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, (www.kidneyfund.org) 11921 Rockville Pike, Suite 300, Rockville, MD 20852
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