of Chelsea, MI, age 69, died Monday, June 25, 2018 at his home. He was born September 18, 1948 in Frostburg, Maryland, the son of Earl Robert & Thelma May (Winebrenner) Hughes.

Earl attended Chelsea High School, and was a US Navy veteran. Earl worked for the Washtenaw County Road Commission for 32 years and retired as a Foreman. Earl was a friend of Waterloo Village United Methodist Church. He enjoyed feeding birds, hunting, fishing, and playing poker. Earl loved making moonshine, cooking, and spending time with his grandkids.

On February 28, 1971, he married Nancy Dyson in Chelsea, and she survives.  Other survivors include two children, Tracy (Frank) White of Brooklyn, Christina (Todd) Mason of Grass Lake; one brother, Brian E. (Lori) Hughes of Gregory; two sisters, Ellagean (Randy) King of Secretary, MD, Joline (James) Reed of Secretary, MD; 4 grandchildren, Jessica (Kyle) Holstine, Breanna White, Jacob Earl White, Charity White; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Grace White; and his parents.

A memorial service will be held Friday, June 29, 6:00 pm at Waterloo Village United Methodist Church, with Pastor Mary Barrett officiating.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Chelsea VFW Post 4076, PO Box 23, Chelsea, Michigan.

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