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Kenneth Walker Hughes

kenneth hughesFuneral services for Mr. Kenneth Walker Hughes will be 2:00 PM, Sunday, March 6, 2016, at First United Methodist Church with Rev. David Hesson officiating.  Interment will follow at Cedar Grove Cemetery.  Visitation Saturday 2–5 PM at Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home and Sunday after 1 PM at First United Methodist Church.

Mr. Hughes, age 88 of Lebanon passed away Wednesday, March 2, 2016, at University Medical Center.

Born February 23, 1928, in Wilson County, he is the son of the late Hubie Walker Hughes and Ruby Stone Hughes.  He was an Army veteran having served during World War II.  He was a member of First United Methodist Church, and was a former member of First Baptist Church where he had served as a deacon and sang in the choir.  He co-owned Lebanon Heating & Air, retiring in 1994.  He was very active in LLL and the Lebanon Senior Citizens Center, and also sang in the Bert Coble Singers and the Joy Choir.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Peggy Williams Hughes on April 24, 2011; son, Steven Walker Hughes in 1955; and a sister, Evelyn Townsend.

He is survived by his wife, Patricia Kingsley Lowe Hughes; son, Randall Walker Hughes; daughter and son in law, Harriett and David Thorne; two grandsons, Shane (Lisa) Thorne and Nick (Haley) Thorne; great grandchildren, Travis, Whitney and Vivian Thorne; step son, Greg Sullins; step daughter, Sherry (Kip) Lester; and step grandchildren: Blake Sullins, Bryce & Aaryn Grace Lester.

Honorary pallbearers: Tom & Jeri Galyon, James Parkerson, Don Bennett, T. A. Bryan, members of First Baptist Church, LLL, and Lebanon Senior Citizens Center.

Active pallbearers:  Randall Hughes, David, Nick & Shane Thorne, Greg Sullins, and Bob Townsend.

Memorials may be made to Lebanon Senior Citizens Center or to Lebanon First United Methodist Church.

Messages for the Family

  1. wes dugan says:
    My prayers and thoughts are with the Hughes family right now. I am so sorry for your loss. I appreciate the friendship of the Hughes family.
  2. Jean Smith says:
    Such a kind and gentle man who will be missed by family and friends. Just celebrated his birthday a couple of Sundays ago and he and Pat sat at our table for First UMC’s 50th anniversary. I’m glad I got to hear him sing at that event–he did have a good voice. Wonderful friend.
  3. Teresa Botts says:
    Mr. Ken was a wonderful man! I have very fond memories of he and his sweet wife, Peggy, at First Baptist Church. I loved hearing him sing. Love and prayers to Randall and Harriett and the families!
  4. Laverne Griffin says:
    so very sorry, he was such a nice man
  5. Fred Brockette says:
    Great Christian man who will certainly be missed. My blessing to sing with him in the First Baptist Choir and get to know him over the years.
  6. Amy Williams says:
    110 Eliza Way
    • Amy Williams says:
      I have such fond memories of Mr. Kenneth and Peggy. Growing up in church with them and staying in there home. Harriet and Randall you are in my thoughts and prayers. He will be missed. Love and hugs!
  7. Steve Brown says:
    Mr. Hughes was a genuine gentleman who will be greatly missed. I remember how he could still wear his service uniform to veteran events. He was a longtime family friend.
  8. Rob Spruill says:
    Years ago I had the honor of presenting Kenneth a Lifetime Service Award from the Baptist Mens’ Group at First Baptist. While Kenneth preferred his service to be behind the scenes (like years of solving maintenance challenges on the church building, etc.), he would step into the light when called upon (Chairman of Deacons, President of Baptist Men, etc.). He took the call of Christ to be a servant very seriously (delivering meals on wheels in his latter years was one of many examples). His life was a testimony to the Lord and an inspiration to all.
  9. jackie ferrell says:
    Always had a lot of respect for your family. Seems like yesterday we were màking fuse paper in your bàsement
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