Our dear friend John Huff passed away unexpectedly while spending time with his family on Wednesday, January 6, 2021. He was the heart of Voice Male.
On stage, John’s humor, warmth, and laughter carried every show. Off stage, his unfailing friendship and attention to each of us, and to the behind-the-scenes needs of our group, held Voice Male together for 25 years. Words cannot convey our loss.
Beyond Voice Male, John served his community, worked for his church, lived his faith, and cultivated other life-long friendships. Above all, he loved his wife and their children. Our hearts are with all of them.
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Rubber Ducky became sort of the fun song for Voice Male and John MADE that song! Every concert we looked forward to that particular song. John's delightful sense of humor, incredible voice, and unique stage presence is unforgettable. We were stunned to learn of his untimely passing. He will be missed, but Heavenly Father must have need of him in another sphere and it is nice to think that he is stilll singing somewhere. God bless his sweet family. We love you ~
Richard & Brenda Anthony
Thanks for being a listening voice to ideas. John was a man of many talents and the world is a better place because of him. Love you.
I only played basketball with John at work for a short while but whenever we met I felt like I was one of his best lifelong friends. He seemed to spread sunshine everywhere he went. Heaven has to be an even happier place now with John there.
He is a treasured friend of my father, Jon Summers
He was good friends with my dad and will be missed very much.
We are deeply saddened by John's passing. We have attended Voice Male concerts for a good 25 years. This is a great loss to all of us. But especially, our hearts and prayers go out to John's family and all the members of Voice Male. Can't even imagine how hard this must be for all of you. Your Christmas concerts reminded us of the true reason for the Christmas season, and it is that reason that will carry everyone forward. May the spirit of Christ and his promised peace and comfort be will all of you. WIth all our love-
Larry and Laura Chatterton
My heartfelt condolences on the loss of a great man. Ever since I met him decades ago at the institute he has been a true friend, a kind hearted soul, an uplifter of spirits, a true carer for all and more importantly, he was a true witness of Christ from day one. Music has changed in the heavens now, it will be more enjoyable and oh how I hope they have rubber duckies there. May I have the chance to run the sound system again for his music in heaven.
I met John at Familysearch many years ago and felt instantly and directly of his spirit and joyful view of life! I became an instant Voicemale fan! John will be missed. Prayers and love to his family and many friends. Rest in peace my eternal friend.
Our hearts are saddened to hear of this great loss. He was the life of the party. Our love goes out to family and friends. May the Lord Bless you and May you find that comfort promised. John will be missed and our lives are Blessed with the Happiness and Laughter he shared. Thank You John. Love to all.
Ralph and Denise Mortensen
I remember right after I had my youngest daughter and lost my mom John was singing Mary's Baby Child and we had a moment where we both felt it while I was rocking my daughter. I will always appreciate him helping me remember that year to appreciate the miracle I had in my arms. It was a crappy year with losing my mom.
Going to voicemale started will I was dating my husband. We continued for years finally we invited my family and it became a family tradition every year since. We would get front row for many of those years.
Also he always gave us a hard time for bringing non duck rubber bath toys haha. #ducksforjohn
Hearing of John’s passing left me speechless and in tears. I loved every minute I was blessed to work with him at FamilySearch. His talents and kindness and humor and joy in life will never be forgotten. I will always think of John with admiration and gratitude for the privilege of knowing him. I suppose it’s not too surprising that heaven wanted him on their side - he will surely make it fun!
Over the years we have laughed with you and enjoyed your wonderful musical talent. We pray for your family and know Heavenly Father is with you and them. We love you! Here comes a rubber duck!💕
Tyler, Chantel and Logan Johnson and Erick, Blake and Matthew Walton
John was so much fun to watch. He was incredibly talented. Rubber Ducky will never be the same. RIP. Love and condolences to his family and friends.
I was the audience participant on stage in Victorville, California, in the mid-2000's visit. "I want my apple pie". John shook my hand and wouldn't let go after it was over. He looked at me with a big grin and chuckled. He said, "Surprise!"
