POLAND, Ohio (MyValleyTributes) – Roger D. Hughes, 82 of Poland, died Sunday morning, April 14, 2019 at his home.
He was born October 7, 1936 in Youngstown, Ohio, son of Joseph R. and Virginia (Johnson) Hughes and had been a lifelong area resident.
Roger was a 1954 graduate of South High School and earned his Bacheor’s Degree in Biology from Bryan College in 1959 where he had also played basketball.
He worked as a driver/salesman for UNSCO.
He was a member of Evangel Baptist Church in Boardman where he taught Sunday School and served on several committees.
He was an Eagle Scout from Troop 13.
He served in the United States Army Reserve at Fort Bragg, with the 348th Engineer Corp.
Roger enjoyed oil and acrylic painting. He was a coach for many years for Poland baseball. He helped form the Poland Saturday youth basketball program. Roger and his wife enjoyed watching their children and grandchildren participate in all their activities and they enjoyed playing golf together.
Besides his wife, the former Ruth Johnson, whom he married in August of 1963, he leaves three sons, Douglas (Diana) Hughes of Struthers, Richard (Patricia) Hughes of Poland and Duane (Kristine) Hughes of Berlin Center; as well as, seven granddaughters, Courtney (Kyle) Barson, Aleah, Abby, Brandi, Alexis, Jessica and Alyvia Hughes.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Gary Hughes; his sister, Bonnie Hughes Page and a grandson, Tyler Hughes.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday April 17, 2019 at Evangel Baptist Church, 5248 Southern Boulevard, Boardman, Ohio 44512 with Pastor Randy Brunko officiating.
Friends may call fro 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, April 16, at the Davis-Becker Funeral Home in Boardman and one hour prior to the services Wednesday, April 17 at the church from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Interment will follow the services at Lake Park Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests material contributions take the form of donations either to Positive Impact Food Pantry at the church, or to Hospice of the Valley, 9803 Sharrott Road, Poland, OH 44514.
Please visit www.beckerobits.com to send condolences.
A television tribute will air Tuesday, April 16 at the following approximate times: 6:41 a.m. WYTV and 8:41 a.m. MyYTV and 9:58 a.m. on FOX plus two additional spots throughout the day.