Mr. William Alfonzo Hughes Jr., 64, passed away at his home in Cape Charles, on Dec. 9, 2020.
Mr. Hughes was born in Cape Charles to William A. Hughes Sr. and the late Mary V. Hughes. As a child, William developed a love for the outdoors, becoming an avid hunter and fisherman. His skills, reputation, and sheer love of these sports led many others to seek him out to enjoy these activities with him. William worked at Bayshore Concrete and retired after 40 years of service.
William was known for being a man of his word, with an appreciation for life that was infectious and strongly defined by family values. He chose to stay close to his parents and to raise his family on the Eastern Shore. He married the love of his life, Sharman, and during their 45 years of marriage, raised two children.
He was a loving son, brother, husband, father, and friend. William took many under his wing. He was always warm and welcoming as evidenced by the men and women from his Bayshore family/crew, his hunting brothers/crew, and many other men, women, and children from the county and beyond that he encountered and invited in. All were welcome.
William Jr. is survived by his loving and dedicated family: his wife, Sharman Goffigon Hughes; his son, William A. Hughes III (Shawnte); his daughter, Latoya R. Hughes; his niece/daughter, Tiffany N. Hughes; his grandson, Braylen E. Hughes; his father, William A. Hughes Sr.; his mother-in-law, Barbara Johnson; three siblings, Carol See (Don), Inez Hughes, and Merry Wiley (Troy); and a host of uncles, aunts, cousins, other extended family, and friends who love him dearly. He was predeceased by his sister, Unez Meschelle Hughes.
Home going services were held at the residence of William Hughes Sr. on Friday, Dec. 18, 2020.