We can scarcely believe that John is passed. Mike worked closely with John at Family Search for many years. This has hit him very hard. It was through this connection at work with John, that Mike and his family were introduced to the Voice Male Christmas concerts, many years ago. We absolutely loved them and It was the one concert we always looked forward to attending each year! When Mike told me of John’s passing, the thought that came to me was of all the joy that John has brought to so many people over the years, on stage and off. Not many people have that kind of unique and special gift, but John did. We send our condolences to John’s family and wife. I hope you find comfort knowing so many love John and are so grateful for the time he graced our lives. Thank you for sharing him with us. We will miss him so very much.
Michael & Kristine Buck
We are shocked and deeply saddened to hear about John's passing. Our hearts are so heavy. Layne, you and your children will be in our prayers for a long, long time.
There are too many memories to share, from Utah State and New Horizons to those first two years of Voice Male and beyond. We never think of the dialects of Great Britain, rubber duckies, or Chipmunks and hula hoops without thinking of John with fondness. Please know that our hearts are with you. John, we will miss your humor, your beautiful voice, and your big, kind heart. The world has lost an irreplaceable man.
James and Jenny Lyman
I was at USU in the beginning and have followed Voice Male from Montpelier ID to Kaysville and back to Logan throughout the years! Sharing your talents have lifted so many hearts, brought so many smiles and helped us all feel the spirit! Love you all, my heart breaks for all of you and your families! John’s humor and talent will always be remembered in our home! “Rubber Ducky, you’re my very best friend, it’s true!!!” Love and condolences to all!
I have appreciated the laughter and talent that John shared. Wishing comfort to family and loved ones at this difficult time.
I knew John from my college years. We were in the same ward, a HUGE student ward. He had the best sense of humor, and of course a great voice. He was a good man, spiritually strong and insightful. Im so sorry to hear of his passing. My deepest condolences to his family.
Words cannot express my sorrow for the loss his family and many who love this man are feeling ! John brought so much joy and laughter to my life and my families life we were faithful concert goers !! He is one of a kind ! I felt blessed to watch their Christmas special this December ! We truly missed voicemale this last year with covid on the rise. Bless you all such a wonderful man . I’m grateful to have the knowledge that he is in the arms of a loving Heavenly Father, his eyes and expressions while singing about his Savior was touching. He will be deeply missed.
I'm so sorry to hear of his passing. Injoy his and the groups performances so much. The Lord bless all of you.
I never really knew John, but I went to many concerts while I was growing up. It is his voice I hear and try to imitate when I am singing Rubber Duckie to my kiddos. This news makes me very sad. I hope you all find peace and that you know John brought smiles to many.
I never knew John or any member of the group personally, but they have been a big part of my music life for over 25 years. I have every album and have been to a lot of concerts. Your music and message has influenced my life for good. My condolences and prayers for John's family and friends. He will be sorely missed.
Words cannot express my sadness over this news. It seems impossible because John was larger than life and truly made the world a happier place. My heart particularly goes out to Lyme and the kids. From this past member of Voice Male I say thank you John for the love and friendship you have shown to me and the positive influence you have been in my life.
Dear Huff family,
We are so very saddened to learn of John's passing. We have been acquainted with John and what would become the 'Voicemale' group, since their college days. John has touched countless lives time and time again, with his quick humor, and that great singing voice of his. Many of us had tears stream down our faces during the shows, because we were laughing so hard....He was so awesomely funny, making those cool sounds, silly facial expressions, and movements while singing!! And it seemed to come so naturally to him! Among the fun, John had a quality that shone so very brightly. He was a spiritual Giant!! One could hear that through his songs of our Savior. John was never to busy for a hug, or some sincere kind words after a show. He was such a great sport... allowing his loving audience to throw rubber ducky's at him. I am certain there is one more special Angel in the Choir of Heaven today... and I'm sure he makes everyone smile, and yes, also laugh, with his beautiful music!!👼 Dear Huff Family, dear Voicemale brothers and families, we pray the Lord may bless you with comfort and strength. This has got to be so unimaginably hard... Hold on to the promises of our Father and of His Son, and with that, the promise of a joyful reunion. We love you!! Angelika and Tony Gardner Family 💕
Angelika Gardner and Family
I didn’t know him at all, but I ran into him at a scout camp about a week after seeing him sing at Summerfest in Logan. He had just had knee surgery but was still hobbling around scout camp so the boys could have an adult leader there. And then I saw him later in the week at the camp commissary and they had a bunch of small rubber duckies up on the shelf and I chuckled to myself when I saw them. Then he walked in behind me and I said hey, I was just thinking about you. He looked pretty creeped out til I pointed out the ducks to him and had a good laugh. He seems like a really great guy. Sorry for your loss!
