Garland Bernard Hughes, 88, of Fort Oglethorpe, passed away on Thursday, October 18, 2018, at a local healthcare facility. He was born September 8, 1930, in Chattanooga, TN, to the late William and Verda Hughes. Mr. Hughes joined the U.S. Army when he was 17 years old and served for over 30 years. Over the course of his career in the military he worked in Aberdeen, MD and the U.S. Pentagon as a safety director. After retiring from the Army he worked for the state of Tennessee for 10 years. In his free time Garland loved to golf and spend time with friends and family. Garland is preceded in death by his first wife, Sue Falls Hughes, and second wife, Ramelle Hughes, and daughter, Marsha Blaylock.
Garland is survived by his wife, Peggy Hughes; daughter, Gail (Art “Buddy”) Peters, Rome, Ga; stepdaughter, Sherri (Randy) Miller, Valley, Al; sister, Joyce Bacon, Rossville, and Carolyn McElhaney, Chickamauga; grandchildren, Shane (Marie) Blaylock, Allen Peters, Sarah (Dan) Reynolds, Parker (Shelby) & Preston Steger and Kristen Miller; great-grandchildren, Zane, Abbey, Daniel, and David; many beloved nieces and nephews; and Garland’s beloved pet Lucy.
Funeral services will be held 1 PM, Monday, in the funeral home chapel with Dr. Keith McLeod and Rev. Charles McElhaney officiating.
Visit www.heritagebattlefield.com to share condolences with the family and view the memorial tribute.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Chattanooga.
The family would like to extend a special thanks to the staff of Rosewood Assisted Living, Hospice of Chattanooga, and Erlanger for their care and support.
The family will receive friends Saturday, 4-6 PM, and 1 hour prior to the service on Monday at Heritage Funeral Home & Crematory, Battlefield Parkway.