Obituary for William David Hughes
William David “Bill” Hughes, 85, of Mount Solon, died Monday (April 29, 2019) in his home.
Born November 20, 1933 in Lyons, N.Y., he was a son of Hugh Merrill Hughes and Mildred (Wilkins) Hughes. He was a U. S. Army veteran and a life-long dairy farmer.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his step mother, Jean Stone Hughes; his wife, Kathryn Suzanne (Lychalk) Hughes; a sister, Judith Babcock; and a brother, Thomas Hughes. Surviving are six children, Carol Brewington of Clemmons, N.C., William “Billy” Hughes, Jr. and wife Melissa of Pittsboro, N.C., Cynthia Moore and husband James of Owego, N.Y., Betty Swope and husband Dwight of Churchville, Va., Barbara Fuller and husband Aubrey of Mount Solon, Va.; and Karen Waldron and husband Timothy of Churchville, Va.; one sister, Priscilla Young and husband Carl of Schenetady, N.Y.; 17 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; and his special friend, Elaine L. Sykes.
The family will receive friends from 1:30 to 4:00 p.m. Sunday, May 5 at 1780 Stover Shop Road, Mount Solon, Va.
His remains will be buried privately in Oak Hill Cemetery, Mount Solon, Va.
Family and friends are invited to attend a catered party in Bill’s honor on Saturday, June 22, beginning at 11:00 a.m., at 1780 Stover Shop Road, Mount Solon, Va.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Spring Hill Presbyterian Church, 4141 Spring Hill Road, Staunton, VA 24401.