ROBERT 'BOB' E. HUGHES, 79 JUPITER, Fla. - Robert (Bob) E. Hughes age 79, passed away peacefully on Monday, April 15, 2013. Prior to moving to Florida, Bob and his beloved wife Ruth owned and operated The Hughes Town Hall, Prairie Moon Tavern and Henny Penny Chicken in Rockford and Loves Park, Illinois. From 1973-1993 Bob and Ruth owned Ralph's Stand Up Bar and made it a local landmark. He enjoyed many activities including fishing, boating, motorcycling riding, RVing and NASCAR. He was the beloved husband of Ruth M. Hughes for 61 years; loving father to his four children, Scott Hughes (Rita Sutton), Sandi Fisher (Steve Fisher), Sheri Carter (Kevin P. Carter ), Staci Hughes (Dean L. Willbur Jr.); grandfather (POP) to Chad Fisher, Austin Longwell, Tyler Longwell, Lexis Fisher and Troy Dominguez; step grandfather to Jeff Fisher (Kathy), Jessica McNally, Jenny Carter, Jacque Carter, Katy Willbur; and step great-grandfather to Kierstyn Fisher. Karen Tesauro as #4. Bob will always be remembered for his gift of gab and magnetic personality. He will be missed dearly by his friends both near and far as well as all of the NASCAR infields. Visitation will be held at 11 a.m. with a tribute at 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 20, at Taylor & Modeen Funeral Home - 250 Center Street Jupiter, Florida For directions and online condolences please visit: www.taylorandmodeen.com. In lieu of flowers please donate to the Hospice of the Treasure Coast or Charity for Children at 825 Parkway Plaza, Suite 8, Jupiter, FL 33477.
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Taylor & Modeen Funeral Home
250 Center Street
Jupiter, FL 33458
Published in Rockford Register Star from Apr. 20 to Apr. 21, 2013