James E. “Jim” Hughes, age 89, of Russellville, Ky., passed away Saturday, June 8, 2019, at his home.

He was an Indiana native, born Aug. 20, 1929, to the late Emil W. Hughes and Millicent Dailey Hughes.

He was of the Baptist faith, a retired United States Navy veteran and worked a number of years for Baugher Refrigeration in Indiana.

Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Terri Simms.

He is survived by hi wife of 11 years, Dean Watkins Hughes; two stepsons, Puggy DeBerry of Trigg County, Ky. and Kelvin DeBerry and Lorie of Elkton, Ky.; five daughters, Earline Hughes of Lafayette, Ind., Pamela Winter of Lafayette, Ind., Marliese Orr and John of Lafayette, Ind., Cecilia Tewell and Jesse of Crofton, Ky. and Sue Eli of Ventura, Calif.; two sisters, Lois Jean Briner of Columbus, Ind. and Shirley Floyd of Seymour, Ind.; 17 grandchildren, and several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services for James E. “Jim” Hughes will be conducted Tuesday, June 11 at 6 p.m. at Summers, Kirby and Sanders Funeral Home with full military honors. Visitation will begin at the funeral home Tuesday, June 11 from 2 p.m. until the service hour at 6 p.m.

Memorial donations may be made to Wounded Warriors Project. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.