Bobby Ray Hughes, 77, beloved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and brother was called to his eternal resting place on May 24, 2018 surrounded by his loving family. He entered this world on May 10, 1941, born to Woodrow and Ruby Melinda Hughes in Colfax, LA. He was graduate of Northwestern State University, worked in the oil industry and later ran his own heating and air business. He proudly served his country in the US Army as a Ranger during Vietnam. He enjoyed tailgating and watching sports, especially the LSU Tigers.
Bob is survived by his soulmate, Bettie P. Carroll; two sons, Hunter Hughes and Hayes Hughes and wife Angie; daughter, Holly Hughes Langlois; extended family, Karmen Poole and husband Ben, Max Brumfield and wife Risha; grandchildren, Garin Hughes and wife Shannon, Taylor Hughes, Hannah Hughes, Tristan Hughes, Lexie and Sabrina Langlois, Sheena Poole Henley and husband Ryan, Samantha Poole, Thomas Poole, Dustin Brumfield, Derek Brumfield and wife April, Abbie Brumfield Jones and husband Josiah and Mattie Brumfield; four great-grandchildren; and brother, Charles Hughes and wife Margaret of Magnolia, Arkansas.
Bob is preceded in death by his parents, Woodrow and Ruby VanCleave Hughes; brother, Jerry Hughes, granddaughter, Raena Hughes; and nephew, Wendall Hughes.
Relatives and friends are invited to join the family for the visitation at Baker Funeral Home, 6401 Groom Road, Baker, LA, on Saturday, June 2, 2018, from 11:00 a.m. until the memorial service at 12:00 p.m. officiated by Reverend Jay Avance.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the following organizations in memory of Bobby Ray Hughes: Alzheimer’s Services, 3772 North Blvd., Baton Rouge, LA 70806; Southeast Louisiana Veterans Healthcare System(SLVHCS) Voluntary Service (135) Attn. James Tardie, 2400 Canal Street, New Orleans, LA 70119 - 504-507-2033; or Patriot Guard Riders, 6641 E. 85th Street North, Owasso, OK 74055
Family and friends may sign our online guestbook or leave a personal note to the family at www.bakerfuneralhomeonline.com
Betty and Children
I was so very sorry to hear about your loss. I was on vacation out of state or I would have driven down for the services. The Hughes and Whitford families were always close. We lived next door to one another on Alaska St. when we were all kids so we played together. I loved Bobby’s parents. Bobby was always funny, sweet, and of course so handsome. I am so glad that I got to talk to Bobby a year or so ago while I was visiting my brother, Freddy in Baton Rouge. Thank you, Betty, for putting him on the phone that night. The last thing he said to me was, “I love you.” I will never forget my dear, childhood friend. My condolences to all of you. Betty, when you get a mo ent, please call me at 318-869-1926. I would love to talk to you and have lost your number. Love to all of you, Marsha
Marsha WhitfordShreveport, LA
We went through high school with Bobby in Natchitoches. He was at several reunions and other gatherings of former classmates. We will miss him. Our sympathy to the family.
Henry and Anna BernardBaton Rouge, LA