Charles Paul Hughes



Charles Paul Hughes, 83, of Center, passed away Sunday, July 14, 2019, in Nacogdoches.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Friday, July 19, 2019, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center.  Funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, July 20, 2019, at Watson & Sons Chapel with Bro. Don Moore and Bro. Hayden Wilkes officiating.  Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Center.

Mr. Hughes was born April 29, 1936, in Center, to Paul Hughes and Addie B. Ford Hughes.  He retired as an accountant.  He loved geocaching, listening to gospel music, attending concerts, and spending time with his grandchildren, great grandchildren, and his church.  He was a member of Providence Missionary Baptist Church in Center, where he served as a deacon for fifty years.

He is survived by his wife, Ruby Hughes of Center; children, Mitchell Hughes and wife Deidra of Center, Charles Leslie Hughes and wife Susan of Nacogdoches, and Paul Dane Hughes of Nacogdoches; grandchildren, Angela Campbell and husband Guy, Ginny Bailey and husband Dustin, Aron Hughes and wife Jessi, Dustin Hughes and wife Sara, Austin Hughes, Thomas Hughes and wife Emma, and Grace Hughes; great grandchildren, Adelyn Campbell, Jack Campbell, Emmy Campbell, Trevor Bailey, Taygan Bailey, Hanson Hughes, Charlsie Hughes, Joanna Hughes, Henry Hughes, Phoebe Hughes, and Lydia Hughes; sister, Sally Stewart and husband David of Grants, New Mexico.

Preceded in death by parents, Paul Hughes and Addie B. Ford Hughes and daughter-in-law, Janet Hughes.

Pallbearers will be Aron Hughes, Dustin Hughes, Austin Hughes, Thomas Hughes, Dustin Bailey, and Guy Campbell. Honorary pallbearers will be the Deacons of Providence Missionary Baptist Church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Providence Missionary Baptist Church Missionary Fund, PO Box 751, Center, Texas 75935.

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