Edgar E. “Gene” Hughes
Jan 08, 2013 | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Funeral services for Edgar E. “Gene” Hughes, 85, of Evansville, Ind., were held on Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013, at Browning Funeral Home in Evansville, Ind. Burial followed with full military rites conducted by the Retired Veterans Memorial Club in the Memorial Park Cemetery.

Gene Hughes was born on Feb. 18, 1927, in Model, Stewart County, Tenn., to the late J.Y. and Rena Chadwick-Hughes.

He was a United States Army veteran having served in WWII. Gene worked for 55 years as a union carpenter (local 90) and retied in 1989. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 265. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, and working on his cattle farm.

Gene was preceded in death by one sister, Ovena Hargrove; and three brothers, Frank, John and Gillis Hughes.

He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Geneva Morris-Hughes of Evansville, Ind.; two sisters, Dorothy Winfield (and husband Billy) of Evansville, Ind. and Floy Ann Bess (and husband Seaby) of Dothan, Ala.; three children, Ronald David Hughes (and wife Sarah) of Evansville, Ind., Debbie Whiteside (and husband Ken) of Hopkinsville and Randy Hughes M.D. (and wife Tonya) of Fort Wayne, Ind.; six grandchildren, Jon Hughes, Shelley Brown, Vanessa Cornwell, Aaron Whiteside, Alex Hughes and Abigail Hughes; nine great-grandchildren, Jack, Bella and Bailey Hughes, Heidi Brown, Sophia and Logan Cornwell, Ethan, Addison and Kyliana Whiteside; and many nieces and nephews.

Condolences may be made online at www.browningfuneral.com.
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