Gunnery Sgt. Richard Alvin Hughes

September 16, 1966
- October 15, 2009

CORINTH - Richard "Rick" Alvin Hughes, 43, passed away unexpectedly Oct. 15, 2009, at a Bangor hospital. He was born Sept. 16, 1966, in Milo, the son of Alvin R. Hughes and Sheila M. Randall. Rick graduated from Penquis Valley High School in 1986. He served his country in the U.S. Marine Corps and entered his career in January 1987. Rick served honorably during the Persian Gulf War, Iraqi Freedom in 2005 and was preparing to leave for Afghanistan this January. He worked for Corinth Fire Department since 1997 and also served as an emergency medical technician. Rick worked for Charleston Correctional Facility for 12 years. He loved sports, playing basketball and enjoyed playing softball with his son, as well as hunting and being outdoors. Rick had fun playing ball with his dog, Sempie. He was a member of Cornerstone Baptist Church, Exeter. Rick was a soccer coach at High View Christian Academy for four years. There are many wonderful memories of times at the family camp on Ebeemee Pond. More than anything his family was his life and he was a loving and devoted husband, father, son and brother, and a good friend to many. In addition to his mother, he is survived by his loving wife of 22 years, Karla (Jay) Hughes; his loving children, Ricky and Nikki Hughes, all of Corinth; a sister, Amy Smith and husband, Ed, of Glenburn; a niece, Brittany; and two nephews, Dennis and Brandon. He will also be dearly missed by Terry and Diane Jay, Tom and Tina Jay, Carlen Jay, Leslie Chandler, Bernie and Sandy Hughes; many aunts, uncles and cousins, and many dear friends. He was predeceased by his father, Alvin. Friends are invited to call 5-8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 19, at Brookings-Smith, 133 Center St., Bangor. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 20, at Cornerstone Baptist Church, Exeter, with Pastor Stanley Griffin officiating. Interment will be at Corinthian Cemetery, Corinth. Relatives and friends are invited to share conversation and refreshments at Cornerstone Baptist Church after the interment. Gifts in his memory may be made to the American Heart Association , Maine Affiliate, 51 U.S. Route 1, Suite M, Scarborough, ME 04074 or at Christmastime please give to the Toys For Tots campaign by the U.S. Marine Corps. Condolences to the family may be expressed at

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