David Allen Hugg, 66, of Paris, finished his journey on Earth at 7:50 p.m. Monday, May 13, 2019, at Pleasant Meadows Senior Living, Chrisman.
A celebration of life service is noon Friday, May 17, at Templeton Funeral Home. Burial follows in Franklin Cemetery, near Chrisman. Visitation is from 10 a.m. until the service time Friday at the funeral home.
Mr. Hugg was born Aug. 2, 1952, at Paris, the son of the late Charles and Jean Myers Hugg. He first married Vicki Johnson, and to this union were born two children, Mike (Tammy) Hugg of Lovington and Lisa Hugg (David Duchow) of Charleston. He later married Jean Freeze Newcomer Dec. 8, 1990, at Henderson, Ky., and she survives. This union brought two more young ladies into his life, his wife’s daughters, Kelly (Dan) Lynch and Lori Young, both of Paris.
He is also survived by grandchildren and great-grandchildren, Kayla (Dakota) Metcalf and their daughter, Charlee, of Eau Claire, Wis., Leah Hugg of Lovington, Lee William (Kim) Cottle of Redmon, Seth (Meghan) Berry and their children, Layla, Simon and Deacon of Grainger, Ind., Alex (Molly) Berry and their daughter, Gemma, of Decatur, Kelsey (Greg) Balch and their daughter, Mila, of Indianapolis, Ind., and Kassady Merritt of Paris; sister-in-law, Ann (the Rev. Doug) Blair of Henderson; brother-in-law, Bob Freeze of Terre Haute, Ind.; sister-in-law, Jackie Hugg of Terre Haute; several nieces and nephews; many wonderful friends; and his caregiver and best buddy for the last three months who was with him to the end, Mary June McCool of Georgetown.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Donnie Hugg; a sister-in-law, Amy Freeze; and several other family members and friends.
Mr. Hugg was a graduate of Paris High School. He was proud to have served his country in the United States Navy. He played trumpet in high school and put this talent to use while in the Navy.
He was involved with farming all of his life. He was a farmhand, worked at a fertilizer plant as a service man and was in management when he left to farm independently.
Mr. Hugg was happiest when he was outside either working in the field or just being on his lawnmower doing the mowing in summer. He took up golf and enjoyed spending time with his buddies playing the local courses.
The family thanks the staffs of Pleasant Meadows Senior Living and Lincolnland Hospice for the care given to Mr. Hugg.
Memorial donations may be made to Antioch Faith Outreach Church of Paris.
Online condolences at www.templetonfuneralhome.com.