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Jimmie Ray Hughes
Date of Death: July 6, 2021
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Jimmie Ray Hughes was born in Empire, Oklahoma October 7, 1935, to Reginald and Etta (Potts) Hughes. He attended schools in Empire, Fox, and Elmore City before enrolling in Murry State College and the University of Oklahoma. While at OU, Jimmie married his high school sweetheart Elaine Childress from Elmore City. In 1956 their only …
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Belinda Calabro left a message on July 31, 2021:
Robin, my heart breaks for you. You had the most wonderful loving mom and dad. I will always cherish my time with you and them in your home. I knew they loved me. Robin, I want be able to make the ceremony in Oct. But just to let you no, Billy will be there. I’m sending his phone number. Maybe you could touch base with him in a text message or call. I’ll let him no. Robin he’s not on FB. He to had wonderful memories of how sweet they always were to him. God Bless you. Belinda
Russell Ginanni left a message on July 22, 2021:
Jimmy hired me also in 1985. He always treated me decent although I was a stubborn employee. I was there for his retirement and after. I'll never forget his tone change when a report or process was violated: "now Russell" this isn't the way we do things and so on, but he never held a grudge. I learned alot from him and the Union guys I worked with. I met Elaine only once. He lived a full life it sounds like, we should all be so lucky. I'm certainly sorry for the loss of your parents, I'm down to one myself. Russell Ginanni
Chuck and Deanna Pearson left a message on July 22, 2021:
We are saddened to hear of the loss of your dad. Chuck always spoke fondly of Jimmy and thought highly of him. Jimmy was an outstanding petroleum engineer and was one of Chucks best friends at Union. Our thoughts are with you.
Jeffery J. Tokarsky left a message on July 21, 2021:
Robin, So sorry to hear about your dad (and your mom also, since I wasn’t aware of her passing). Jimmy was my boss from ‘83 until he retired. He was quite the character, and I believe he felt the same about me, but you had to love the guy. I can’t say he was the perfect boss, but he was damned close … and predictable … which is always a plus. I can honestly say I miss a good ol’ Jimmy Hughes @$$ chewing, and I got several (best to be silent and allow it to play out rather than argue and hear it multiple times). My wife and I stopped in on he and Elaine at Horseshoe Bay (2007 or 2008), unannounced, and it was a great memory, him giving us a tour of the place he described to me before he retired. Some of my best memories are of Midland and your dad played a big part in many of them. Sorry for your loss, but you are not alone. Take care and God bless, Jeff and Marge Tokarsky
Lorrie left a message on July 20, 2021:
So sorry for your loss, Robin! Lorrie
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Frank and Sylvia Alvarado left a message on July 20, 2021:
We were very good friends with Jimmy and Elaine in Midland, TX. Jimmy loved to tell jokes and talk about financial investments.. Frank and Jimmie loved to talk about the oil field. After retiring to Horseshoe Bay our friendship continued. We miss them very much.
Mary Ann left a message on July 19, 2021:
I never met either of Robin's parents, but have always heard nothing but good, loving ❤💙 things about them. I am sure they will be sorely missed, leaving a big hole in Robin's life
Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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