I could be considered "just a Voice Male fan". But I have attended over 100 concerts...almost all of them from the front row. I met Voice Male 18 years ago...as I was going through a divorce. John was so kind and genuine in his friendship and support over the years. I went to the shows as much for the opportunity to visit with guys as for the music. They all now consider me a "friend" rather than a "fan". My ability to find joy in spite of hardship, love deeper regardless of the outcome, and live life to its fullest is partly because I knew 7 men collectively known as VOICEMALE- Thank-you Layne for sharing your husband. Thank-you John for the memories. Thank-you Heavenly Father and Jesus for letting John Luthy, Mike Wilson, Phil Kesler, Rick Murdock, Mike Bearden, Richard McCallister and John Huff be instruments of good in my life. I will miss you so much!
Monica Kelly Evans
John was one of my best friends in 7th & 8th grade. I was always jealous of his ability to come up with the funniest, goofiest material right off the cuff. We played a lot of music together through middle and high school and into college. You will be missed, John.
We will miss the hilariousness of John! He could never be replaced. We will always remember the mismatched shoes he wore at the Christmas 2019 Concert in SLC. I took photos of his shoes so that I would always remember. Such a wonderful person and a memorable part of Voice Male. We love you guys and treasure your concerts! We own all 12 of your albums and listen to them often. (Even the Love Boat song) Thank you for the music and memories. Thanks to John for his everlasting sense of humor. He has left an unforgettable impression on so many.
Tom & Rosalie Hardcastle
He made every concert memorable. I have followed you guys since your start. He has been an integral part of voice male. My heart goes out to all of his family and other members of voicemale at this time.
I had the privilege of working with John for many years. He was funny, kind, intelligent, dedicated, and friendly. He was a righteous man who had his priorities straight. How I will miss him!
I've never met a kinder or friendly person. Several years ago John was having issues with some tickets at a baseball game, I was the manager on duty. I helped him with his issue he asked for my business card and in December he emailed me and offered me tickets to your Christmas show. I took my cousins and we had a great time. My deepest sympathy to you and John's family.
To Layne and the children,
We are so sad to hear of John's passing. He was and always will be a part of our memories through our association with VoiceMale. He was a person who could make you laugh and cry at the same time with his singing and antics up on stage. And after the concerts he made us feel like we were life long friends. My heart felt gratitude goes out to you for sharing him with us so that we could enjoy his talents. He will be truly missed! Our thoughts are with you and our prayers are for you to help you through this hard time. Gone too soon but will never be forgotten.
To our VoiceMale friends,
Sorry, too, for your loss of another wonderful member of your "family". This has got to be so hard on you too! What great memories we have of all of you through the years. We are especially reminded of the many interactions we have had with John. One comes to mind of when I made the two Johns hats for the rubber ducky song. Luthy wore Bert and Huff wore a duck hat. I didn't think they'd wear them but they did on stage that night. It was awesome! Our thought and prayers are with you!
Debra Tolman (the crazy tremonton fan)
Our family have been avid fans of voice male since the beginning. We've made it a tradition to attend their Christmas concert every year for the last few years and the highlight has always been when John sings Rubber duckie and the chance to pelt him with a barrage of the yellow duckies.
He is so humorous and funny!
We will miss you John Huff!
Condolences to your dear wife and family.
Prayers for your peace and comfort till you meet again.
John was such a wonderful person, both on and off stage. I remember seeing him after one of the many Christmas concerts me and my family attended. I was probably in 3rd or 4th grade. I went up to him and told him that I had something I wanted to show him, and I sang a few lines of the chipmunk song to him using my (what I thought) was an amazing chipmunk voice. I remember him making such a big deal about it and telling me that it was amazing, which made my 9 year old self feel like a rock star haha. John was a celebrity after all! He will be so missed!
