sherry will carry on her husband’s legacy, now holding the title of president of the fire company.

John McCaslin | Rappahannock News
Firefighters and equipment from all over Rappahannock County and beyond came out this morning to honor Frank Huff, the former longtime president and chief of the Flint Hill Volunteer Fire Co.
John McCaslin | Rappahannock News
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