Funeral services for Wally Hughes, 76 year old long time Buffalo resident who passed away Tuesday evening at the Amie Holt Care Center in Buffalo, will be held Monday, October 7th at 10:00 a.m. from the Harness Funeral Home Chapel in Buffalo with Reverend John Dyce officiating. Burial will be in Willow Grove Cemetery with graveside services to follow the funeral.
Wallace Hughes was born May 14, 1937 in Hammon, OK to Bessie (Cowart) Hughes and John Edward Hughes. He grew up and received his education in Buffalo. He graduated from Buffalo High School in 1955. After high school he attended Black Hills State College where he played football.
He was married to Deanna Poysnick on July 9, 1965 after a 6 week whirlwind engagement. They made their home in Buffalo where they raised four very active children. One of his loves was attending his children’s and grandchildren’s sporting events. In his earlier years, Wally worked all over the country on oil rigs. In 1968 he and his long time best friend and cousin, John Duane Waggoner, started their own water well drilling business Rangeland Water Well Drilling. In 1999 Wally retired. He and Deanna have lived in Buffalo most of their 48 years of marriage.
Wally always worked a great deal, but as a younger man he enjoyed bowling on a league at The Buffalo Bowl and bringing home peanuts for his children.
He is survived by his wife Deanna; daughters Brenda and her husband Lonni, Heather and her husband Matt; sons Wade and his wife Raquel and Brian; sisters Maggie Iberlin of Buffalo and Johnnie Bea Carnahan of Sheridan; grandchildren Haley and Kyle, Hannah and Amanda.
He was preceded in death by both of his parents.