John Huff is my dear friend from FamilySearch. It felt so saddening to learn he is no longer with us. I worked with him over the years making Family Tree happen, and I watched him work to make the records much more accessible and findable.
Thank you John for all the times you talked with me and connected with me personally. To John's family, I hope you can feel comfort from our Savior after the shock and grief I'm sure you feel right now. I'm grateful you shared John with us.
I was lucky enough to know John on the ward level right after I got married. He was such a wonderful happy person and always made me feel loved and cared about! I also loved watching him perform! You couldn't see hom without smiling or laughing! He will be greatly missed. I am honored to have known him!
John brought joy to so many people! I have loved Voice Mail for many years and each one of you brought your own special personality to the group. I thank you all for what you have done for the world, for my world. This must be unexpressable hard for John's family and for those of you who know him so well and worked with him so closely. My prayers are with each of you. There's a lot of work going on on the other side of the veil right now. Maybe they especially needed someone like John to help them stop and laugh and love with him now and then as we all have. Blessings John and blessings to his family and loved ones.
I have so many wonderful memories of John! I loved when Voice Male traveled with the New Horizons show choir and I laughed at every single one of his jokes… Everything he said or did was so funny and he was an absolute gift and SO TALENTED! My heart is with Layne and their children.
Jen and I were heartbroken over the news of John's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Huff family at this time. We are so sorry! The news triggered SO many fond memories of Voice Male, of John's magnetic personality and sense of humor that so often boosted our spirits and gave us hope for the future. We have laughed until we cried over the years from Voice Male and Gentlemen of the Court when they got their start at USU until today. Thank you, John, for your amazing positive impact on our family and so many others!
Nathan and Jen Horner Family
I remember going to the dollar store before a Voice Male show. The only things they had there were stars so I bought them. When John started singing “Rubber Duckys” I threw the stars. John picked up the star and a duck and started saying “ This is a star and this is a duck. Star. Duck. Star. Duck.” I laughed so hard I cried the rest of the prefomence. RIP John so many memories of you
I am so saddened to learn of John’s passing. I have so many memories of my time at USU performing in New Horizons with John and many of the members of Voice Male. He is a talented and wonderful man. He will most definitely be missed. My deepest condolences to John’s family, and the members of Voice Male as well. May the Lords comforting peace be with all of you at this difficult time. 💙
We have enjoyed Voice Male for many years and loved throwing ducks on-stage. [Always making sure not to hit John.]
We will miss him.
John was the best part of the show. With his rubber ducky song it was always so catchy and fun. He was so funny and amazing
We loved watching John and his fellow Voicemale members every Christmas season Our lives were truly touched by John and each one of you. We feel a deep sense of loss with John's passing.
May the Lord be with each and everyone of who loved John. We are thinking and praying for you.
The Naylor Family
We were completely devastated to learn of John's death. It has been such a joy to attend Christmas and non Christmas concerts with Voice-male. John was so incredibly talented, and funny. As we live next to John's parents, we have loved having John and Layne's kids come to the fence to pet our dog, Sam. They would stick their little hands through and Sam would scoot close to be petted. We love the Huff family and send our love and prayers to each of you at this hard time. John, thank you for sharing your immense talent with us
The Bitton family
My brother introduced my family to Voice Male when my children were quite young. They all grew up loving your group and especially John Huff. My oldest son loved the music so much he actually stepped out during a concert intermission and prayed he would get one of the free CDs when he was about 10. He only told me about it when he was showing me what he won afterwards. I’ll always be grateful that he chose people to admire who showed him such a good example. We were shocked and saddened to lose Phil. Now my 26-year-old daughter, with whom I watched the recent Zoom “concert”, called me in tears about John. She was one who threw virtual ducks at John because it was tradition. Our heart goes out to all of you and your families. I found comfort in John’s tender memories of Phil and knowing that at least there is one reunion in such a terrible loss. Our prayers are with you!! Thank you for your examples of faith!❤️
Shari Jo Edwards
We are deeply shocked and saddened at this news of John’s passing. We have been followers of Voice Male for years, and John has made us laugh and cry. We are definitely crying now. 😥😥
How grateful we are to know that God has a plan for us all. He was obviously needed in Heaven for some other important work. 😇
Our hearts and prayers go out to his families, those at home and those in Voice Male. We’re thankful to have seen him just before Christmas sharing his life and heart with everyone.
