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Willie Hughes

May 20, 1942 ~ December 15, 2017 (age 75)
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Willie Hughes, of Georgetown, DE passed away on December 15, 2017 at the Delaware Hospice Center, Milford, Delaware. He was 75 years of age.

Willie was born on May 20, 1942 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to the late William and Ella Mae Hammond Hughes.

He enlisted in the United States Army on July 23, 1961. After his discharge from active duty, he went on to serve in the Army Reserves until his retirement on May 20, 2002. While serving as an Army recruiter, Willie met and later married his wife of 39 years, Vera Fields Hughes. As a civilian, Willie worked as a surveyor for the US Department of Agriculture, DNREC, Division of Soil & Water Conservation, until his retirement in 1990.

Willie was a member of Mt. Zion Church, Georgetown, Delaware. In the community, he devoted his time to the development and leadership of our youth as a member of the United States Jaycees, Georgetown Chapter; Pop Warner Board of Directors participant and Big Brother volunteer for the Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Delaware Program.

Family and friends may call for viewing and visitation on Wednesday, December 20, 2017 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Watson Funeral Home, 211 S. Washington Street, Millsboro, Delaware. Interment service, with the conferring of military honors, will immediately follow at the Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 26669 Patriots Way, Millsboro, Delaware.  Pastor Ralph Harmon will be the officiant.

In lieu of flowers, please send memorials to the Alzheimer’s Association Delaware Valley Chapter, 399 Market Street, Suite 102, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19106.

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Charitable donations may be made to:

Alzheimer's Association Delaware Valley Chapter
399 Market St. Suite 102, Philadelphia PA 19106

 Service Information

December 20, 2017

11:30 AM to 1:30 PM
Watson Funeral Home
211 S. Washington St.
Millsboro, DE 19966

December 20, 2017

2:00 PM
Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery
26669 Patriots Way
Millsboro, DE 19966

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