William Hughes

October 22, 1958 ~ January 14, 2021 (age 62)


William “Billy” T. Hughes, 62, of Wilkes-Barre, passed away Thursday, January 14, 2021 at Geisinger Wyoming Valley, Plains Township surrounded by family.

Born on Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland on October 22, 1958, he was a son of the late Donald Hughes and Beverly (Richards) Payton. 

Billy was a graduate of Crestwood High School and attained his Associates degree from Luzerne County Community College. Throughout his life, Billy was an Eagle Scout and had a love of Tae Kwon Do. He studied and taught for many years leading to a Black Belt. He loved taking long drives, going on adventures, hiking, and swimming. He enjoyed listening to music and attending live shows, especially classic rock. Above all else, he was a devoted, attentive, and loving father who passed down his passions to his daughters.

Billy is survived by loving daughters, Lindsay Hughes and her husband Alex Newton, Bethlehem; Megan Hughes and her fiancé, Charlie Grzezdzinski, Wilkes-Barre; Mallory Hughes, Wilkes-Barre; and their mother, with whom he remained close, Karen (Howley) Hughes; Grandson, Emerson Newton; Brothers, Donald Hughes, Timothy Hughes, and Spike Payton; Sister, Toni White, several nieces and nephews, and countless friends. 

A Memorial Service will be announced by the family and celebrated at Kniffen O’Malley Leffler Funeral and Cremation Services, Inc., 465 S. Main Street, Wilkes-Barre at a time when it is safe to gather. 

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the American Kidney Foundation, ( 11921 Rockville Pike, Suite 300, Rockville, MD 20852

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