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Paul Wesley Hughes

January 1, 1948 ~ July 26, 2022 (age 74)

Obituary

Funeral Services for Paul Hughes, 74, of Corrigan will be held Saturday, July 30, 2022 at 10:00 a.m. in the First Baptist Church of Corrigan. Interment will follow in the Union Springs Cemetery in Corrigan. Visitation will be held Friday, July 29, 2022 from 6-8 p.m. in the Corrigan Funeral Home.

Paul Wesley Hughes was born on January 1, 1948 in Houston and went home to be with The Lord on July 26, 2022.  He is preceded in death by his parents, Whitey and Elaine Hughes, and younger brother Terry Lee Hughes.  He is survived by his wife Billie; daughter Heather Hughes Hensley and husband Thomas; stepson, Mitch Hensley and wife Heather Mercer; brother Chic Hughes and wife Paula; sister Lisa Hughes Skelton and husband Chip; and grandchildren Allie, Dax, Jaxson and Carson and numerous other relatives and friends. Paul loved his grandkids. To us he was Paul, but to these precious children he was their “PoPo”, a name he carried with pride.

His early childhood years were spent in Smithville, Texas.  As a teenager his family lived in Corpus Christi where he would most often be found on a surfboard riding the waves.  When not catching the rays, he was an award-winning saxophone player in the Corpus Christi King High School Marching Band, something he loved to recall and share stories about.  He was a lover of music.  Some of his favorites were the Beach Boys, Stevie Nicks, Neil Diamond, and Chicago.

In addition to being a son, father, husband, brother and grandfather, Paul was very proud to be a veteran of the armed forces.  He served our country honorably in the U.S. Army from 1968 – 1972.  Initially deployed to Vietnam where he was awarded the Bronze Star, and later in Germany.

Paul loved the outdoors.  He could be found chasing schools of white bass on Lake Livingston where he always came home with his limit.  During the winter season, Paul spent many hours sitting in a deer stand or a tree he managed to climb with his trusty hunting rifle. Each spring, you could always find Paul planting a huge garden, which was admired by many.

Professionally, Paul worked in several areas of industry.  Primarily he managed horticultural businesses in Leggett, Texas, Houston, Texas, Georgia, North Carolina, and Virginia.  Paul finished his professional career working for the Texas Department of Corrections from 2008 – 2015.

The quote from one of his daughter’s best friends growing up, and his “second daughter” Kristi Fogleman might sum up Paul well: “Your Dad loves Jesus and had a soft place for helping people that were in tough circumstances.  He opened up whatever resources he had access to in order to give them a hand up or fresh start.”

Rest in peace, Paul.  We love you.

 

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Services

Visitation
Friday
July 29, 2022

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Corrigan Funeral Home
204 E. Front Street
Corrigan, TX 75939

Funeral Service
Saturday
July 30, 2022

10:00 AM
First Baptist Church
103 N. Collins Street
Corrigan, TX 75939

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