Jerry N. “Jughead” Hughey, 81, of Mount Vernon, Illinois passed away at 6:13 P.M. November 7, 2018 at his residence. He was born January 26, 1937 in Jefferson County, Illinois to the late Faye and Margaret (Owens) Hughey. Jerry married Carol (Allen) Hughey on January 31, 1965 at Central Christian Church in Mount Vernon. They were blessed with nearly 54 years of marriage.
In addition to his wife, Jerry is survived by his daughter, Joan Henson and husband, Mike of Saint Louis, Missouri; grandchildren, Evan Henson and Haley Henson, both of Saint Louis, Missouri; siblings, Phyllis Throgmorton of Pearl, Mississippi, Lois Hughey of Brandon, Mississippi, and Delbert Hughey of Mount Vernon, Illinois; special friend, Jerry Bailey; and several nieces and nephews.
Jerry proudly served his country in the United States Marines. He worked at General Radiator for 29 years and later worked for Atlas Soundalier in Festus, Missouri for 10 years. Jerry was a member of Central Christian Church for over 50 years. He loved to golf with his buddies at Indian Hills and go fishing and hunting with his son-in-law. Most of all, Jerry loved his family, including his cats, Sam and Miss Kitty. He was dearly loved and will be missed by all who knew him.
A Greeting of Family and Friends will be held Sunday, November 11, 2018 from 12:00 P.M. to 2:00 P.M. at Hughey Funeral Home in Mount Vernon. A Memorial Service will begin at 2:00 P.M. with Mr. Randy Sells officiating. Interment will be held at Oakwood Cemetery in Mount Vernon at a later date. Memorials may be made in Jerry’s honor to the Central Christian Food Pantry.