Elmer Bruce Hughes

December 27, 2019

Elmer Bruce Hughes, 93, of Wise, passed away on Wednesday, December 25, 2019 after a short illness surrounded by family.

Elmer was a long-time employee of the Pittson Coal Group. Elmer enjoyed playing golf in his spare time and played semi-professional baseball in his youth. He always was an avid reader and enjoyed many novels.

Elmer was preceded in death by his parents, William and Flora Horne Hughes; five brothers, Curtis, Richard, Eugene, Charles and Dale; two sisters, Mary Taylor and Glenna Hatfield; and his wife of 60 years, Mildred Sue Hughes.

Surviving are his two sons, David Bruce Hughes and wife Cynthia Deckard Hughes and Paul Wesley Hughes and wife Lauren; brother, Thomas Hughes and wife Betty; sisters-in-law, Claudetta Dotson Hughes, Judy Adams Hughes and Monette Cox Hughes; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Graveside committal services for Elmer Bruce Hughes will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, December 28 at the Powell Valley Memorial Gardens Chapel in Big Stone Gap with Pastor Jeff Sams officiating. Burial will follow. Family and friends will meet at the cemetery for services. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Ed Perry Scholarship Fund, UVA Wise, 1 College Ave, Wise, VA 24293. Please visit www.sturgillfuneral.com to leave online condolences for the family.

Sturgill Funeral Home 1621 Norton Road SW Wise is in charge of arrangements.