Larry Wayne Hughes, 74 of Litchfield, passed away at 2:19 p.m. on Monday, March 6 at St. Francis Hospital in Litchfield. Mr. Hughes was born on October 13, 1948, in Blytheville, AR, the son of Henry Herman and Ima Jo (Colbert) Hughes.
He graduated from Round Lake, IL High School and went on to obtain his degree from Blackburn College in Carlinville. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy.
Mr. Hughes and the former Theresa “Terry” Sue Hibbeler were married on May 16, 1970, in Staunton. She survives. Before his retirement, he was employed as a chemist with Ameren at the Coffeen Power Plant. He attended Zion Lutheran Church with his grandkids, enjoyed sports, loved spending time with his family, and traveling with his wife. Mr. Hughes participated in car shows with his 1966 Ford Mustang. He was an avid Cubs and White Sox fan.
In addition to his wife, Mr. Hughes is survived by his son, Bruce (Lana) Hughes of Litchfield; his daughter, Jennifer (Brad) Ryden of Loami, IL; his sisters, Reba Verhunce and Donna (William) Clifford, both of Wisconsin; and four grandchildren, Kaytlen Hughes, Collin Hughes, Luke Ryden and Alexis Ryden.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Hughes was preceded in death by his grandson, Spencer Wayne Hughes on December 7, 2022.
Memorial services for Mr. Hughes will be held on Sunday, March 12, 2023, at 2:00 p.m. at Plummer Funeral Home in Litchfield. Rev. Fred Kraemer will officiate. Visitation will be held at the funeral home from noon until service time. Memorials may be directed to the Williams Syndrome Association or to Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation. Plummer Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.