Hodges-Josberger Funeral Home

577 E. Elkcam Circle, Marco Island, FL


Edward George Hughes

April 5, 1923January 9, 2020

Edward George Hughes went to be with our Lord on January 9th, 2020. Ed was born on April 5, 1923 to Harrison and Dorthy Hughes in Detroit, Michigan. He graduated from Cooley high school and immediately went into the service. Ed, aka Buddy, served in the Air Corps during World War II.

Edward met the love of his life, Betty Anne Day, when he returned from the war. They married, settled in the Grand Rapids, Michigan area, and were blessed with three children, Deborah Day Hughes, Rebecca Anne Hughes Brown, and Edward George Hughes Jr. (Chip). Ed and Betty spent 67 years as man and wife, best friends, and soul mates.

Ed was a very successful business owner in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He was a father, a grandfather, and a great grandfather to a family that was will miss his guidance and sense of humor.

He believed in leading by example. Respect, understanding, faith, and humor were God’s gifts to Ed. Ed was God’s gift to us!


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Edward George Hughes

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Brenda and Shannon Long Lake

January 17, 2020

The cutest memory we’d like to share about Ed was when he was visiting his daughter Becky, who is our neighbor next door. They were all in the yard visiting and Ed decided to take a stroll over to our place to check out the cottage. We brought him inside and then got engaged in conversation. Eventually, we realized his family didn’t know where he walked off to and had been looking for him. We all enjoyed a good laugh and great conversation. He will be missed and the family is in our thoughts.