May God bless all of you and give each of you peace and comfort at this time. Until we meet again ♥️
Clark and Mary Jane McIntosh
My heart is broken for Layne, the Huff Family and, of course, Voice Male. I have such fond memories of singing with John and Layne in the Institute Choir at USU. John was such a great positive and fun leader.
May the family and Voice Male feel God’s peace during these hard times.
Monica Murdock Flint
This is so heartbreaking and shocking to hear of the passing of John! I am 30 years old and majority of my childhood memories include Voice Male playing in the background. It became a Christmas tradition for the last 15+ years to go to the Voice Male Christmas concert where my family and I loved to laugh at all of John’s jokes and antics on stage. We saw the rubber ducky song start out with one random duck being thrown at one concert, to a HUGE tradition of hundreds of ducks being thrown at every single concert. It wasn’t until I was in high school that I realized the long whispered “Simbaaaaaaaa” in the song “The Lion Sleeps Tonight” isn’t, in fact, part of the original song! I loved John’s natural ability to make people laugh and his carefree, happy personality!
In April of 2020, I had the opportunity to go to New York to work as a nurse to help during the then new/devastating pandemic. I returned home on my 30th birthday to a surprise video compilation made by a friend from all of my life-long favorite people wishing me a happy birthday/congratulations. John was one of them! He took the time out of his day to record a quick video for me and he didn’t even know who I was. It was extremely kind and thoughtful and my family will remember it forever! I’ll cherish it even more knowing he’s no longer here.
This past year wasn’t the same without the annual Voice Male concert, in fact I realized that part of what “sets the stage” for our Christmas spirit IS this concert! The song Homeless is one of my absolute favorite Christmas songs of all time. I’m saddened we didn’t get a 2020 concert to remember John by, but it brings me comfort to know that because of the pandemic, John hopefully got to spend the entire Christmas season with his family.
To all the Voice Male members: We cannot fathom your grief at this time. My family and I hope you will continue the Christmas concert tradition in the future but we will also understand if you decide otherwise. We are so grateful for all the joy you have all given to us over the years!! To John’s family: We are so incredibly sorry for this huge, sudden loss. Our hearts are with you and we are forever thankful for the many Christmas’s you shared John with us! 🤍 🐥
The legend John Huff was the funniest and kindest person I have ever met.he had the ability to make my cheeks hurt from smiling and laughing. However not today hearing the sad news.
John served his mission in my ward Bradford and instantly became part of our family. He visited my family home a number of times when he had finished his mission. He was a chaperone for a football team (soccer) and travelled the uk by train once he had finished chaperoning. I remember him telling my mum
(Lesley Brook) in a very casual manner that he had slept on a bench at the side of Loch Lomond. My mum the ever serving missionary mum was mortified. John however thought it was hilarious. Years later I visited Loch Lomond and found myself wondering which bench it was John had slept on.
One Sunday when John was visiting my ward we were struggling for someone to play the piano. A sister was walking around the chapel asking people if they played the piano. When she asked John he said, no, but I can make noises for one. My family thought this was hilarious.
When I visited Utah I made a promise to John that I would take him a can of dandelion burdock and a can of lilt. I stuck to my promise, however the lilt didn’t quite make it. John laughed and joked when I told him why it hadn’t made it. I had drank it in the middle of the night. He said, I don’t know which is worse you drinking it or telling me about it? Every time one of my family drinks lilt or dandelion burdock we always think of our dear friend.
When John was in London for Roots tech I was unable to attend. My mum and son traveled to London with our stake. Many members were hoping to see the Osmond’s. Not my mum and son. They were there to see John. My teenage son eggar to meet the person he has listened to on CDs all his life and my mum to see her missionary son once again. I had sent a gift of dandelion burdock sadly no lilt. My son FaceTimed me when they had found John. He was still the same funny, funny guy and was touched that we remembered his love of dandelion burdock. How could we forget?
These stories don’t even scratch the surface of memories myself and family have of John. Our heart aches and aches for Johns family.
