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

 

Daughters:

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

 

Stepdaughters:

Brandi Brown and husband, Chad, of Nacogdoches

Lee Ann Masterson and husband, R.J., of Center

 

Stepson: Jody Martin of Center

 

Grandchildren:

Michael David Bush and wife, Nicole

Lindsey Jackson and husband, Devin

Bo Chandler

Ryan Chandler and wife, Ashley

Cortney Hughes and husband, Chad

Emily Cagle

Allison Cagle

Jessica Smith

Zack Smith and wife, Nicole

Savannah Dahn Cessac and husband, Collin

Logan Brown

Cayman Brown

James Martin

Livia Martin

 

Honorary Grandson: Jason Burch

 

Great Grandchildren:

McKynzie

Taylor

Ryan

Colton

MaKayla

Briley

Jordan

Lainey

Calob

Cole

Keaton

Kinzley

Drake

Mia

Racyn

Kayla

Michael

Tyler

Jaycee

Hayden

Jaeleigh

Emma

Rylan

Madison

Coy

Carter

Carson

 

Great Great Grandchildren

Tenley

Ryker

Ally

Avery

Chandler

 

Brother: Richard Hughes and wife, Rita, of Center

 

Brothers-in-law:

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