Rose Hill Mayor passes away


Rose Hill Mayor Steve Huckaby passed away on Christmas Day.

Thomas Smith, Staff Reporter

Rose Hill Mayor William “Steve” Huckaby passed away on Christmas Day after a battle with cancer. He did many things and had great accomplishments in his life and will be remembered as a positive influence to everyone who met him and was an inspiration to his friends, family and those who worked for him.

Huckaby retired in 2010 as a Web Analyst at Boeing and then later in life serving as mayor for the community he loved. He made a great impact on the town. In his free time, his favorite things to do were fishing, camping, and singing karaoke. 

Huckaby was married to his wife, Debbie, for 48 years and they had two children. He was blessed to become a grandpa with seven grandchildren, and much later he became a great grandfather with five great-grandchildren.

Huckaby will be remembered for being a great mayor, father, grandfather, and friend. Huckaby, though he has passed, will never be forgotten in the Rose Hill community.