Funeral services for Billy Lee Hughes, 79, of Golden, were held on May 3, 2023, at Wilson-Bartley Funeral Home, Alba. Bro. Grady Dollar officiated. Interment followed in Golden City Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers were David Butler, Danny Butler, Tim Butler, Kevin Hughes, Cory Hughes and Todd Short.
Mr. Hughes died on April 30, 2023, at his residence in Golden. He was born on July 16, 1943, in Golden, to Ernest Lee and Frances Amanda McQueen Hughes. He was a lifelong resident of Golden. He married Jo Ann Nahrstedt in Golden on August 19, 1981. He worked for Union Pacific Railroad as a brakeman/conductor and retired after 43 years of service. His true joy was raising watermelons and spending time with family and friends.
Mr. Hughes is survived by his son, Ernest Hughes and wife Shubo of Lindale; daughter, Jennifer Wigington and husband Shayne of Mineola; brothers, Mike Hughes and wife Joanna of Golden, and Sam Hughes and wife Madelyn of Mineola; sister-in-law, Margie Hughes of Golden; grandchildren, Morgan Kauble and husband Hayden of Van, Reagan Wigington of Dallas, and Jackson Hughes of Lindale; great-grandson, Tate Kauble; and numerous nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife of 37 years; brother, Bob Hughes; and sisters, Francine Butler and Anna Joyce Owens.