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Richard Edward 'Dick' Hughes

Richard Edward “Dick” Hughes, 82, a lifelong resident of Connersville passed away Monday afternoon, September 9, 2019, at Majestic Care, Connersville where he had been a resident.

One of ten children of Glenn and Christine Tanksley Hughes, Dick was born in Connersville on March 7, 1937.

On September 3, 1960, Dick married the former Fran K. Wyatt of Metamora. Mrs. Hughes passed away on June 19, 1994.

Dick served his country in the Indiana National Guard. For over 30 years, he was employed as an over the road truck driver for several trucking companies including Belden Industries, Daum Trucking, IRC&D, Huber Trucking, and Alvan Motor Freight. Dick was a member of the Teamsters Union and retired from truck driving in 1995.

He was a faithful member of Western Avenue Baptist Church and in his leisure time enjoyed spending time outdoors with nature.

Survivors include a daughter, Sherry Kay (Robert R.) Runtz of Bath, Indiana; four grandchildren, Diana (Daniel) Wiesner of Harrison, Ohio, Alex Jackson (fiancé, Curry) of Herrin, Illinois, Derick (Jessica) Runtz of Greensboro, North Carolina, and Holly Runtz of Bath, Indiana; three great-grandchildren, Eli Wiesner, Carter Wiesner, and Emelia Wiesner, all of Harrison, Ohio; four siblings, Carolyn (Joe) Steele, Arthur (Carol) Hughes, Joe (Nancy) Hughes, and Dale (Lorraine) Hughes, all of Connersville; a sister-in-law, Nancy Ellen Hughes of Connersville; several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Besides his wife of 33 years, Fran K. Hughes, Dick was preceded in death by his parents; five siblings, Lavaughna Kays, David Hughes, Marian Cornn, Hedgemond Hughes, Howard Hughes; and a nephew, Scott Hughes.

Family and friends may call from 11:00 a.m. until the time of service at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 12, 2019, at Miller, Moster, Robbins Funeral Home. Pastor Jeremiah Burdon will officiate.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society and online condolences may be made anytime at millermosterrobbins.com.