He was born in a house on State Road 42 on Nov. 1, 1919, to the late John Albert Hughes and Rachel Ellen Buckle Hughes.
He attended Wools School and Staunton High School where he played basketball and graduated in 1939. On May 10, 1942, he was united in marriage to Marian Elizabeth Buchholz.
As a boy and young adult, Guy worked in the family apple orchard and eventually took over the ownership of Hughes Apple Orchard. Besides the apple business, he was a farmer and a welder at Amax.
He was a member of Berea Christian Church where he served as Sunday School Superintendent, deacon and teacher. He enjoyed reading the Bible and talking to family, friends and even strangers about God's Word. If you had ever met Guy, he had talked to you about your salvation.
Guy enjoyed working, traveling on family vacations, visiting the Holy Land and spending time with family and friends. His goal was to be a good father and grandfather to his children and grandchildren. He succeeded through his instruction and example.
He will be lovingly remembered and deeply missed for his strong spirit, sense of humor, and devotion to his family.
Guy was preceded in death by his wife in 1987, his son Joe Hughes in 2004, his mother, his father, his sister Betty Hughes, his sister Nina Pierce and her husband John, his wife's parents Robert and Lola Buchholz, and several brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law.
He is survived by three children and their spouses, Charlotte and Willard Hayes, Howard and Katrina Hughes, Leah and Martin Schuch, by his daughter-in-law, Sherri Hughes, and by his brother Gayle and wife Lois Hughes. He is also survived by his ten grandchildren and their spouses, Tim and Pam Hayes, Sally and Kent Bass, Aaron and Lori Hughes, Allyson and Jason Slesinski, Andy and Amber Hughes, Heidi Schuch, Taylor Schuch, Abby Hughes, Kelsie Hughes, and Kyle Hughes. His seven great-grandchildren are Daniel Hayes, Hannah Hayes, Darcy Bass, Damon Bass, Ashley Hughes, Libby Hughes, and Joslyn Slesinski. He is survived by brothers-in-law and their wives, Virgil and Netta Buchholz, Melvin and Gerry Buchholz, Paul Mishler, and sister-in-law, Agnes Buchholz, and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held Friday, Jan. 4, 2008, at 11 a.m., at Lawson-Miller Chapel with Pastor Rick Wetnight officiating. Burial will follow in Clearview Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday, Jan. 3, 2008, from 4-8 p.m., and prior to services on Friday.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be given to Carbon Baptist Church, where his son Howard is the minister or to the ALS Association of Indiana to help research the disease that took the life of his son, Joe.