Taylorville Obits

Ronald Eugene Hughes

Ronald Eugene Hughes, 89, of Taylorville, passed away at 11:22 a.m. on Saturday, July 23, 2022, at Taylorville Memorial Hospital.

Ronald was born April 29, 1933, in Taylorville, the son of John E. and Leah Fern (Rhodes) Hughes.  He married Patsy “Pat” O. Donoho in Pocahontas, AR.  She preceded him in death on August 3, 2016.

Ronald worked for over 30 years for Peabody Coal, where he received the nickname, “Blackie”. He also assisted his father-in-law for many years with his plaster business. There was nothing that Ronald enjoyed more than working.  He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Taylorville.  Ronald was an avid hunter and fisherman.

He was also preceded in death by his parents, and brother, Walter Gerald Hughes.

Ronald is survived by his sons, Rickie E. (wife, Susan) Hughes of Taylorville, Kevin L. (wife, Faye) Hughes of Taylorville, and Ronnie L. (wife, Janet) Hughes of Quinlan, TX; daughter, Laurie (husband, Gene) Compton of Mattoon; 11 grandchildren; several great grandchildren; brothers, Herman Edward (wife, Doris) Hughes of Taylorville, and Marvin L. (wife, Judy) Hughes of Mt. Zion; and many nieces and nephews.

A private, family graveside service will be held at Peaceful Valley Cemetery in Odin.

Memorial contributions may be made to Ronald’s family.

Please visit www.assalleyfuneralhomes.com to share memories of Ronald, or to offer condolences to his family.