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Billy E. Hughes, 83, of Evansville, Ind., passed away June 9, 2017, at Deaconess Gateway Hospital in Newburgh, IN of an illness. He was born in 1934 to Russell and Mary Madeline (Polins) Hughes in Bridgeport, IL. After graduating from Bridgeport High School, Bill began working for the railroad.
While working for B&O, Bill joined the Masonic Temple. He was a longstanding Shriner and member of The Hadi Temple in Evansville, IN. After 44 years, Bill retired from CSX as a train dispatcher and moved to Evansville. Once retired, he continued competitive bowling and became an avid golfer. He was an active member of the Hadi Golf League and completed a 19 year second career working at Wesselman's Par 3 Golf Course.
Billy was preceded in death by his wife, Norma L. (Kettery) Hughes. He is survived by his children: daughters, Holly Pate (Scott), Mary Hammons, stepdaughter, Karla Orender, and stepson, Dennis Abbott; ten grandchildren and fifteen great-grandchildren.
Services will be held at 11 a.m., Tuesday, June 20, 2017 at Titzer Family Funeral Homes, Simpson Chapel, 510 W. Jennings St. Newburgh, IN (812)853-8314. Visitation will be held from 4 to 8 p.m., Monday, June 19, 2017 and Tuesday morning 10 a.m. to service time at the funeral home. Sympathy wishes may be expressed at www.titzerfuneralhomes.com.
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