Eddie Joe Hughes, age 77, died on Oct. 4, 2013 in Denton, Texas. Funeral services were held in the chapel of Lunn Funeral Home on Monday, Oct. 7, 2013, at 2 p.m. with Scotte Clark of Olney officiating. Interment followed in Restland Cemetery in Olney.
Arrangements were under the direction of Lunn Funeral Home of Olney.
Eddie Joe was born in Springcreek, Texas, on April 29, 1936, to the late Weldon Bollen and Bessie Evalena (Harris) Hughes.
He was a lifelong resident of the Olney area and was a farmer and had worked in the oilfield. Eddie Joe was a member of the Church of Christ and a member of the American Legion. He served his country proudly in the United States Navy from 1955 until 1958 and had been stationed at Kodiak, Alaska, as a member of the P2V Squadron. He and Joyce Kunkel were married on Oct. 5, 1961, in Olney, Texas. Joyce preceded him in death on April 30, 1998. He married Margaret Reynolds Schluter on Dec. 31, 2005, in Olney, Texas.
Eddie Joe was also preceded in death by a brother, Ernest Hughes, and a sister, Margaret Hampton.
Eddie Joe is survived by his wife, Margaret Hughes of Krum, Texas; brother Carlton Hughes of Henrietta, Texas; son Joe Hughes and wife Kelley of Olney, Texas; daughter Lynn Dale Evans and husband Scott of Krum, Texas; four grandchildren: Baylie Brown of Nashville, Tenn., Haylie Pittman and husband Callen of Olney, Texas, Abby Hughes of Olney, Texas, and Kassidy Brown of Krum, Texas; and one great-grandchild, Paxton Pittman.
Family visitation was held Sunday, October 6, 2013 from 6-7 p.
m. in the chapel of Lunn Funeral Home.
Memorials may be given to the charity of one's choice.
Condolences may be made to the family at www.lunnfuneralhome.com.