Billy Joe Hughes

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Billy Joe Hughes, aka Bill Hughes, was born September 18, 1936, to Arthur Henry Hughes and Myrtle Marie (Tanner) Hughes, at Poteau, OK.  He passed away at Pittsburg, PA on July 21, 2022.  He was 85 years old.  A private family memorial service will be held at a later date following cremation.

Bill first married Donna Niemeyer from Clarksville, Iowa when they were both very young and they had one daughter, Susan Hughes.  They were married 17 years living mostly in Iowa and Pittsburgh, PA.  Bill later married Sandee Benedict and made a family, together raising her two young children Carl and Kelly from a previous marriage.  They lived in Moon Township a couple of years then Pittsburgh, PA.  They were together 44 years until his death.

Bill was preceded in death by his parents, and three brothers:   Lester Hughes, J.M.  Hughes, and Arlie Hughes.

Bill leaves behind his wife Sandee Hughes, his daughter Susan Hughes and her husband Marshall Goodwin, daughter Kelly Stillerman and husband Charles, son Carl Benedict, and grandchildren Mia, Jimmy, and Mark, his sister Wanda McMillin,  brother Tom Hughes, and many nieces and nephews, cousins, a host of friends and acquaintances and his furry friend GiGi who really misses him.

Bill was a man of many interests:  chess, bow shooting, knife making, & photography to name a few.  He was a talented artist and in his youth painted signs.  He served in the National Guard.   He was a member of the Freemasons Society.  He began his career with the Rock Island and Pacific Railroad in Rock Island, Illinois then moving on to Iowa City, Iowa.  From his railroad career he went on to a career in Steel Companies.  He started out as Quality Control but ended in executive positions for PDM, Mulach, and Fisher Steel, respectively.  He traveled extensively in his steel company career throughout the country and internationally to Japan.  Later in life he became owner of multiple health clubs and even had businesses in the hospitality sector.  He had a hunger for knowledge and was an avid reader and kept up on the latest technology.  Bill was a family man and always put others before himself.

Bill will be sadly missed and fondly remembered.

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