William “Bill” “Skillet” Edward Hughey, 78, and a resident of Amherst Township, passed away Saturday, October 5, 2013, at Amherst Manor, following a brief illness. He was born August 15, 1935 in Olive Branch, Mississippi. Bill was raised in Mississippi before enlisted in the United States Army. He lived in Tennessee before coming to the Amherst Township area where he had made his home for the last 47 years.
Bill proudly served in the United States Army. He was employed at Lorain Ford Motor Company for 44 years before retiring in the maintenance department as a truck driver.
Bill was a member of the Amherst Veterans Military Honor Guard. He was also a member of the American Legion Post #118, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #116 and the Fraternal Order of the Eagles Aerie #1442, all of Amherst.
Survivors include his sons, James Matthew Hughey of New York, Damien W. Hughey of Amherst; daughter, Victoria L. Sweeney of Lorain; grandchildren, Charles and Neil Franklin, Patrica Sweeney, Lexie Hughey, Damien Hughey, Dominic Hughey, Lucas Hughey and Levi Hughey; as well as two great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 37 years, Patricia Ann Hughey (nee Wilson); brothers, Robert and Roy Hughey; and his parents, Charlie and Alice Hughey (nee Stewart).
Friends may call Saturday, October 12, 2013 from 10 A.M. until the time of services at 12 Noon at the Hempel Funeral Home, 373 Cleveland Ave., Amherst. Burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery, Lorain. Full Military Honors will be given by the Amherst Veterans Military Honor Guard.
The family suggests that memorial contributions be made to Amherst Veterans Military Honor Guard, 916 Shadylawn Drive, Amherst, OH 44001.
Additional information and online register book are available at www.hempelfuneralhome.com