Our Lord called his faithful servant, Logan C. Hughes Sr., of Ft. Myers, Fla., formerly of Charleston, Ill., home on Nov. 14, 2013.
Logan was born to Clifford and Mary Ellen (Harrell) Hughes on Aug. 8, 1925, in Charleston, Ill. He attended Charleston High School and enlisted in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He served honorably on a hospital ship from 1943 to 1946. Upon his return from the war, he married the love of his life, Ada Crawford. Logan began his work life at a family-owned sawmill. He found his lifelong career as a “switchman” at Illinois Consolidated Telephone Company in Charleston, from where he retired after 37 years. After he and Ada retired, they purchased a home in Ft. Myers, and were snowbirds for many years. For the past 17 years, they lived full time in Ft. Myers, where Logan enjoyed riding his three-wheeler and getting together with “the guys” for coffee each morning.
Logan was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather.
He is survived by his loving wife, Ada, of 67 years; his children, Logan JR (Susanne) of Dallas, Texas, Sharon Pearcy (Daniel) of Little Rock, Ark., Wesley (Louise Garrett-special friend) of Charleston, and Malisa Smith (Mark) of Whitestown. He is survived by seven grandchildren, Wesley Hughes of Danville, Ill., Chad Hughes (Theresa) of Charleston, Jenny Pearcy Faglay (Sam) of Charleston, Michael Pearcy of Charleston, Trevor Hughes (Malissa) of Tulsa, Okla., Justin Hughes of Plano, Texas, and Caleb Smith of Whitestown. He is also survived by eight great-grandchildren.
Logan was preceded in death by his parents; his brother, Raymond Hughes; and two children, Linda Hughes and Michael Hughes.
Logan, Ada, and their young family began attending Charleston Bible Center Church in the early 60s. This led to a major turning point in his life when he trusted Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior. From that point forward, his faith and his church was a major focus for him and his family. Logan and Ada continued attending Bible Center until they transferred their membership to Winkler Road Baptist Church in Ft. Myers.A memorial service is planned for 2 p.m. Monday, Dec. 9, 2013, at Charleston Bible Church, 2605 University Dr., Charleston. Interment will follow at Mound Cemetery in Charleston.
Myers Mortuary, 1502 N. Lebanon St., Lebanon, is handling the arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to Homewood Health Campus Activity Fund, 2494 N. Lebanon St., Lebanon, IN 46052; or to Winkler Road Baptist Church, 5770 Winkler Road, Ft. Myers, FL 33919.
Online condolences may be made at www.myersmortuary.com.