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William T. "Billy" Hughes


1958 - 2021
William T. "Billy" Hughes Obituary

William "Billy" T. Hughes, 62, of Wilkes-Barre, passed away Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021, in Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center, Plains Twp., surrounded by family.

Born on Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland, on Oct. 22, 1958, he was a son of the late Donald Hughes and Beverly Richards Payton.

Billy was a graduate of Crestwood High School and attained his associate degree from Luzerne County Community College. Throughout his life, Billy was an Eagle Scout and had a love of taekwondo. He studied and taught for many years, leading to a black belt. He loved taking long drives, going on adventures, hiking and swimming. He enjoyed listening to music and attending live shows, especially classic rock. Above all else, he was a devoted, attentive and loving father who passed down his passions to his daughters.

Billy is survived by loving daughters, Lindsay Hughes and her husband, Alex Newton, Bethlehem; Megan Hughes and her fiancé, Charlie Grzezdzinski, Wilkes-Barre; Mallory Hughes, Wilkes-Barre; and their mother, with whom he remained close, Karen Howley Hughes; grandson, Emerson Newton; brothers, Donald Hughes; Timothy Hughes; and Spike Payton; sister, Toni White; several nieces and nephews; and countless friends.

A memorial service will be announced by the family and celebrated at Kniffen O'Malley Leffler Funeral and Cremation Services Inc., 465 S. Main St., Wilkes-Barre, at a time when it is safe to gather.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the American Kidney Foundation, www.kidneyfund.org, 11921 Rockville Pike, Suite 300, Rockville, MD 20852

Condolences can be made at KniffenFuneralHome.com


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