Dale L Hughes
9 September, 1939 – 16 May, 2020
Dale L Hughes was born September 9, 1939 to the union of Leroy Hughes and Ruth Agee in Dalton, Missouri. Dale attended Vocational High School in Dalton, Missouri. He later served in the United States Army and received an honorable discharge in 1957. Dale moved to Cleveland, Ohio in 1959 where he later met and married Helen Winifred Jackson. To this union one daughter was born, Gayle Laverne. On October 23, 1985, Dale was united in Holy Matrimony to Ruthie Hampton, whom he lovingly called “Cakes”. To this union one son was born, Kindall Ramone. Dale was employed by the Cleveland Metropolitan Housing Authority (CMHA) until he retired in 1991. He was considered to be a great plasterer tradesman. He worked all over the city of Cleveland and surrounding suburbs on plastering jobs. While in the nursing home Dale looked forward to his monthly visits from his sister in law Liz "Jay" to come cut his hair, he always greeted her with a big smile. Dale leaves to cherish his precious memory: A loving and dedicated Wife Ruthie Hughes, Daughter Gayle Anderson (Sam), Son Kindall Hampton (Alice), Special Step-daughter Tammie Hampton, Jimmie Hampton (Kennita), Jeffrey Hampton (Traevon). Brothers Charles Hughes, Roy Lee and Gale Eugene preceded him in death. Sisters Wilma Sue Hughes, Donna Smith (William), Sister In Law Lorraine Hughes, Grandchildren Cacci Young and Cortez Anderson, Step Grandchildren Chantel, Tyler “His Special Guy Ty”, Nadia, Jimmie, Jimaree, Brooklyn, Great Grandchildren Shandi, Jordan and Brooklyn, a host of nieces and nephews and other family members and friends. Dale you were a great and compassionate man who cared about people. I am all that I am today, because God and you loved me. The race was long, and you fought a good fight, but the Lord knows what best and called you for your rest. Sleep on Dale and I’ll see you in the sweet by and by. Love Your Wife, Cakes
Wednesday, 20 May , 2020
Dale L Hughes
June 10, 2020
DH exemplified the true meaning of what manhood is really about for me. By having a strong commitment to being the best in whatever he put his mind to. From being a father to a masterful craftsman he earned the love and respect from his family, friends and colleagues.
DH’s contribution to the blueprint that I have followed in becoming a man has been invaluable even to this day and for that I will be forever grateful to him.
In closing, I just like to share a (funny) memory ...One Xmas morning my sister, brothers and I were opening gifts ... And DH had purchased two toy ray guns for my younger brother and me. I was excited and perplexed at the same time even my mom was a little confused....so she asked DH “Why did he buy a 14 year old boy a toy ray gun? ( I’m laughing now as I recall DH’s reaction to her question) “ FOURTEEN! I thought he was TEN!”
May 24, 2020
I don’t believe there has ever been a day when visiting him and his very beautiful wife, Ruthie, he didn’t smile.
I am Praying that the the good lord will be with his wife, children and extended family durning this very difficult time for them.
He would surely be, 4 ever and ever missed