DeMarcus Rontez “DMarc” Huddleston, 25, formerly of Jackson, passed away Saturday, December 12, 2015, as the result of a fatal car accident, near his home in Murphysboro, Illinois.

He was born February 3, 1990, in Kennett, Missouri, to DeWande Marie Huddleston and Dary Wayne McIntyre Sr.

He was a 2008 graduate of Jackson High School, excelling in wrestling, football, and track.  While attending Southeast Missouri State University, he played Rugby.  He received a bachelor degree from SEMO in 2013

DeMarcus became a Boy Scout at the age of 12, and became an Eagle Scout at the age of 18.  He thorougly enjoyed the many opportunities and challenges scouting offered to him.  He was a grub master, a scout leader, and worked several years at Camp Lewellan.  DeMarcus even became employed as a recruit executive with the Greater St. Louis Area Council Boy Scouts of America, and had been living in Herrin the past year.

DeMarcus could light up a room with his positive attitude and bright smile.  He accepted Christ as his savior at a very young age and was a member of New Horizon Baptist Church in Cape Girardeau.  He sang in the church choir and helped out wherever he could.   Having become a father in 2013 to “Little Princess” Zipporah, he recently helped establish Father’s Voice, an organization founded to give fathers a united voice while supporting their cause for equal rights with their children.

DeMarcus will be greatly missed by his loving family and countless friends.

To mourn his passing, he leaves his daughter, Zipporah Kolby Bley of Franklin, Kentucky; his mother, DeWande Huddleston of Jackson; five siblings, Dary Wayne McIntyre, Jr. of Cape Girardeau, LaDarrius McIntyre of Hayti, Missouri, DeNiqua Sh’Von Huddleston and DeMesha ShunTrice Huddleston of Jackson, Amya McIntyre of North Carolina; a niece, D’Mia LaShay Willis of Jackson; maternal grandparents, Gwyndle (Rev. Howard) McGee, Jr. of Cape Girardeau and Otis (Ethel) Taylor of St. Louis; paternal grandmother, Geneva Luster of Hayti, Missouri; maternal aunt, Yvonne Huddleston of Blytheville, Arkansas; maternal uncle, Eric Huddleston of Dexter, Missouri; and a host of uncles, aunties, and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his father, Dary Wayne McIntyre, Sr.

Visitation will be Thursday, December 17, 2015, from 4 to 8 PM, at the chapel of McCombs Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Jackson.

A memorial service will be held Friday, December 18, 2015, at 11 AM, at the funeral home, with his grandfather, the Rev. Howard McGee, Jr. officiating.

Memorials may take the form of contributions to the Greater St. Louis Area Council Boy Scouts of America; 3000 Gordonville Road; Cape Girardeau, MO  63701.

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11 Comments
  1. Susan Pimentel

    I am so sorry to hear of DeMarcus’ passing. His love of Boy Scouts and his wanting all boys to be able to participate was contagious. He spoke often of wishing he could spend more time with his baby and of whom there was great, great love. May time help ease your sorrows.

  2. Teri Goldsberry

    It is with great sorrow that I have heard of DeMarcus’ passing. He was our District Executive here in the Kaskaskia District and will be missed by all. He was always trying to help our units accomplish more to make the scouting program great for our scouts. Please accept our condolences.

  3. Bob Clubbs

    DeMarcus has an extraordinary young man. I always found him to be positive, energentic, and respectful. He added value to any group he was a part of. I was very happy to have been one of his high school teachers. I am very sorry for this tragic loss and express my sincere condolences.

  4. CAROLYN KINDER R.N.

    SO SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS.

  5. Amanda Cross

    I’m so sorry to hear about this. I was in the Greek community with DeMarcus at SEMO and he was always so sweet and caring for everyone. I know he will be so missed by everyone he touched with his kindness in his life.

  6. Danisha Ward

    I only got to know demarcus for a short time. He was a great guy. He would light up q room. I’m so sorry for your loss. This is a great loss for Kaskaskia district and pack 7044 of Anna IL. Thank u for sharing him with us.

  7. Judy Akers

    DeMarcus will be missed greatly in Scouting by all in the Kaskaskia District. He helped with so many things and was continually learing new aspects of his job with us. He was part of our family of scouting and could be counted on to help do what ever was asked of him. His love of scouting, the outdoors, but most of all his love for his beautiful daughter and family was there for all to see and hear.Thank you for sharing your son with our family he will be greatly missed.

  8. Jeff Scott

    I had the pleasure of being involved with DeMarcus “DMarc” Huddleston in the classroom and in the wrestling room. DMarc was a positive and bright personality and I will always remember him for his passion and the life he exuded. He really cared about the quality of things he did which is a more uncommon trait than it is common. From Father’s Voice to the outpouring I have seen on social media it is apparent that he made a difference in the too short time he was here. I will miss your big smile but I know because of your faith I will see you again.

  9. Crystal "Cookie"Allen

    I am so sorry to hear about DeMarcus passing. We met at SEMO and he changed my life forever. I’ve never had someone value me and my opinions so much. He loved me and always tried to put a smile on my face. I will miss him so much! My prayers are with your family.

  10. Tammy Price

    DeMarcus will be greatly missed. We at Troop 7203 are proud and honored to have known such a wonderful and very patient and compassionate young man. Our heart goes out to his family.

  11. Lisa

    So sorry for your loss. When you are grieving please turn to “the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our tribulation”. He will sustain you and give you hope. Job 14:15 assures us that our Father longs to resurrect those in the grave. It says: “You will call, and I will answer you. You will long for the work of your hands.” Your dear DeMarcus is among those he will call. I hope you take comfort in this…

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