Carl Edward Hughes, 65, of Rockdale died suddenly on Friday, Sept. 11, 2020, in Rockdale.

Memorial services are set for Saturday, Oct. 3, at First Presbyterian Church in Rockdale with Rev. David Wilman officiating. We request mask be worn while attending the service.

Mr. Hughes was born Dec. 30, 1954, to Edward Wayne and Mabel Magdeline (Clatterbuck) Hughes in Hagerstown, Maryland.

He graduated from North High School in Hagerstown, MD. He attended Capital College in Laurel, MD, graduating Summa Cum Laude in 1991 with a degree in electrical engineering.

Mr. Hughes worked for Alcoa for 41 years, starting at the Eastalco plant in Frederick, MD, in 1977. In 2006, he moved to Rockdale Operations working there through the end of 2008. He then worked for Alcoa Corporate traveling to many plants in the U.S. and overseas until transferring to Point Comfort Operations, where he retired in 2017.

In 2018, Mr. Hughes began working for D.E.E.P. as a consulting engineer.

On Jan. 13, 2011, he married Ramona Butala in Rockdale.

Mr. Hughes was a member of the Rockdale Matinee Musical Club, active in Milam Community Theater and the Kay Theatre.

In Maryland, he was active in Glade United Church of Christ, a volunteer with the Alzheimer’s Association, and was captain of the Fire/Rescue in Hagerstown.

Mr. Hughes enjoyed fixing things, traveling and being a “cat dad” to a multitude of cats.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Edward and Mabel Hughes; and two infant siblings, Michael Wayne Hughes and Cathy Marie Hughes.

Survivors are his wife, Ramona Butala of Rockdale; three daughters, Jennifer Allen and husband Ray of Daniels, West Virginia, Beth Hughes-Ross of Daniels, WV, Rebecca Neely and husband Eric of Hedgesville, WV; a step-son, Bipin Butala and wife Sarah of Bloomington, Minnesota.

Also, nine grandchildren, Brett Allen of Hagerstown, MD, Christopher Allen of Daniels, WV, Hunter Allen (currently stationed in Kuwait with the U.S. Army), James, Wesley and Aaron Ross of Daniels, WV, Emily and Brady Neely of Hedgesville, WV, Olivia Butala of Bloomington, MN; and two great-grandchildren, Mason Allen and Colton Allen.

Rockdale Reporter

221 E. Cameron Ave
Rockdale, TX 76567