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Rocky Hughes

January 4, 1950 April 11, 2021
Rocky Hughes
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Rocky Hughes, 71, passed away April 11, 2021. A memorial service will be held on Sunday April 18, 2021 at 4:00 PM at the De Soto VFW, 33725 W. 84th St., De Soto, KS. There will be a greeting of family and friends from 3-4:00 PM. Private burial at Goodrich Cemetery, Linn County, KS.

In lieu of flowers, the family is asking for donations to go to Veterans Community Project, 8900 Troost Ave., Kansas City, MO 64131 or De Soto VFW, P.O. Box 54, De Soto, KS 66018.

Edwin Keith Hughes II, who everyone knew as "Rocky", was born January 4, 1950 to Euleta and Keith Hughes in Kansas City, MO. Rocky had three younger brothers-Mike, Todd and Mel. When Rocky was one, him and his parents moved to Alaska for a year then to Linn County, KS and finally settled in Merriam, KS where Rocky attended school. Rocky played football, basketball and baseball at Shawnee Mission North High School where he graduated from in 1968. He received a football scholarship, but after attending college a short while he decided it was time to serve his country in the military. In 1969, Rocky enlisted in the Marine Corps and was deployed to Vietnam in 1970. Rocky was promoted to Sergeant and spent 11 months in Vietnam. He was honorably discharged in 1975, but would remain a Marine for life.

Rocky had many occupations throughout the years. He was a police officer in Merriam and Leawood, a youth supervisor at the Johnson County Juvenile Detention Center, a carman for the Missouri Pacific Railroad, a security guard at Woodlands Race Track and a Millwright for Allied Signal Aerospace (Honeywell) from 1985 to retirement in 2014.

Rocky married the love of his life Pam Parr on January 16, 1981. His children are Joe (Wendy) Moore and Lindsey (Tony) Cirrintano. His ten grandchildren are Kaleb, Tyler, Kelsy, Josie, Cheyenne, Scout, Jonah, Knight, River and Journey.

Rocky was the best of the best. He loved God, his family and his country. He was loving, very dependable, creative and fun. He loved camping at the "little farm" with his brothers and later traveling and camping in a RV with Pam. He loved coaching his kids in sports and later watching his grandkids play sports. He was a kid at heart and spent many hours playing army men with his grandsons on the floor of his living room. He loved to read, he loved the outdoors, a good western, cowboy hats and boots and good food. He never knew a stranger and was a great storyteller. Rocky was an incredible husband, dad, father-in-law, son, son-in-law, brother and friend. He will be missed by everyone who had the privilege of knowing him.

On April 11, 2021, heaven gained an exceptional angel. Rocky passed away suddenly and unexpectedly while on a camping trip. His final moments were spent around a campfire with his wife and friends. He is preceded in death by his parents, grandparents, brother Mel, his in-laws and many other family members and friends. His family is taking comfort in knowing that he pain free and reunited with loved ones.

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Previous Events

Greeting of Family and Friends

Sunday

18

Apr

3:00 PM 4/18/2021 3:00:00 PM - 4:00 PM 4/18/2021 4:00:00 PM
De Soto V.F.W. Post 6654

33725 W. 84th Street
P.O. Box 54
DE SOTO, KS 66018

De Soto V.F.W. Post 6654
33725 W. 84th Street DE SOTO 66018 KS
United States

Memorial Service

Sunday

18

Apr

4:00 PM 4/18/2021 4:00:00 PM
De Soto V.F.W. Post 6654

33725 W. 84th Street
P.O. Box 54
DE SOTO, KS 66018

De Soto V.F.W. Post 6654
33725 W. 84th Street DE SOTO 66018 KS
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Goodrich Cemetery Final Resting Place

NE1/4 SW1/4 Section 28 Township 20 South Range 22 East
Goodrich, KS 66072

NE1/4 SW1/4 Section 28 Township 20 South Range 22 East Goodrich 66072 KS
United States

Memorial Contribution

De Soto V.F.W

33725 W. 84th
P.O. Box 54
De Soto, KS 66018

Veterans Community Project

8900 Troost Ave
Kansas City, MO 64131
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