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Bobby Frank Hughes

Mr. Bobby Frank Hughes, age 90, passed away Thursday, August 10, 2023, at New Braunfels, Texas. He was born June 29, 1933, in Mena, Arkansas, to Belulah Hughes and William A. Hughes.

Bobby was a devoted husband and father, who was also a trusted support for his community, friends and family. He served in the Army, Airforce and Army Reserves. He lived in Houston, Texas, where he was a skilled machinist for Texaco. He enjoyed a lovely social life in the mid-century suburbs, where he built treehouses, go-karts and motorbikes for his thankful son.

Mr. Hughes is survived by his wife, Joyce M. Hughes; son, William B. Hughes; granddaughter, Elizabeth J. Hughes; sisters, Gail Ora Engh, Gwen Dola Williams; nieces, Sherry Williams Hula, Natalie Williams Griffin; nephews, Greg Mitchell, and Jeff Mitchell.

He is preceded in death by his brother, Raymond Hughes, and by his sisters, Helen Bettencourt and Kate Wear.

Graveside services for Mr. Hughes will be held Saturday, August 19, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. at the Pinecrest Memorial Park in Mena, Arkansas. Brother Brian Richardson will be officiating, under the direction of Beasley-Wood Funeral Home.

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