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Robert “Ronnie” Hughes

• Feb 9, 2019 at 2:50 PM

JOHNSON CITY - Robert “Ronnie” Hughes, 70 of Johnson City, passed away on Thursday, February 7, 2019 at the James H. Quillen VA Medical Center.

A native of Johnson City he is the son of the late Carl and Lizzie Hughes. In addition to his parents, he is also preceded in death by a brother, Everett Hughes.

Ronnie graduated from Happy Valley High School before graduating from Steed College with a degree in business. He proudly served his country in the US Navy and worked with Warner-Lambert, retiring in 1994. Ronnie was a member of Fairview Baptist church and enjoyed restoring old cars, camping and sports. Ronnie was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, and brother and will be missed by many.

Those left to cherish Ronnie’s memory include: wife of 45 years, Cathy; sons, Bryan Hughes (Jill) and Curtis Hughes (Carolee); grandchildren, Landry and Laynee Kate Hughes; siblings, Virginia Woods and Betty Leonard; and several nieces and nephews.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to the Veterans Administration Staff.

A Committal service and interment will take place at Washington County Memory Gardens, Johnson City on Monday, February 11, 2019 at 1:00 PM with Pastor Gary Roe officiating and military honors. Those wishing to attend are asked to meet at the cemetery by 12:50 PM. Pallbearers will be Andy Savage, Joey Savage, Ethan Savage, Randy Woods, Matthew Woods, Gary Chapman, Lee Wamsley, and Allen Torbett.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Wounded Warrior Project, www.woundedwarriorproject.org, 855-448-3997, PO Box 758517, Topeka, Kansas 66675-8517 or to the Ronald McDonald House, https://www.rmhsa.org/support-our-cause/, 418 N. State of Franklin Rd., Johnson City, TN 37604, 423-975-5437.

Memories and condolences may be shared at www.mtnempirecbs.com.

Mountain Empire Cremation and Burial Services, 125 E. Jackson Blvd., Ste. 3, Jonesborough, TN 37659, (423) 547-0379, are honored to serve the Hughes family.

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