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Robert Earl Hughes, age 81, of Northport, Ala., passed away on December 11, 2022 in Tuscaloosa, Ala. Services will be 2:00 p.m. Monday, December 19, 2022, at One Hope Church in Tuscaloosa, Ala., with Rev. Dick Emery officiating. A private family-only entombment service will follow with Magnolia Chapel North directing. Visitation will be 12 noon - 2:00 p.m. Monday, December 19th, at One Hope Church, Tuscaloosa.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Jesse and Ora Bradford Hughes; sisters, Margie Crowder, Dot Wigley, and Gerri Townsend; and brother, Donald Ray Hughes.
Survivors include his wife, Mildred Shigley Hughes; son, LaMar Hughes (Allie); daughters, Camille Mosler (Matt) and Robbie Case (Jake); brothers, Tommy Hughes (Linda) and Sammy Hughes; brother-in-law, Henry Shigley (Shirley); sister-in-law, Sybil Ann Humphries; grandchildren, Destini Reed (Stephen), Travis Mosler (Melody), Tanner Smithson (Natalie), Maddi Mosler, Macy Mills (Cody), Becca Mosler, JJ Case, and Jenna Kate Case; great-grandchildren, Jude Reed, Paxton and Adeline Smithson, Harper and Madden Watkins, Vivi Caroline Mills, and Ellie and Maxwell Mosler.
Bobby Hughes was born on January 31, 1941. He grew up in a little community in Holt known as “Possum Holler.” He graduated valedictorian from Holt High School in 1959. He married his soul mate, Mildred Shigley, in 1961 and they shared a beautiful life together for 61 years.
Bobby thrived in his career with South Central Bell and was employed for 35 years. Even after retirement, he was contracted for several years because of his expertise as an electronics technician.
Bobby was known by many names; Bob, Bobby, Robert Earl, Hughes, even “Julio.” Others call him Dan Dan, one of his granddaddy names.
Bobby was a man of many talents. He enjoyed fishing, golfing, and gardening. Bobby could repair anything with his ingenuity and perseverance. He was an avid reader, and he loved children and all babies. Bobby was often seen walking the halls of One Hope Church bouncing a nursery baby that needed consoling. He was a devoted husband, father, brother, grandfather, and friend.
Bobby loved his church and served in many roles over the years. He will best be remembered as a man who loved others with his acts of service. He never hesitated to help others in need. Sometimes Bobby just showed up to meet a need, even before others were aware of their need. He never sought attention, but always worked diligently behind the scenes. He was highly competitive, and had a unique, quick wit that will be greatly missed by all who love him. Bobby was a faithful follower and servant of his Lord, Jesus Christ. While we miss him dearly, we rejoice that his future hope of heaven has become his present reality.
Pallbearers will be Stephen Reed, Travis Mosler, Tanner Smithson, JJ Case, Tommy Jones, Freddy Williams, Larry Miles, and Jay Henderson.
Honorary pallbearers will be Donita Henderson, Judy Williams, Brenda Miles, Susan Case, Margaret Perdue, Doug Hollyhand, Randy Sexton, Dale Rowland, Brian and Claire Kindred, Jack and Jan McGee, John and Annette Cook, Bill and Mary Dell Chism, former employees of Bell South Telephone Co., members of New Life Sunday School Class, Francie Emery, Bonnie Smithson, Mickey and Carolyn Graves, Jimmy and Camille Meggs, and Malissa Cargile.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to One Hope Academy.