Billy Don Huges, 78 of Center
Billy Don Hughes, 78, of Center, passed away Sunday, March 18, 2018, at his residence.
Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, March 20, 2018, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, March 21, 2018, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center with Bro. Gordon Vaughn and Bro. Danny Dodson officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.
Billy Don was born August 23, 1939, in Center, to Theron Hughes and Thelma Gathwright Hughes. In his early years, he was a plumber. He learned his trade from a family owned business, H & W Plumbing. From there, he began his own plumbing business, which he operated for several years. He later established Hughes Backhoe & Dirt Work. After retirement, Billy Don still followed in his father’s footsteps; always able to negotiate a good business deal. Billy Don was a hard worker, but he also enjoyed having a good time. In his younger years, he enjoyed fishing and hunting. He was even featured in an edition of The Hunter’s Horn during his fox hunting days. In his later years, he enjoyed traveling with his lovely wife, Janice, and taking family trips to the beach. His family was his world. Billy Don was passionate about supporting world missions, especially his brother’s ministry, Bible Baptist Church in Cebu City, Philippines. He was a faithful prayer warrior and active member of Hillcrest Baptist Church in Center.
He is survived by
Wife: Janice Hughes of Center
Joyce Bush and husband, Michael Henry, of Center
Katha Hughes of Center
Donna Parker and husband, Tony, of Center
Suzette Smith and husband, Billie, of Port Neches
Brandi Brown and husband, Chad, of Nacogdoches
Lee Ann Masterson and husband, R.J., of Center
Stepson: Jody Martin of Center
Michael David Bush and wife, Nicole
Lindsey Jackson and husband, Devin
Ryan Chandler and wife, Ashley
Cortney Hughes and husband, Chad
Zack Smith and wife, Nicole
Savannah Dahn Cessac and husband, Collin
Honorary Grandson: Jason Burch
Great Great Grandchildren
Brother: Richard Hughes and wife, Rita, of Center
Billy Williams and wife, Cathy, of Center
Jimmy Snider and wife, Rhonda, of Timpson
Jeffrey Snider and wife, Rhonda, of Timpson
Jason Snider and wife, Tiffany, of Center
Sister-in-law: Jimmie Hughes of Jasper
Mother-in-law: Johnnie Snider of Center
Numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends
Lifetime Treasured Friends: Bobby and Kay Watson
Preceded in death by
Parents: Theron Hughes and Thelma Gathwright Hughes
Wife and Mother of his children: Linda Joyce Hughes
Brothers: J.T. Hughes, Jack Hughes, Alton Hughes, Dalton Hughes, Missionary Bob Hughes, Kenneth Hughes, Johnny Hughes and Mary Hughes
Pallbearers will be Michael Bush, Bo Chandler, Ryan Chandler, Jason Burch, Bobby Watson and Zack Warr. Honorary pallbearers will be Price Wilburn, Bobby Bushiey, Bill Williams, Maxie Eaves, Colton Etheridge, Hayden Hughes, Cole Chandler, Caleb Chisenhall, Drake Lutz, Keaton Smith and Rylan Halstead.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be sent to Bob Hughes Memorial Mission Fund, Central Missionary Clearinghouse, PO Box 219228, Houston, Texas 77218-9228.
Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com