Richard “Randy” Hughes ’65

Richard “Randy” Randolph Hughes lost his 11 year battle with Parkinson’s on Tuesday, May 17, 2022. Randy was born to George D. Hughes and Jean Montgomery Hughes on May 30, 1943 in Ft Lauderdale, Florida.

Randy grew up as a “military brat” and throughout his life lived in various parts of the United States. After graduating from McClean High School in Virginia, he attended Davidson College in North Carolina. He was on the swim team at Davidson College and held a record that stood for years. Randy was proud to be an alum of Davidson College and delighted in taking the family back to Davidson for “visits”.

While in college, he met Nancy Jo White and they were married in December 1965.

After graduating from Davidson College, he served as an officer in the United States Army. They were stationed at Ft. Bliss in El Paso, Texas, where they had their first child, Neva. Shortly after, they moved to Nebraska where Randy began his lifelong career working for IBM. While in Nebraska, they had three sons: John, Rick and Bill. Randy had a major love of swimming and was able to participate in Master’s Swimming, as well as, being a very big supporter of Alamo Area Aquatics in which all four children and one grandchild swam. He dedicated time to not only attending and working swim meets, but being present at practice as well.

Randy is survived by his wife, Nancy and four children, Neva Hughes, John Hughes and wife Gina, Rick Hughes and wife Heather and Bill Hughes and wife Jenn. He is also survived by 16 grandchildren and 2 great granddaughters. Randy, as his siblings lovingly called him, is also survived by sister Susie Maurer and husband Fred, brother Critt and wife Andrea, sister Sally McLaughlin and brother Jeff and wife Kathy. As well as his mother-in-law, Neva White, sister-in-law Neva Curoe and brother-in-law John White and wife Daisy, as well as, numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, George Hughes and Jean Hughes, Randy is preceded in death by his father-in-law Alton E. White and brothers-in-law Thomas McLaughlin and Patrick Curoe.

A celebration of Randy’s life will be held at Puente & Son’s Funeral Chapel on Judson Rd. on May 29th, 2022 at 2pm. The family would also like to express their thanks to the staff at Brookdale-Maltsberger, (especially Cruz, Monica and Trisha) for their loving care. We would also like to thank the staff of Elysian Hospice. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the Parkinson’s Foundation in memory of Richard R. Hughes.