May heaven be filled with chips and scraps from the fish and chips with cans of dandelion burdock and cans of lilt for you my friend. Until we meet again my funny, funny friend.
Dearest Layne and Family
My heart aches for you John was such a special person we treasure the time we knew him as a missionary and the times he would come and stay with us after his mission, my sweet Eric so enjoyed the times we had and of course you coming with him, what a joy it was to meet you, When John came to England in 2019 I was able to meet him and pass on some of his favorited soda pop that he had enjoyed with us.
I feel sure that Our Saviors arms will enfold as they did me when my Sweet Eric passed beyond the veil.
This brings with it Lots of Love and Big Hugs from Lesley here in Yorkshire England
Little Memory: In the Intro for "It's A Small World After All", when everyone announced where they served their LDS missions and then spoke that local language, John put on his best Dori (Finding Nemo) impression...because he served in WALES! LOL
Big Memory: I'll never forget hanging out in the studio during the "Baby, It's Cold Outside" session, chatting, laughing, swapping notes on our favorite Jazz vocalists, and helping to "translate" some of his thoughts into instrumental references the others could apply to their own performances. There are few feelings of accomplishment as great has having John Huff point at you and yell, "YES! THANK YOU!"
John's legacy of love, laughter, and lifting up others will live on long after we're all gone.
My wife and I live in California and have enjoyed the talent and music of Voice Male since we bought our first CD almost twenty years ago. I am shocked to hear the news regarding John. Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire Huff family and friends. John and the entire Voice Male group have provided my family and friends the most beautifully produced vocal music and inspiration for so long! We will miss John very much. We will now appreciate his music even more. God bless you.
Matt and Joy Bugg
I served part of my mission where he and his family lived and I thought it was pretty cool to get to know one of the guys that I listened to as part of my missionary music. I remember how he emcee’d the parade through Honeyville while I was there. That was one of the many highlights of my mission. He’ll be missed down here but I’m sure he has been warmly welcomed on the other side.
(Elder) Porter Hatch
That is so, so shocking! I just watched your Christmas special and loved his crazy turtle ideas and later when he became so touched by his memory of Phil. It was sweet to see the comical as well as the tender side of John. John was such a wonderful, talented and funny member of the group. Such a devastating loss. My heart goes out to his family and Voice Male.
John is the kind of guy to go out of his way to make you feel loved and accepted. He was a hard worker, funny, and always kind! We will miss him!
Wes, Becky, and kids Jones
FHE will never be the same. You truly bring joy with you, every room you enter It is contagious. Thank you for sharing your talent with us all. I was thinking today about how you and Layne sung at Sam’s funeral, “be still my soul”. I hope your darling family finds comfort during this all. (Layne we love you so much)
I was shocked and deeply saddened to hear about the passing of John Huff. I remember my mom taking me to the first VoiceMale concerts at USU. We tried not to miss any when they would come perform. After my Mom passed away it took many years to listen to their songs again. When I finally did I would just cry and then laugh at the same time. The memories were so vivid and wonderful. John touched alot of lives with his humor and kind spirit. I pray that those John left behind will find comfort and peace.
I love going to your Christmas concerts. I have seen your group over and over and I never get tired of it. Thank you for sharing your talent. You will be greatly missed. Sheryl
John was downright lovable....an incredible talent that will be sorely missed. After many many concerts including 2 times for us in the Missionary Dept. and all the CD's we will still have a soft spot for John. The knowledge that families and friends are eternal will take some of the sting out of this terrible loss. God speed John!
Rick & Sue Hall
This is so sad. John was so fun to watch especially when they sang “Rubber Ducky!” I’m from Logan and saw him every summer at Summerfest! RIP John
God bless his wife and children
We were so shocked when we received an email saying that John Huff passed away. Words cannot convey the sadness in our hearts, and how much we will miss his wonderful "light". We have been blessed to have been able to follow Voice Male ever since their college days at USU. John gave us so much joy! He was a great entertainer....so much fun! Our hearts are saddened for his family, and also the other members of his Voice Male group. Our prayers are with you all!
