Arthur McKinley Hughett age 87, of Robbins, Tennessee, departed this life on Saturday, June 10, 2017 at his home with his family and friends by his side. He was born February 12, 1930 in Barbourville, Kentucky, the oldest of nine children born to the late Dillard and Charleen Lewallen Hughett. Arthur was a member of the Elgin Church of Christ and attended faithfully until his health started to decline in late January.
Arthur was an inspiration to many, especially his brothers and sisters. He loved people and never forgot them. He had many families, his immediate family, his church family and his SAI family since 1999. In his younger days he was an avid Robbins Hawks basketball fan and attended most of the home games. He was honored when they named the gym in the old Robbins High school after him. He never thought he was handicapped, never complained, always happy and tried always to bring cheer and laughter to all he met.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his grandparents, Joe and Vertie Thompson Lewallen and Jerry and Elizabeth Newport Hughett; brothers: Paul Norman and Curtis Grant; sister: Sylvia Clarace; brother-in-law: Conley Freels.
He is survived by brothers: Jerry and wife Phyllis of South Amhurst, Ohio, Bobby and wife Dorothy of Robbins; sisters: Linda Warner and husband Mike of Monroe, Georgia, Liz Freels and the late Conley Freels of Sunbright, Clorine and Norm Losey of Winfield; aunts: Jewell Byrd of Huntsville and Naomi Sexton of Helenwood; uncles: Elmer and wife Sharon, Roscoe and wife Joanne of Robbins and Woodrow and wife Charleen of Huntsville; several nieces, nephews and a host of relatives and friends.
The family will receive friends for visitation from 5:00 P.M. until 7:00 P.M., Tuesday Evening, June 13, 2017 in the Chapel of Four Oaks Funeral Home in Huntsville. Funeral service will be at 10:00 A.M., Wednesday Morning, June 14, 2017 at the Elgin Church of Christ with Stan Day, Jim Day and Jerry Carmichael officiating. Burial will follow in the Lewallen Cemetery on the Ridge Road in the Brimstone Community.
Pallbearers will be family and friends.
Four Oaks Funeral Home of Huntsville is in charge of the arrangements for the family of Arthur McKinley Hughett.