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Harold Hughes

Harold Lester Hughes

Saturday, May 28th, 1949 - Thursday, June 13th, 2019
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Obituary

Harold Lester Hughes, 70, of Salem, Va., went to be with his Lord on Thursday, June 13, 2019, surrounded by his loving family at Salem Health & Rehabilitation Center.

At the age of seventeen months, he was diagnosed with Polio, crippling his legs, which prevented him from having the ability to walk. Harold always had the drive and sincere passion for serving his Lord and Savior. Over the years he has worked for many churches as a minister of music, as well as teaching and preaching the gospel. The First Baptist Church of Newcastle was the last associate pastoral role that he held. He loved his congregation and served them wholeheartedly with a sincere love for each member. Throughout his career, he also taught in private Christian schools, as well as the Roanoke County School system as a substitute teacher. The family thanks God for the rich life Harold had here on this earth, and for a deeply loving family and supportive community who encouraged him along his journey.

Harold is preceded in death by his father, Alva Hughes; and a brother, Jerry Hughes.

Left behind to cherish to his memory is his loving wife of forty years, Becky Hughes; mother, Leohma Hughes; son, Eric Hughes (Monica); daughter, Mary Hughes; brother, Jeffery Hughes; and a sister, Sarah Holland (Robert). Also left behind to cherish his memory are numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins of numbers far too great to name them all.

Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday, June 17, 2019, at John M. Oakey & Son Funeral Home and Crematory in Salem. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, June 18, 2019, in the chapel. A graveside service will also be held on Tuesday, June 18, 2019, at 2 p.m. at Sarver Cemetery, 5471 Hall Rd. Catawba, Va.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Monday, June 17th, 2019 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    When
    Monday, June 17th, 2019 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Location
    John M. Oakey & Son Chapel
    Address
    305 Roanoke Boulevard
    Salem, Virginia 24153
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Tuesday, June 18th, 2019 | 11:00am
    When
    Tuesday, June 18th, 2019 11:00am
    Location
    John M. Oakey & Son Chapel
    Address
    305 Roanoke Boulevard
    Salem, Virginia 24153
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Officiant
    Rev. John Abbott
  • Interment

    Tuesday, June 18th, 2019 | 2:00pm
    When
    Tuesday, June 18th, 2019 2:00pm
    Location
    Sarver's Cemetery
    Address
    5471 Hall Rd.
    Catawba, Virginia
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Aubrey Wood

Posted at 07:54pm
I met Mary’s dad when Mary and I were in elementary school together, and I would spend the night at their house. He always called me Tweety Bird and had the kindest spirit. Even all these years later, I think about him when I drive by his church and randomly remember how sweet he was. He’s one of those people that leave a mark on your memory.
I know Jesus has finally welcomed him home with a “well done, my good and faithful servant.”
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Terrie Sternberg

Posted at 04:30pm
Becky and Family: Gary and Mary Jayne Hall told me today of your and their loss upon the death of Harold. The Halls had many wonderful things to share about Harold - I am so sorry for your loss.

We'll keep you in our thoughts and prayers here in Pulaski. God hold you in the palm of his hand.

Pastor Terrie Sternberg, Trinity Lutheran
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Eric, Jodi, Jessica & Jonathan

Posted at 09:24am
Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts.
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- Banner, Jr, Holly, Nik and the Moon Rabbit Team

Posted at 04:35pm
With blessings, love and prayers.
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Aunt Blanche, Gary, Marilyn, and Perry

Posted at 11:48am
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
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