Bobby D. Hughes

June 30, 1938April 11, 2014

Bobby Donald Hughes Surrounded with love by his wife, children & grandchildren; Bobby Donald Hughes went to be with his Lord and Savior on April 11, 2014 due to complications from a short bout with Leukemia. Bobby was born in Lufkin, TX 75 years ago on June 30, 1938 to Roy E & C Ruth (Short) Hughes. He retired as a manager from Texas New Mexico Pipeline in 1994 with 28 years of service. He enjoyed spending time with family and friends on the golf course, game night or at his place in Rockport, TX where he loved to fish with everyone who wanted to go with him. It has been a special place for many years for his family to gather. Bobby was an active member of First Baptist Church where he served as a deacon (Twice as Chairman) and also on committee’s too numerous to list. He served on many boards that affect persons with special needs because of his love for his son with special needs. He along with wife Yvonne were teaching 4th grade Sunday School up until his illness was diagnosed. He rejoiced as each of his kids (as he affectionately referred to them) would ask Jesus in to their hearts and let Him be boss of their lives. Bobby’s heart was so full of love that he was blessed with the love of two wives. He is proceeded in death by his wife of 45 years Sheirran Francis Norton whom he married June 9, 1962 in Temple, TX and survived by his wife of 5 years Yvonne Eleanor Wagster Black whom he marries December 6, 2008 in Midland, TX He leaves a legacy that will continue for generations to come. He leaves behind many that will reunite with him again in Heaven including daughter, Melisa (Lisa) & her husband Marcus Roberson; son Roddy & his wife Brookie (Lee) Hughes and son David Hughes. His actions far outweighed his words and he was the real deal when it came to actions. When his first wife Sheirran’s mother was killed leaving 3 minor children, he never hesitated once in taking them in and raising them, always referring to them as his children. So he also leaves behind, Michael & Linda Norton, Monette & Kenneth Harbert and Bobby Sherman. He gained more children upon his marriage to Yvonne to include Steve and Cheryl Black, Robin and Tom Bolander and Ronnie and Sharlene Black. There were a few that were blessed enough to call him Papaw. They include John & Jordan Roberson, Jennifer Roberson, Brandy Hughes, Justin Hughes, Taylor Harbert, Nolan Harbert, Carrie & Tony Lawerence, Lindsey Norton, Sarah Black, Amber Miller, Matt Miller & Tyler Black & his great-grandchildren Brooklee Sheir Hughes, Addison Kate Norton & Madyson Hope Crowe. He also leaves behind two sisters & their husbands, Barbara & James Brasuell, and Sharon & Glenn Tomblin and friends of 46 years Douglas and Jerri Hall many nieces and nephews whom all loved him dearly. Visitation will be held at 5:30 to 7:30 Monday April 14, 2014 at Ellis Funeral Home. The Celebration of his life service will be held at 12:00 pm on Tuesday April 15, 2014 at First Baptist Church, Midland, TX In lieu of flowers the family request donations to be directed to First Baptist Missions or Benevolence Fund, MARC or Special Olympics – Midland or San Angelo


  • Visitation Monday, April 14, 2014
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, April 15, 2014

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Rosemarie Cowan

April 16, 2014

Danny and family, your friends from Ballinger send their love to you and your family, so sorry to read about your dad,
We will always remember the best times we had with your parents and you when we were doing Special Olympics programs. God Bless Rosemarie and Shannon Cowan

Bill & Carolyn Gilliland

April 15, 2014

May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Rodney & Laurie Sargent

April 15, 2014

Lisa and Family,
Our hearts were so sad to hear of your dad's passing. He was one of the most loving, caring, and humble men I have ever know and he had such an influence on my life. He is already so greatly missed. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. We'll be there to celebrate his life with you tomorrow.
All our love,

April 14, 2014

Lisa and Family my condolences and prayers go out to you all.
Michele (former owner Animal Clips)

Larry and Diane Mizell

April 14, 2014

Sharon - Larry and Diane
Just read this in the Lufkin Daily. What a great man Bobby was. Diane and I cherish all the great tiemes we had with you'll. Time may have separated us for a short while but one day we'll all be there together again.
Know we are praying for you and all the children.
Larry and Diane, Franklin, TN

Joe & LaLee Igo

April 14, 2014

Yvonne and family, We shall always remember this special man, his smile, his humor, his sincerity, his faith, his friendship. He was a blessing to us! Our love and prayers are with you.
Joe & LaLee Igo

Pat & Sam Kern

April 14, 2014

Sam and I are praying God will comfort your sorrow, give you courage for each day and mostly for His peace to fill your hearts. Remember you can never lose your wonderful memories. Our heartfelt sympathy go out to you all.
Love, Sam & Pat

Jim & Charlotte Stuber

April 13, 2014

In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.

Rhonda Short

April 13, 2014

Lisa, Roddy & David
Sharon & Sissy
I am so sorry for the passing of Bobby Donald.
May God Comfort each of you in his own way; to make the days ahead be easier to cope with.. I always loved it when y'all came to visit when we were young !
I love you all & I loved Bobby Donald too !
I'm sure he's going to be greatly missed by many !
My Prayers Are With You,
Sincerely, Rhonda Short