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O. D. Huges Obituary


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“I met O.D. several years ago on one of the Cal-Tex rides. He struck me as a very unusual and compassionate man. He always had a kind word for...Read More »
1 of 78 | Posted by: Chuck Feuling - Lake Havasu, AZ

“kyle and family- I just heard today or I would have been there. I'm so sorry for your loss. I adored o.d. and loved seeing him and visiting w/him. My...Read More »
2 of 78 | Posted by: jodi parrish - TX

“Hughes Family, So sorry for your loss.I met O.D. thru someone I was dating when living in Longview in the early 70's.I remember him as being so...Read More »
3 of 78 | Posted by: Sandra Spencer - Arlington, TX

“We are praying for you in your time of loss. Mr. Hughes was a great man. ”
4 of 78 | Posted by: Jeff & Garry Wimberly - Canton, TX

“What a legacy OD left behind! It has always been a pleasure and an honor be associated with the Hughes family. Our prayers are with all of you. ”
5 of 78 | Posted by: Tim Winn - Kosse, TX

“I'm thankful for O.D. and his family. He made quite an impression on my son, Tim's life. I'm sorry that we missed the visitation and funeral.I didn't...Read More »
6 of 78 | Posted by: Phyllis Winn - TX

“Glynn, my heart goes out to you and your family for losing a loved one. May God soothe your family's sadness quickly. ”
7 of 78 | Posted by: Eddie Lile - Watauga, TX

“I am sorry for yalls great loss, OD was a great man with a huge heart. With Love,Brittany Kelley ”
8 of 78 | Posted by: Brittany Kelley - Longview, TX

“Glenn & Mark: Really saddened to read that Mr. O.D. had passed. I fondly remember him helping to coach Little League back in the day. Our prayers...Read More »
9 of 78 | Posted by: Butch & Betsy Lanclos - TX

“Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time. ”
10 of 78 | Posted by: Mike and Lisa Brown, Ashley and Allison - TX

“Dear Glynn and family, I was so sorry to read about the passing of your father. He certainly was a fine man who enjoyed life to its fullest. You...Read More »
11 of 78 | Posted by: Sharon Douglass Noblit - Longview, TX

“Dear Ashley, I was so sad for you when I read your grandfather's obituary. I know you will miss him. But I also know how very proud of you he was...Read More »
12 of 78 | Posted by: Lucy Harrison - Longview, TX

“I am sorry for your loss. The Hughes Family and H&W Marine/H&W Honda have always been good to area Texas Game Wardens...our needs to repair state...Read More »
13 of 78 | Posted by: Larry Hand - Tyler, TX

“There is a wonderful verse that brought me strength during these times of need & it is as follows: Those we love don't go away,They walk beside us...Read More »
14 of 78 | Posted by: Jackie (Boyd) Leszcynski - PA

“Thinking of you and your family and finding kind thoughts in knowing that two old friends have now been united - God Bless... from the daughter of...Read More »
15 of 78 | Posted by: Cindi Hampton Norton - Texarkana, TX

“We are so sorry for your loss.  Our thoughts and prayers are with the family during this time. ”
16 of 78 | Posted by: Kenny Sims Electric - Longview, TX

“I am so sorry for your loss. May you feel God’s comfort and strength as you struggle through this difficult time. Please know that my...Read More »
17 of 78 | Posted by: Cindy Ross, Offenhauser Ins. - TX

“Thanks for the memories OD. We enjoyed all of our visits with you including the mc rides. You always had wheels for us when we managed to get out...Read More »
18 of 78 | Posted by: Bob & Sandi DeLoach - Aitkin, MN

“On behalf of all of us at HeartsWay Hospice, I went to express our condolences to the family of this great man. ”
19 of 78 | Posted by: Larry Tyler - Longview, TX

“We are so sorry for your loss. O.D. is with the Lord now walking tall. Mrs. Hughes, our thougts and prayers are with you and your family ”
20 of 78 | Posted by: Rusty & Mic Cotten - Longview, TX

“O.D. was truly ONE OF A KIND! He will be greatly missed. ”
21 of 78 | Posted by: Charlie Cocroft - Palestine, TX

“To live life with passion, joy and laughter--to be respected and loved--to want the best of your children and what is best for them. To face...Read More »
22 of 78 | Posted by: Suzanne & Jimmy Bardwell - TX