John has always been so kind to me. The best memory is when Voice male sang “Prayer of the Children” for my 6 yr old daughter’s funeral in 1996. I asked them and they didn’t hesitate, they just said yes. It gave me comfort at a very difficult time. But afterward, whenever I would see John, he would ask how I and my family were doing. He may have been the rubber ducky king but I will always remember his kind heart!! John, tell McKelle I miss her and I will miss you!! Nancy
I'm so sad to hear of John Huff passing. He was so loved by this group and by all of us fans. His sense of humor was a delight to all of us. He will truly be missed. So sorry for his family and for the "voice Male brethren"
I just listened to the virual concert less than a month ago. John talked so sweetly of the other member who died a while ago and whose picture was hanging in his music room. I think about their neat reunion...but I'm so sad for his family and friends.
Gail Kennington from Afton Wyoming
I saw voicemales first concert at USU as a student and had never been so entertained or enjoyed myself so much. We laughed so hard our stomachs hurt. 5 years ago I started working with the choirs at our high school and met John’s very talented children and his wonderful wife. Every time we had a choir concert, John and Layne would find me and our choir director after to gush with praise about how good it sounded. I especially appreciated this as an accompanist, who doesn’t often get recognized. John always made me feel like a rock star after the concerts. He was always fun, upbeat and encouraging. He raised incredible children, smart thinkers, friendly and fun. I feel blessed to have known John. My love and prayers are with the family. 💕
The siiimmmmbbbaaaa he would do at the end of “Lion Sleeps Tonight”. I used to watch Lion King multiple times a day as a kid. I loved it! Anyway, right before starting it each time I would stick head up and whisper “siiiimmmbbbbbaaaaa”!!!
John loved it so much he started including it in that song. It's always been special for me knowing that.
My heart is broken, while I did not know him personally, his voice touch my heart so many time in the 16 years I have been listening to Voice Mail. (Don’t tell the other guys but, he is my favorite). He made me laugh and smile and cry, his voice touched my soul. My husband and I have been attending the Christmas concerts before we were even married and it truly is my favorite Christmas tradition. My heart is heavy for your loss, and John will be missed by so many. We will remember him with fondness for the rest of our lives. Praying for your family at this difficult time.
Condolences to John, his family, and Voice Male friends. I remember when Voice Male started back in 1994 as an offshoot of New Horizons Choir at USU. I was on the institute council at the time and considered John a friend at the time, and still consider him to be a friend even these many years later. May peace be with his family and all those left behind with his passing.
During the New Horizon's years I met a bunch of amazing people, but none quite like John Huff. Funny, punny, quirky, fearless, self-deprecating, spiritual, sensitive, and possessing great intellectual and religious depth behind that cat-that-ate-the-canary smile.... He is a lid for Layne's pot, and they are one of the all-time power couples. I am saddened beyond measure to hear that he has graduated to the next level, because I am certain that his presence is irreplacable in the lives of so many....
Much love to his sweet Layne and their children....
Rest in peace, my friend.
Unbelievable, I have no words. My husband, John and I had been going to Voice Male's Christmas concerts for years. Remember when tickets were 5 bucks? Last year we had attended on December 9th and my husband, John passed away unexpectedly also early the next morning. I've always felt so grateful that this one of the last outings we had together.
I wished I could say "I can't imagine what you're going through" but I can and it is so difficult. My prayers, sincere condolences and love to the entire Huff and Voice Male families.
"Be the Things You Loved Most About Those that are Gone"
John and I were good friends in our single ward years ago. I’m so sad to hear about this. Prayers for his family. Love you guys.
I am so very sorry to hear of John’s passing. It breaks my heart. We loved attending the Voicemale concerts each Christmas, it became a family tradition. He was so extremely talented, friendly and hilarious. We hope his family as well as his Voicemale family can find peace and comfort at this very difficult time.
I worked with John so many years ago and still remember his upbeat additude towards life. Learning that he was a singer and seeing him perform at the Provo High School at a concert made me respect him even more. Every time we ran into each other we he remembered me and always had a few moments to share.
I will miss you John and look forward to singing with you in the eternities.
From when I first saw you guys at Star Valley High School in 2000 To the last time We were able to see you all live a few years ago I was always drawn to John as the unique one and I mean that in a great way. He was always so clever and so talented that there were always witty surprises. This family loves that guy and we are shocked and saddened by the loss. We pray for all of you and his family right now.