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Robert Duane Hughes – Butler County Gazette

Robert Duane Hughes was born October 12, 1943 in Wichita, Kansas; the son of Wilbur Martin and Helen Marie (drummer) Hughes. He graduated from El Dorado High School. Bob faithfully served his country in the United States Army from 1969 until 1972, when he was medically discharged. During his tours, he served as a military policeman and was assigned to tank cars in Vietnam, but later transferred to the infantry. During this time, he received his Purple Heart. After being discharged from the military, Bob drove for American Freight, FedEx, Texaco and Greyhound. He loved riding motorcycles and spent his whole life taking care of others. If he heard of a need, he did his best to meet it, with his generous heart and generous spirit. His loving family includes the love of his life, Sue Fee; daughter, Shawn (David) Blau; granddaughters, Mackenzie (Billy) Jackson and McKaylee Batman; great-grandsons, Will and Waylon; brother, Bill (Kathy) Hughes; and sisters-in-law, Kathy Hughes and Shirley Hughes. Bob died on May 11, 2022 in Wichita, Kansas. He is preceded in death by his parents; and his brothers, Kenneth Dean Hughes, Michael James Hughes and Patrick Joseph Hughes. Friends may meet with family at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church on Monday, May 16, 2022 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.; the recitation of the rosary will follow at 7:00 p.m. Christian Burial Mass will be held at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church on Tuesday, May 17, 2022 at 10:00 a.m. Interment and military honors will follow immediately at Sunset Lawns Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be directed to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or Shriner International Headquarters. Please sign his guestbook online at www.carlsonkirbymorris.com