“WE ARE SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS. O D WAS SUCH A GOOD FRIEND. OUR PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU. JIMMY AND TAMMY KIRKLAND ”
23 of 78 | Posted by: JIMMY & TAMMY KIRKLAND - KILGORE, TX

“LaRea, Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this most difficult time.God Bless. ”
24 of 78 | Posted by: Earline & Jack Owens - Longview, TX

“we are so sorry for your loss but know that he is now walking without a cane and is also without any pain....i am just thankful for the time we were...Read More »
25 of 78 | Posted by: ron & melody toppins - TX

“Glynn, Mark, Cheryl, Kyle, LaRae,I was so sad to hear about OD, he fought a good fight. You are blessed with the wonderful memories. You will...Read More »
26 of 78 | Posted by: Debbie Horridge - Cedar Park, TX

“LaRea, Glynn, Kyle and Mark. I've spent the last hour reading all the beatiful words of the many people whose lives your husband and father touched...Read More »
27 of 78 | Posted by: Bob Jackson/American Financial - TX

“Please accept our condolences for your loss. We will miss OD, and we will keep your family in our prayers. ”
28 of 78 | Posted by: Dallas and Marie Devore - TX

“Dear Glynn and family:We were so sorry to hear about O.D. I always got a kick out of talking to him. He made me laugh! I know he is cracking jokes...Read More »
29 of 78 | Posted by: Lynan Day - Longview, TX

“Dear Hughes family, As you know, O.D. was a friend of mine since I came to Pine Tree in 1964. In 1969. 'holley' and I started our married life with O...Read More »
30 of 78 | Posted by: Pat and 'holley' Noon - Longview, TX

“Mrs. Hughes, Glynn, Mark, Cheryl, Kyle, and Family: Simply put...he was such a precious man and it was truly an honor to know him. What a legacy he...Read More »
31 of 78 | Posted by: Sheri Hatfield - Houston, TX

“It was always a pleasure to do business with OD. He will be greatly missed by many. ”
32 of 78 | Posted by: Mark Fort - Longview, TX

“Carole and I will truly miss OD. We have lost a very dear friend and Masonic brother. ”
33 of 78 | Posted by: Eugene & Carole Demuth - TX

“LaRae, Kyle, and Family Members,So sorry to hear of O.D.'s passing.He was a wonderful friend to me and Toby at the time of Jay's death and all...Read More »
34 of 78 | Posted by: Gail Phillips - Longview, TX

“We have been caltex riders for many years, and OD was a big part of the summer rides. He was always a pleasure to be around. We will miss him. ”
35 of 78 | Posted by: Lloyd and Juanita Stewart - CA

“Kyle and family,I have known OD for many years and he was always a pleasure to be around. I'm sure he'll be riding with the best of them in Heaven!...Read More »
36 of 78 | Posted by: SANDY MARTIN - LONGVIEW, TX

“What can you say about O.D? Bigger than life, in statue and demeanor. Honest to the core. He saved a friend of mine from an "errent bid" at the Cal...Read More »
37 of 78 | Posted by: Nick P. Einecke - Galveston, TX

“O.D. we will miss you. I wish we would have had the time to set down and talk about our family. ”
38 of 78 | Posted by: Ernie Hughes - Canton, TX

“We will miss you O.D. We are still driving the 05' wing you sold us and we still get compliments on it everytime we ride. Thanks for being such a...Read More »
39 of 78 | Posted by: Russ and Pat Franklin - Beaumont, TX

“OD is My Friend... first as Dad to my classmate; Glynn, second as Just my friend; third as my boss,and now I have another friend in Heaven. LaRea,...Read More »
40 of 78 | Posted by: Margene Atkinson Ferguson - TX

“LaRea, Glynn, Mark, Cheryl, Kyle and family. I was so very sad to hear of OD's passing. From the moment I met OD (as far back as grade school), he...Read More »
41 of 78 | Posted by: Becky Williams Holman - TX

“May the love and memories you will carry in your heart give you strength to walk through this time of sorrow."The Lord is close to the brokenhearted....Read More »
42 of 78 | Posted by: IdaSue Baumgardner Aycock - TX

“The boys and I are so sorry for your loss. O.D. had so many friends, he will be missed. I hope your happy memories soon overtake the sadness. God...Read More »
43 of 78 | Posted by: Jill and Mike Craig - Longview, TX

“H&W Honda won't be the same without OD's sweet,smiling face. He was a great saleman too, because 2 years ago we came in for a can of Honda cleaner...Read More »
44 of 78 | Posted by: Ron and Cathy Lawson - Winnsboro, TX

