LINCOLNTON - Daniel Thomas Hughes, 75, passed away after a brief illness on Dec. 18, 2012.
He was born June 24, 1937 in Philadelphia, Pa., to the late Owen and Florence Grotz Hughes.
Daniel is survived by five children, Dan Hughes and wife Donna of Gastonia, Randy Hughes of Lincolnton, Janice Smith of Belmont, Michael Hughes of Lincolnton, and Joyce Hughes of Belmont; eleven grandchildren; seventeen great-grandchildren.
He was preceded by his wife, Janice Ogden Hughes and 13 older siblings.
A funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Friday at Carothers Funeral Home, 312 West 2nd Ave., Gastonia.
Burial will be at Gaston Memorial Park with military honors.
The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
Online condolences may be made at: www.carothersfuneralhomegastonia.com.
Carothers Funeral Home, Gastonia is serving the Hughes family.