Gene Hughes

Born on October 4, 1937

Departed on November 26, 2018 and resided in Nashville, TN

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Gene Hughes, affectionately known as ‘Corky’ and ‘Big Time’, was the eldest of three (3) children born to the late Joseph Hughes and Ola Hughes on October 4, 1937 in Harlem, New York. He resided in Brooklyn and Queens, New York until early 2016 where he lived in Tennessee with his daughter and her family.

Gene Hughes joined the Armed Services under the branch of the Army. He was honorably discharged and enjoyed serving, but never wanted to fly again after leaving the Army - a promise he kept. Gene was employed as a line foreman at Canada Dry and Pepsi-Cola factory in New York City until he retired over 25 years later.

Gene enjoyed the company of his family and friends. He was always the life of the party. His personality was infectious, and he loved to make everyone smile. Anywhere his car could take him, he visited. He spent his time traveling to visit his family and made sure he was at every life event in his family’s lives, from graduations to birthdays. We all awaited his arrival and enjoyed his company.

He loved to laugh, listening to music, singing, and playing cards (Pinochle, Bid Wiz and especially Spades). Gene was very athletic. He was a registered black belt in Karate, a Paddleball champion, a basketball player, swimmer, bike-rider and an avid pool player.

Gene left a loving impact on all he came in contact with; he was easy to talk to, someone to listen to and was always the center of the joy and laughter. He was kind and simply “that cool dude.” He let everyone know he was a child star, as he had a role in the movie “Lost Boundaries.”

Gene is preceded in death by his sister, Rose Marie “Nooky” Bryant; and his son, Gene, and daughter-in-law, Joyce. Gene leaves the following to remember him in peace and love: His son, Kevin, and daughter-in-law, Kathy; His son, Reginald, and daughter-in-law, Stephania; His daughter, Sabrina, and son-in-law, John; His brother, Willard “Buddy” Hughes; Former spouse, Vivian Hughes; his grandchildren Robin, Alex, Ebonee, Bianca, Justice, Candace, Zion, Micah, Madisyn, & Micah Addison; great grand Keyrrea, nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of friends. He will be missed.

Lovingly Submitted,
The Family

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9 Comments to Mr. Gene Hughes

  1. Carol Webb says:

    My sincerest condolences to the Hughes family. I am so sorry for your loss.

  2. Denise Maynor Clark says:

    My sincerest and deepest condolences to the entire family.. My prayers and love.. I remember him so well..

  3. Wendy says:

    Deepest condolences to the families. Until all things are made new, we share your grief. (Rev 21:3,4) It was an honor to meet Mr.. Hughes. I will always remember his laughter!

    May the God of Comfort bring you peace.

    Love, Wendy and Dwayne Johnson (New York)

  4. Chaz Carothers says:

    Praying for your family during this difficult time. May God wrap His loving arms around each of you and continue to give you strength in the days ahead. Much love!

  5. David Vester says:

    I am so sorry about the passing of your father! Your family is in my prayers!

  6. Amie Walker says:

    I hope that your family rejoice in all the life he brought to your family. I’m sure he will be missed dearly. My love and prayers sent to you all.

  7. Shetara Jordan says:

    I am so sorry to hear about the passing of your father. Keeping you and your family in my prayers.

  8. Tandekile Francis says:

    You and your family are in my thoughts and my prayers. I loved looking at the video and sharing in your family’s memories and joys. God bless you and keep you, in His perfect peace!


  9. Jennifer Anderson says:

    I am keeping you and your family in my heart, my thoughts, and my prayers. I loved reading about your father in the tribute submitted by your family. I see now where your infectiously positive spirit comes from! Love, Jennifer

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