Dwight William Hughey © Enid News and Eagle 07-16-2011 Submitted by: Jo Aguirre
CHEROKEE — Celebration of life service for Dwight William "Bill" Hughey, 96, will be 10 a.m. Monday, July 18, 2011, at First Christian Church in Cherokee, with Dr. Ron Hansen officiating. Burial will follow at Cherokee Municipal Cemetery with arrangements by Lanman Funeral Home Inc., Cherokee. Viewing with family present will be 2-5 p.m. Sunday. www.lanmanmemorials.com.
Dwight William "Bill" Hughey passed away on July 13, 2011, surrounded by his loving family. Bill was born on June 12, 1915, in Ingersoll to Duff and Pearl George Hughey. He grew up on a nearby farm and was a lifelong resident of Alfalfa County.
Bill graduated from Cherokee High School in 1934. He was a longtime member and deacon emeritus of the First Christian Church of Cherokee. He also served on the board of trustees.
On October 19, 1940, he married Rena Rodgers, also of Cherokee. To this union was born his beloved daughter, Coleen Sue.
During World War II, Bill served as a staff sergeant in the Army Air Corps, stationed in several locations including Puerto Rico. During his civilian career, he owned a Mobil Service Station and later was a Mobil Oil consignee and owned an LPG supply company, as well as working for Wilber Fertilizer Company. He also served as Alfalfa County commissioner. He was a Mason for more than 60 years.
After the death of his cherished Rena, he was favored to find a second love and married Adah Pauline Ashmore on March 19, 1995.
Bill was a kind and true gentleman, loved by all. He was everyone's favorite uncle. In turn, he treasured his family and friends. He loved Alfalfa County and enjoyed following Oklahoma State University Cowboy athletics. As their beloved "D-dad," he was able to attend his grandson's wedding in Jamaica in 2007 and his granddaughter's wedding reception in early June 2011. He celebrated his 96th birthday on June 12th of this year.
Bill was preceded in death by his parents; his wives; and his three brothers, Dale, George and Jim Hughey.
He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Coleen and Charlie Alward, Oklahoma City; granddaughter, Erin DeSpain and husband, Jeff, Oklahoma City; grandson, Trey Alward and wife, Suzanne, Sapulpa; stepdaughter, Barbara Wessels and husband, Don, Cherokee; stepgrandchildren, Jerry Wessels and wife, Shandee, Ladonna Wessels and Laura Wade and husband, Wynn, all of Cherokee. He is also survived by countless loving nieces and nephews and other family and friends.
Memorials may be given to the church through the funeral home.
(Submitted by family)
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