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Nicholas Harrison Huffman

Grand Rapids, Michigan

June 20, 1986 - July 6, 2024

Nicholas Harrison Huffman Obituary

Nicholas Harrison Huffman, born June 20, 1986, went to be with our Lord on July 6, 2024. Nicholas leaves behind his beloved and devoted wife, Sandra Huffman, his three amazing children, Josie, June and Jacqueline Huffman, his father, Joseph L. Huffman, his siblings, Heather Paulson, JJ and Heather Huffman, Jolene Frankey and Malia Huffman, his nieces and nephews Arionna Huffman, Parker and Emma Huffman, Jordyn Paulson and Tyler Bilk, Gabrielle Huffman and Hudson Frankey, as well as his close friends, Matthew Stemler, Brittany Kemperman, among many others. He is preceded in death by his aunt, Ina Castillo and his beloved mother, Kathy Huffman. 

Nicholas Huffman was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He was an ardent fan of Michigan teams, especially the Wolverines, the Detroit Lions and the Boston Red Sox.  Nicholas loved sports and could catch any fast ball you threw at him with record speed, he was also a highly skilled golfer. Nicholas was a graduate of American Musical and Dramatic Academy, he was a passionate musician, he put his heart and his soul in every song he wrote and sang, he had an incredible voice and stage presence that made you stop and listen. Nicholas always maintained his hilarious sense of humor and could make anyone laugh. 

Nicholas was a person who made friends with every person he met. He had a talent for making you feel loved and welcomed, no one was a stranger to him, he treated everyone with kindness, love and understanding. 

After he graduated from the American Musical and Dramatic Academy he returned to Michigan, he continued his love of performance with shows at Grand Rapids Civic Theatre and Circle Theatre. He played his original music and eclectic covers regularly at Two Guys Brewing (Wyoming), Lake Michigan Sports Bar (Grand Rapids), and New Hudson Inn (Milford). He made friends with strangers through his art, and he took great pride in entertaining the people he loved.

He has three amazing daughters whom he loved with all he had. He was incredibly proud of their strength, resilience, humor, and their wide-open hearts. From golf to guitar, they carry his memory in the many lessons he taught them. From charisma to humor, they carry the best of him into a future without him.

He explored a variety of cities and careers, but in his final years of this life, he was lucky enough to fall in love with a talented musician who helped him reclaim his love for music. Nicholas married his love and muse Sandra last December in downtown Grand Rapids on The Blue Bridge, and they shared a passionate, musical romance until the far-too-early end.

Nicholas will be deeply missed and forever remembered. He created a community of friends who will mourn his untimely loss, but can hopefully take comfort in lyrics from the artist himself:

 

“So wherever you are, I hope you see the stars

I’m playing across them with my guitar

Every star that you see is a note that I wrote for you.”

 

Rest easy, Big Nick.

To share a memory or send a condolence gift, please visit the Official Obituary of Nicholas Harrison Huffman hosted by Ofield Funeral Home.

Nicholas Harrison Huffman, born June 20, 1986, went to be with our Lord on July 6, 2024. Nicholas leaves behind his beloved and devoted wife, Sandra Huffman, his three amazing children, Josie, June and Jacqueline Huffman, his father, Joseph L. Huffman, his siblings, Heather Paulson, JJ and Heather Huffman, Jolene Frankey and Malia Huffman, his nieces and nephews Arionna Huffman, Parker and Emma Huffman, Jordyn Paulson and Tyler Bilk, Gabrielle Huffman and Hudson Frankey, as well as his close friends, Matthew Stemler, Brittany Kemperman, among many others. He is preceded in death by his aunt, Ina Castillo and his beloved mother, Kathy Huffman. 

Nicholas Huffman was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He was an ardent fan of Michigan teams, especially the Wolverines, the Detroit Lions and the Boston Red Sox.  Nicholas loved sports and could catch any fast ball you threw at him with record speed, he was also a highly skilled golfer. Nicholas was a graduate of American Musical and Dramatic Academy, he was a passionate musician, he put his heart and his soul in every song he wrote and sang, he had an incredible voice and stage presence that made you stop and listen. Nicholas always maintained his hilarious sense of humor and could make anyone laugh. 

Nicholas was a person who made friends with every person he met. He had a talent for making you feel loved and welcomed, no one was a stranger to him, he treated everyone with kindness, love and understanding. 

After he graduated from the American Musical and Dramatic Academy he returned to Michigan, he continued his love of performance with shows at Grand Rapids Civic Theatre and Circle Theatre. He played his original music and eclectic covers regularly at Two Guys Brewing (Wyoming), Lake Michigan Sports Bar (Grand Rapids), and New Hudson Inn (Milford). He made friends with strangers through his art, and he took great pride in entertaining the people he loved.

He has three amazing daughters whom he loved with all he had. He was incredibly proud of their strength, resilience, humor, and their wide-open hearts. From golf to guitar, they carry his memory in the many lessons he taught them. From charisma to humor, they carry the best of him into a future without him.

He explored a variety of cities and careers, but in his final years of this life, he was lucky enough to fall in love with a talented musician who helped him reclaim his love for music. Nicholas married his love and muse Sandra last December in downtown Grand Rapids on The Blue Bridge, and they shared a passionate, musical romance until the far-too-early end.

Nicholas will be deeply missed and forever remembered. He created a community of friends who will mourn his untimely loss, but can hopefully take comfort in lyrics from the artist himself:

 

“So wherever you are, I hope you see the stars

I’m playing across them with my guitar

Every star that you see is a note that I wrote for you.”

 

Rest easy, Big Nick.

To share a memory or send a condolence gift, please visit the Official Obituary of Nicholas Harrison Huffman hosted by Ofield Funeral Home.

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