The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by flattandscruggs1, Aug 4, 2015.
Thanks for sharing @Houston Rodder .
here is another photo
Awww damn. Just... damn. Adios Bo.
A couple of years ago I met Bo at the Leadsled Spectacular in Salina. He took the time to sit and talk to me like he had known me for a long time. We talked about getting burned out on projects and I asked him what he did when he got burned out on a project. His reply was he went out back, picked another car and started another project. Great guy! Gone to early for sure!
Bo unknowingly gave me an compliment on my car once at a car show. I was parked next to my buddy's high buck traditional coupe. I was just walking up to the cars when I spotted Bo walking past them. Bo walked right past my buddy's car and spent a couple minutes just looking over my coupe. Really made my day to watch a "known" car guy take the time to look over my car!
A true grass roots legend.....he will be missed and the world is a duller place without him....God bless and rest in peace Mr Huff
God Speed Bo, you will be missed!
RIP Hate Cancer.
It's always a bad day when people with passion for life are gone. I had never said more than hello in my passing him at shows. I respect his life and accomplishments. My sympathies to his family and friends.
Never did meet the man but have a good feeling about what and who he was to so many people who have posted. Cancer sucks. RIP, Bo Huff.
Would be nice if some of the cars he built was posted.
RIP Bo, he put up a hell of a fight! Big loss to our hobby, he will be missed!!
R.I.P. Mr. Huff.
I was at VLV17 shooting the event. I'm 30ft away and snap this of Bo. I take the camera down from my face for a second to give him a head nod in thanking him for the shot and he says "Nice beard, daddio".
My beard is just slightly shorter than his...but not nearly as cool.
Here's some of his cars
Damn sorry to hear the news.
Had the pleasure of meeting Bo here in upstate NY back in '06 at the South Butler nostalgia drags.
One of the first outings i took my old 53 to.
He was really diggin it which made me feel pretty damn proud.
Here is a pic from that day.
He was a true gent, and one talanted fella, and even though we only met once, im glad i had the chance to shake his hand and shoot the bull a while.
RIP Bo.....you left a deep mark!
Love his work- I have a photo of one of his cars taped right on my computer- it's been there many years- R.I.P Bo-
Lost another great... Rest in peace BO!!
Even Voodoo Larry was inspired
RIP BO.. Thank you for being a car guy and all you did. God bless the Family and Friends, prayers are with you all.
A great loss.
Here's him in the early years
Just a damn shame-RIP Bo..
RIP Bo I spent a weekend with you & Stella a few years ago & had great time!!! Bless your family in this sad time YOU WILL BE MISSED !!!!
bo huff obituary http://www.mitchellfuneralhome.net/memsol.cgi?user_id=1637677#.VcEzdaeKjRQ.facebook
DRAGERTON - Bo Huff (Gerald Douglas Huff), 72, passed away at his home in Dragerton on August 4, 2015 after a 5 year battle of cancer (multiple myeloma).
He was born March 12, 1943 in Clarksville, AR to Junior Gervis and Corene Crossno Huff.
Bo is survived by his companion Monique Wood, his sister Carolyn (Chuck) Abeyta, Dragerton, UT; seven children, Lisa (Ron) Weeks, Apex, NC, Michelle (Sean) Madole, Washoe Valley, NV, Amy (Paul) Pickering, Tunbridge, VT, Kendall Smith, Dragerton, UT, James Huff, Draper, UT, Madeleine Huff, Dragerton, UT, Junior Huff, Dragerton, UT; nine grandchildren, Anthony & Jessica Weeks, Apex, NC, Michael, Ryan & Isabelle Madole, Washoe Valley, NV, Max & Juna Valdez, Dragerton, UT, and Johnnie & Corene Huff, Dragerton, UT; and dozens of other relatives and loved ones that have made such an impact on him throughout his life.
Bo’s family moved from Arkansas to Dragerton to find work in the coal mines in 1951. He first took an interest in cars after watching the older guys in town with their lowered down cars. This turned in to the obsession that lasted a lifetime.
Bo was a world famous custom car builder who has won numerous awards at prestigious car shows. He was an avid member of the Dead Sleds Car Club. Bo was inducted into the National Rod & Custom Hall of Fame and the Kustom Kemps of America Hall of Fame for his life’s work.
Bo went to Denver, CO in the early 60’s to attend a body and fender school. After working in Salt Lake for a few years he moved to Southern California and opened his first custom paint shop. There he made a reputation for his superior artistry. During the 70’s he toured the country and ended up in Arkansas. In the early 80’s he opened a custom car shop in Lincoln, AR. He then moved back to Dragerton and worked in the coalmine where his father had worked for 23 years. After awhile he decided coalmining wasn’t for him and opened a custom car shop in Sunnyside where his shop is still in operation.
Bo was preceded in death by his sister Ada Jean Huff, and his parents Junior Gervis and Corene Crossno Huff.
We would like to thank the Huntsman and the University of Utah Hospital for all of their care during his battle with cancer.
Funeral services will be held at the Sunnyside Park in Sunnyside, Utah on Saturday, August 8, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. A visitation will be held at Mitchell Funeral Home (233 East Main Street) in Price on Friday from 6:00-8:00 p.m. and at the Park Saturday one hour prior to services. Bo will be buried at the Valley View Cemetery next to his parents. Arrangements entrusted to Mitchell Funeral Home of Price where friends are always welcome daily and may share memories of Bo online at www.mitchellfuneralhome.net
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