Hughes, Willie Ray, age 90, died at Brighton Gardens in Dunwoody, GA on February 28, 2022, due to cancer.
Willie was born in Orangeburg, SC in 1931 to Gus & Minnie Hughes. He had a brother, Edward (deceased) and a sister, Gwen (CT).
He faithfully served his country as an Air Force pilot for over 20 years. He flew a bomber in Viet Namand was decorated with 3 Air Medals and 2 Distinguished Flying Crosses.
Willie is survived by: Spouse, Glenda Jo Hughes; daughter, Mary Kay Hertlein (Dennis); daughter, Rebecca Townsend (Dr. Lewis); grandson, Max Hertlein; grandson, Sam Hertlein; and granddaughter,
There will be a memorial service on March 26, 2022, at 11am at Oak Grove United Methodist Church at 1722 Oak Grove Road in Decatur, GA. Dress is casual.
In lieu of flowers, please make donation to Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University. (winshipcancer.emory.edu)