Raymond Donald Hughes

July 30, 1932September 12, 2020

Raymond Donald "Dink" Hughes, 88, passed away peacefully on Saturday, September 12, 2020.

Dink was born July 30, 1932, in Wilmington to Anna Shipman Hughes and Colie Laverne Hughes. He graduated from Oakhurst High School. Dink proudly served in the U.S. Army from 1953-1955 in Munich, Germany. He was happily married to Nancy Revels Hughes for over 67 years. In 1991, he retired as a manager after a career with the Mecklenburg County ABC Board.

Dink was a loving and proud father, husband, and friend. His strength and liveliness were inspiring to all that knew him. He adored his family and loved spending time with his loved ones whenever he could.

Dink was adventurous and always sought new opportunities. He and Nancy traveled often, from Europe to Hawaii to the Caribbean. He was a spiritual man and involved in many church activities. Dink and Nancy were members of Weddington United Methodist Church and were actively involved in the Kings and Queens ministry group, prior to Nancy's recent passing in April. Prior to that, Dink was a Charter Member of St. John's United Methodist Church in Charlotte, where he and Nancy were long time active members as well.

Dink's life will forever be cherished in the lives of his sons, Raymond "Randy" Hughes Jr. (Deborah), and Jason Hughes (Laura); his grandchildren, Heather Hughes, Lindsey Hughes Wally (Brent), Emily Hughes, and Jessica Hughes; his great-grandchildren, Austin Wally and Jax Wally; and his sisters, Coleen Hughes Chapell and Betty Hughes Moffitt (J.D.). He is preceded in death by his brother, Colie "Pete" Hughes, and his sister, Catherine Deloris Hughes Carter.

A private service is scheduled for Tuesday, September 15, 2020. The family would like to thank the wonderful staff of Hospice of Charlotte for their loving care to Dink.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Hospice of Charlotte or Weddington United Methodist Church. Condolences for the family may be left at


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September 16, 2020

Randy and Jason. I was so sorry to hear about Dink. I can't imagine the pain you are going threw losing both Nancy and your Dad so close together. We think of you all often and pray God will wrap you in his loving arms and give you peace. Love to all the Family God Bless. Hilda . Mark and Petie

Lisa Stricklin

September 15, 2020

My heart is broken in a million pieces.... I am so sorry!!! I’ve waited on Nancy and Dink for years at Jonathan’s in Matthews... I’ve only seen Dink once since Nancy’s passing.. I called to check on them and that’s when I even found out about her passing... they were a delightful couple and they dressed to a tee at all times!! They have and will be truly missed.. I’m sorry for their loss and my heart goes out to their family..

Barbara Hinson

September 14, 2020

Dear Jason and family, so sorry to hear of your dads passing ! I know he was a good man by all comments from my late Dad! My prayers go out to you and your family.
Sincerely, Barb Hinson


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