George Rudolph Huggs, Jr., was born August 17, 1950 to George and Elsie Todd Huggs. He passed from this life on Thursday, December 1, 2022. Rudy is survived by two sons, Anthony Huggs and Andrew Huggs; brother, Wendell Huggs; sister, Shelia (Greg) Renner all of Carlisle and granddaughter Destiney Huggs of Little Rock. He was preceded in death by his parents, George and Elsie Huggs; sister, Glenda Cheryl Huggs; son, Michael Huggs and nephew, B.J. Billings.
Rudy believed in Jesus Christ as his Savior. He was a businessman from a very young age. He mowed yards and would take Shelia and Wendell to his aunt Evelyn’s so she could babysit them while he worked. Rudy bought his first gas station at age 17 while still in high school. His other Carlisle endeavors included the skating rink and a movie theater. Rudy bought several gas stations and motels over the years. He had video games in many arcades across several states for a time. He worked for Kmart management and he was a top representative for Tommy Hilfiger. Throughout his life he maintained a grueling work schedule and typically slept only 4 to 6 hours a night. Over the last few years, he had been driving for Lyft and Uber.
Funeral services for Rudy will be 2:00 P.M., Monday, December 5, 2022 at Immanuel Baptist Church in Carlisle. Visitation will be from 1:00 to 2:00 P.M., prior to the service. Interment will be in the Oakland Cemetery in De Valls Bluff.