Born in Cherokee, he was the son of the late Robert Bruce Huskey Sr. and Birdie Hill Huskey. He is preceded in death by his loving wife, Clara Jean Huskey; son, Kent Huskey; brothers, Henry, Mickey, Stanley Huskey; and sister, Laverne Land.
He is survived by his son, Nick Huskey (Tedda); sisters, Loretta Crowe (Sylvester) and Arlene Cochran (Fred); along with eight grandchildren, Hope, Chasity, James, Cory, Cade, Nataya, Zane, and Danicka as well as 14 great-grandchildren.
Robert was proud to have served with the United States Air Force for 12 years before returning to Cherokee to work for Indian Health Services until his retirement. He was a member of Sequoyah Sovereign Grace Baptist Church in the Big Cove Community. An avid bird watcher, he enjoyed traveling, golfing, fast pitch softball and spending time with family and friends.
Funeral services were held on Monday, Dec. 23 at Long House Funeral Home Chapel with James “Bo” Parris presiding. Burial followed at the Bradley Family Cemetery.
Pallbearers were among nephews and family members. The American Legion Steve Youngdeer Post 143 gave graveside honors.
Long House Funeral Home assisted with Arrangements