Russell Wayne Hughes, 81, of Olden, passed away on Tuesday, October 6, 2009 in Eastland. Services will be at 1 P.M. Friday in the Edwards Funeral Home Chapel in Eastland. Burial will follow in Merriman Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Thursday from 6 to 8 P.M.
Mr. Hughes was born August 2, 1928 in Eastland, Tx to Elba and Ruby (Fox) Hughes. He graduated from Olden High School and attended Ranger College for a period of time. He worked for Doug Swain Plasters construction business in San Angelo for 30 years. Mr. Hughes served in the U.S. Army and was a member of the VFW 4136. He loved gardening, spending time with his family and had a wonderful sense of humor. His nickname was “Lefty”.
He is survived by daughters, Verma Klingaman of El Campo, Tx, Vicki Broom of Monahans, Tx, and Beverly Meyers of Wise, Virginia, brother, Lonnie Hughes, sister, Shirley Hughes of Stephenville, Tx, and significant other, June Kincheloe of Olden and children, Roy, Bobby and Clifford Kincheloe and Kathleen Jackson. Eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by daughter, Hazel Holden and one brother.