Rom J. "Joe" Huskins, 57, of Candler, passed away Sunday, May 12, 2019, at the Memorial Campus of Mission Hospitals in Asheville.

A native of Baltimore, Md., he was born Feb. 5, 1962, to Rom B. Huskins of Blount, Tenn., and Carol Chesser of Harford County, Md. A bricklayer by trade, in his free time he loved to follow sports of all kinds and it could be said that he was truly a sports encyclopedia. Football and baseball were his favorite sports and so it naturally followed that he enthusiastically pulled for the Ravens and the Orioles. He also loved fast trucks and was a motorcycle enthusiast. Joe was a member of Ridgeway Baptist Church in Candler.

He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Bessie and Rom Huskins; maternal grandparents, Doris and Pete McDaniel; and a nephew, Jeffrey Anders.

In addition to his parents he leaves behind a son, Corey Huskins of Baltimore; two brothers, Grady Huskins of Blount, Gregory Anderson of Harford County; two sisters, Diane Anderson and Kimberly Anders, both of Harford County; two grandsons; an aunt, Gail Mabe of Lancaster, Md.; former stepfather, Leon Anderson of Harford County; special friend, Jerome Gaddy; and various nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, May 18, in the chapel of Westmoreland Funeral Home in Marion, with the Rev. Allen Rash officiating. Following the service his cremated remains will be inurned in McDowell Memorial Park with his paternal grandparents.

Memorials may be made to CarePartners Hospice McDowell, at 575 Airport Rd., Marion, NC 28752. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at

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