Geoffrey R. Hughes, 70, of Gaylord, passed away Friday, August 28, 2020.
He was born September 14, 1949, in Detroit, Michigan, to his parents; Trevor and Dorothy (Paulen) Hughes.
Geoffrey married Paula Miller September 20, 1975.
Geoffrey was an avid fisherman and enjoyed building fishing rods and teaching others the art of ‘angling’. Canada was a favorite place to fish and visit with his fishing family the Ladouceurs.
For 41 years, Geoffrey maintained elevators for the Otis Elevator Co. He loved wearing anything green and when he wasn’t fishing or working, he enjoyed cooking, baking, (mostly cookies) for family, friends and every RN or CNA he met. He also volunteered his time with the VFW and honor guard.
He is survived by his wife, Paula; son Grant (Harmony) Hughes, of Gaylord, and grandsons; Trevor and Patrick “P.J.” Hughes, his siblings; Dale (Deb) Hughes of Battle Creek, Dorene Hughes of Battle Creek, Linda (David) DePoy of Parker, CO, and Marijane (Dan) Nelson of Chelsea, Michigan.
Geoffrey was preceded in death by his parents and his sister Penny Hughes.
An intimate Memorial service will be held Saturday, September 5, 2020 at the Gaylord Family Fellowship Church from 11:00 a.m. until 12:45 p.m. A visitation will be Friday, September 4, 2020 from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at the Gaylord Family Fellowship Church.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Breast Cancer Awareness (National Breast Cancer Foundation) PO Box 678572 Dallas, TX 75267-8572, or to the Wounded Warrior Fund, P.O. Box 96860, Washington, DC 20077-7677.
Arrangements were entrusted to the Nelson Funeral Home & Cremation Service, P.O. Box 1548, Gaylord, MI 49734.