“Our thoughts and prayers are with you. ”
45 of 78 | Posted by: Vickie Hutte Watts - Longview, TX

“Glynn, Linda and Hughes family:Patsy and I are thinking of you all and remembering O.D. fondly. Glynn, I remember your Mom and Dad always there...Read More »
46 of 78 | Posted by: Ronnie Morrison - Henderson, TX

“Glynn, I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your Dad. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Cherish all of the...Read More »
47 of 78 | Posted by: Paulette Rogers - Longview, TX

“A true friend to motorcyclists, peace officers, and I'm quite sure many other groups of people - OD was kind person with a huge heart. May God bless...Read More »
48 of 78 | Posted by: Bill Rakowitz - Ganado, TX

“We will always remember how our lives were touched by O.D. thanks for everything our prayers are with the Hughes family ”
49 of 78 | Posted by: Chuck Moody - hallsville, TX

“Another shinning star is lighting our path. Thoughts and prayers are with the family. ”
50 of 78 | Posted by: Linda Racine - Lake Havasu City, AZ

“Memory is a special place in our hearts where we can find comfort in the treasured thoughts of those we hold dear.May it help to know that others...Read More »
51 of 78 | Posted by: Colmain & Penny Parrish - Boise, ID

“LaRea, Mark, Glenn, Kyle,Cheryl and Hughes familyFrom the first encounter I had with OD back in the early 80s as the Honda Zone Manager I knew OD was...Read More »
52 of 78 | Posted by: Charlie Keller - Lake Forest, CA

“LaRea, Mark, Glenn, Kyle,Cheryl and Hughes familyFrom the first encounter I had with OD back in the early 80s as the Honda Zone Manager I knew OD was...Read More »
53 of 78 | Posted by: Charlie Keller - Lake Forest, CA

“Our thoughts and prayers are with the family. ”
54 of 78 | Posted by: Richard & Susan Benton - TX

“O.D. was a people person. He sold us our first Goldwing in 1989. He would take time out of his busy day to visit with you when you came to the shop,...Read More »
55 of 78 | Posted by: Wayne/Debbie Wallace - Buda, TX

“My husband and I first meet O.D. during our very first Cal-Tex motorcycle ride in 1989. O.D. is a very kind and sweet man who will be deeply missed...Read More »
56 of 78 | Posted by: Ken and Michelle Hobbs - Beaumont, TX

“O D was a rare gentleman. He was always quick with a friendly greeting, and remembered my name many years after our first introduction . He will be...Read More »
57 of 78 | Posted by: Marcene Arceneaux - Ore City, TX

“OD was a wonderful and caring man who touched many lives. We loved him and will miss him very much. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.Love...Read More »
58 of 78 | Posted by: Kim Hughes - Houston, TX

“Glen, Kyle and Family,O.D. was a good friend of my family. He would call the house and tell my dad that my two brothers were in trouble and he needed...Read More »
59 of 78 | Posted by: Andy Williams - Longview, TX

“I will always remember OD's kind & gentle spirit. Despite all his worldly success, he was so humble & one of my most grateful patients. My life has...Read More »
60 of 78 | Posted by: Shayne Skarda - Longview, TX

“LaRea and family.. there will never be another O.D. Hughes. He was such a unique person, always caring of others. From working with him, to him just...Read More »
61 of 78 | Posted by: Kathy ( McIntosh ) Bailey - TX

“My wife Toni and I are CalTex members from Caifornia. We first met OD several years ago on a CalTex ride and were impressed by his generousitywith...Read More »
62 of 78 | Posted by: Carroll Blackstock - Los Gatos, CA

“LaRae, Glynn, Mark, Kyle, and all the Hughes family, I send my deepest heartfelt condolences at this time of sorrow and grief. I loved working for H...Read More »
63 of 78 | Posted by: Nathan Merritt - Huntington, TX

“LaRea, Many years ago O.D. sold me one of my first Harleys and what a deal he made me...he said he didn't want a Harley in his Honda shop. Know my...Read More »
64 of 78 | Posted by: Ridgey (Slaughter) Watson - TX

“Our friendship with O.D. was unique in that our paths crossed but once a year. He will be remembered for his kindness and generosity. We will miss...Read More »
65 of 78 | Posted by: Paul & Terrie Moyer - Truckee, CA

“Our thoughts and prayers are with the family at this time. OD was a true gentleman and a friend to all. He was a delight to be around and he will be...Read More »
66 of 78 | Posted by: Joe & Marilyn Baker - TX

