June 30, 1930 — November 23, 2017
Robert Wesley Hughey (Bob) was born June 30, 1930 in Philomath, Oregon to Lloyd and Mildred Hughey and passed away November 23, 2017. He was the second of four children born to Lloyd and Mildred.
Bob lived with his family the first three years in Philomath and the Alsea area then they moved to Orchards, Washington where he resided until he graduated from high school.
Two days after graduating he moved to Tidewater, Oregon to take a job working on the Alsea Highway. Soon after he arrived in Tidewater, he met the love of his life, Dorothy Thissell, whom he married February 3, 1950. Bob and Dorothy were married over 67 years until she passed away in September of 2017.
Bob worked on the highway then in a local lumber mill near Tidewater for a few years.
He was drafted into the Marine Corp during the Korean Conflict and was sent to Camp Pendleton near Oceanside, California. He was trained in Communications by the Marines and after his service was successfully completed he was able to get a job with Pacific Northwest Bell where he was employed for nearly 30 years before he retired.
After the service, the family moved back to Tidewater then to Orchards, Washington for a year and back to Waldport for the next ten years.
Bob transferred to Corvallis with his job in 1965 and the family lived there until his death.
Bob was a member of Oakville Presbyterian Church for many years and served in many different leadership positions there.
He loved to fish, hunt, travel, work on projects and spend time with his family and friends.
Bob is survived by his four sons and their wives, Ray and Leia, Randy and Carol, Richard and Joanna, Glen; ten grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his brothers, Chuck and John, both of Washington.
He was preceded in death by his sister, Donna; and his parents.
Bob was as honest as the day is long, a hard worker, a kind man, a committed Christian and probably most of all a devoted family man. He took excellent care of his wife for several years after she had strokes. When she passed away two months ago his job here was done and he joined her in Heaven on what would have been her 85th birthday, which was Thanksgiving Day. What a wonderful gift and day of thanks that was!
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, December 2 at the Oakville Presbyterian Church in Shedd, with lunch to follow.