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Robert Gene Hughes - Faculty

Robert G. Hughes, age 89 of Carmi, died early Saturday morning May 18, 2013 at the Wabash Christian Retirement Center in Carmi. He was born November 22, 1923 in Crossville, the son of Fred and Bonnie (Brewer) Hughes.

Robert had worked for the Department of Defense, International. He taught in college universities and for the military. He was a veteran of the Army/Air Force serving in WWII and Korea. He had been an aerial gunner on a B-24 that crash landed in France. He was member of the American Legion and had been Quartermaster at the VFW for 30 years. He volunteered at the White County Senior Citizens Center in Carmi.

He is survived by nieces, nephews, cousins, and good friends, Jack Lamont and Vicki Harrelson. He was preceded by his parents, brothers, Bill, Donald and Raymond.

A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 22, 2013 at Stende-back Family Funeral Home in Carmi. A visitation will be held at Noon until the time of service. Pastor Braden Willis will officiate.

Military burial rites will be provided by the American Legion and VFW Posts of Carmi. Burial will take place in Stokes Chapel Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the White County Senior Citizen's Center.

Condolences may be left at stendebackfamilyfuneralhome.com.