“Glynn, I am so sorry for your families loss. My parents knew your dad well,and talked often of him. My Parents are gone ,and you have been blessed to...Read More »
67 of 78 | Posted by: Kathy Wilburn - Denton, TX

“We are so sorry for your loss.He hired Jim in high school to work at his Mobil Station at Pine Tree. He is in our memories.Jim and vicki Farar ”
68 of 78 | Posted by: Jim & Vicki Farar - Longview, TX

“We met OD in 1988, while riding with Cal/Tex. He always had a smile and a good word to give to all. I was always looking forward to seeing what he...Read More »
69 of 78 | Posted by: Richard @ Trudy Gauntlett - WA

“LaRea, Glynn, Mark, Cheryl and Kyle...I'm so sorry for your sadness, but so grateful for what O.D. was to each one of you - and each one of us! ...Read More »
70 of 78 | Posted by: Martha McKinney Ylitalo - TX

“OD was a very special person, one you just plain liked .His warm smile will be much missed at Caltex.My thoughts and prayers are with the family.He...Read More »
71 of 78 | Posted by: Brian leah - VICTORIA

“Well another Hughes has gone to be with the Lord and one day there will be many more and we can do the visiting we did not get to do here. It is a...Read More »
72 of 78 | Posted by: Julienne Hughes - Center, TX

“We met OD through Caltex and there was rarely a summer when we did not get to see him. I always delighted in his smile, hugs and friendship. He...Read More »
73 of 78 | Posted by: bonnie mccracken and Mickey Metcalfe - CA

“The pleasant memories that you have have will see you through the days to to come. ”
74 of 78 | Posted by: W.A.and Mary Sue Rogers - TX

“The pleasant memories that you have have will see you through the days to to come. ”
75 of 78 | Posted by: W.A.and Mary Sue Rogers - TX

“My thoughts and prayers are with all the family during this difficult time and may Lord bless you all. ”
76 of 78 | Posted by: Irv Garrison - Longview, TX

“My deepest symathies. I've have so many good memories of O.D. as a child. God Bless all of you. Your all in my prayers. ”
77 of 78 | Posted by: Norma Hutte Podshadley - TX

“LaRea and family, Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.Doug and Cleta ”
78 of 78 | Posted by: Cleta Childers, Doug Hageman - TX


OD Hughes, 78, of Longview, died peacefully at his home surrounded by his loving family on Saturday, June 27, after a courageous battle with cancer. He was born October 12, 1930 in the Short Community of Shelby County to Druie and Myrtie Monroe Hughes. OD served in the US Army, followed by a 12 year service as Gregg County Constable while having a successful entrepreneurial career. OD and his wife of 55 years, LaRea Hughes, touched many people through their lives and businesses. OD left a legacy of real estate ventures, the thriving H&W Honda Yamaha and Marine stores, and an example of a life lived to the fullest to his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. OD was an active member in the Gold Wing Road Riders Association and Caltex, a charter member of the Masonic lodge No. 1396, a Mason Worshipful Master, and a member of the Shriners.Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Tuesday, June 30 at Rader Funeral Home in Longview. Funeral services will be held at 12:00 pm, Wednesday, July 1 at Mobberly Baptist Church in Longview, with Rev. Robert Morris and Pastor Glynn Stone officiating. Interment will follow at Rosewood Cemetery in Longview.OD is survived by:Wife, LaRea Hughes of LongviewChildren:Glynn Hughes & wife, LindaMark Hughes & wife, DianneCheryl HughesKyle Hughes & wife, LisaGrandchildren:Collin Hughes & wife, TracyStephanie Lowe & husband, DustinSommer Wadle & husband, JohnBecky Davis & husband, MichaelAshley HughesBrittany BoydBuddy Hughes & wife, JessicaCameron BridgesMatt HughesTaylor FlechtnerJordan HughesCole HughesJansen HughesZach Hughesand 4 great grandchildren with twins on the waySisters in Law: June Hughes, Janice Hughes, Edra Hughes, Robert & Betty Risinger, Lamar & Ruth Smith, Tommy & Juanita SmithOD also leaves a host of extended family and friends.Preceded in death by:Parents:Druie Hughes & Myrtie Monroe HughesBrothers:Weldon HughesGrady HughesBilly Ray Hughes & his wife, MelbaOB Hughes, his twin brotherDonald Hughes & his wife, Paulette

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