Donald Gene Hughes, 89, of Shelbyville

Donald Gene Hughes, 89, of Shelbyville, passed away Monday, April 22, 2024 at Ashford Place.

Born May 20, 1934 in Flat Rock, he was the son of Fred "Brigg" Hughes and Alma (Ropp) Hughes. He married M. Margaret (Rumple) Hughes on February 9, 1957 and she preceded him on January 12, 2021.

Survivors include 2 daughters- Diana Powell of Shelbyville, Sherri Buchli (husband Bernie) of Bruce, Wisconsin; a brother Wayne Hughes (wife Bertha) of Shelbyville; sister Peggy Forrest of Shelbyville; 3  grandchildren- Alanna Dolinski, Zachery Powell, Nicole Pavlatos; 6 great grandchildren- Cora Altic, Kelby Altic, Clara Altic, Kennedy Altic, Everett Dolinski, & Oliver Dolinski.  He was preceded in death by his parents, his spouse, a daughter Susie Hughes, a brother Harold (Dottie) Hughes, a brother in law Robert Forrest, and grandson Anthony Pavlatos.

Mr. Hughes had lived in this area since 1998, after moving from Illinois.  He was employed as a pipeline meter technician with Michigan Wisconsin Pipeline/ANR Pipeline, retiring after many years of service.

He graduated from Flat Rock High School and was a member of Flat Rock Christian Church, Norristown Farmer's Masonic Lodge, was a Boy Scout Troop Leader, and was past Chief of Flat Rock Volunteer Fire Dept.

Don was an avid fisherman and hunter, he enjoyed working in his yard, gardening, and loved spending time with his family and grandchildren.

Funeral services will be 3:00 pm on Saturday, April 2, 2024 at Glenn E. George & Son Funeral Home, 437 Amos Road, with Dale Whitis officiating.  Burial will be in Flat Rock Cemetery.  Friends may call on Saturday afternoon from 1:00 pm until the time of the service.  Masonic rites will be held at 3:00pm, directly before the funeral service.

Memorial contributions can be made to Norristown Farmers Masonic Lodge, in care of the funeral home.