Richard Allen Hughes, 93 of Mills River passed away on July 16, 2019 at the Elizabeth House. He was born in Paintsville, KY to the late Sylvia Preston and William Hughes. He was also preceded in death by his wife Georgene Ruth Hughes and a daughter, Dianna Kay Hughes.
Mr. Hughes served in the US Navy during WWII and retired from General Motors in Detroit, MI. He was also a Third Degree Mason . In his youth he enjoyed swimming, playing baseball and horseshoes. Later in life he found enjoyment by watching Westerns, Hallmark movies and football. He loved family picnics and playing cards, especially “Rook”.
Surviving are a daughter, Connie Lee Hughes-Papsidero and husband John Anthony of Orlando, FL; grandchildren, Brandon and Lehia Hughes-Papsidero; and his first great-grandchild is on the way; many nieces and nephews; and special friends, Ernie Taylor and Terrie Sheffield.
Private services will be held.