Ricky Lee Hughes
Ricky Lee Hughes
    Ricky Lee Hughes, 62, of Big Spring, died on Sunday, March 12, 2017 in a Fort Worth hospital.
    Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, March 16, 2017 at 14th and Main Church of Christ in Big Spring with Rick Cunningham and Clark Tatum officiating.  
    Interment will follow at Trinity Memorial Park.
    The family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Wednesday, March 15, 2017 at Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel in Big Spring.
    He was born on October 10, 1954 in Big Spring, Texas and married Leah Hughes on June 10, 1973.
    Ricky was a lifetime resident of Howard County and graduated from Sands High School in 1973. He was active in rodeo as a bull rider. He farmed in the Knott community over 25 years and owned Mr. Scrubbs Car Wash. Ricky enjoyed his time as a coach in the National League Baseball league. He also enjoyed hunting, golf, playing dominoes and all outdoor activities. He loved supporting his kids in their sporting events and any type of family activity, especially if it included eating.
    Survivors include his wife, Leah Hughes of Big Spring; one son, Wes Hughes and wife, Hailey, of Stanton; one daughter, Kara Crenshaw and husband, Bucky, of Big Spring; his mother, Joe Hughes of Ackerly; one sister, Connie Zant and husband, David, of Ackerly; five grandchildren, Colten Hughes, Brock Hughes, Londyn Hughes, Hannah Crenshaw and Hudson Crenshaw; four nieces and nephews, Jerrod Beall, Stuart Beall, Cal Zant and Hollie Epperson; and numerous cousins and friends.
    He was preceded in death by his father, Calvin “Bud” Hughes; and his grandparents, Henry and Inez Sample, Alvie Hughes and Audie Hatten.
    The family suggests memorials to the New Mexico Christian Children’s Home, 1356 New Mexico 236, Portales, New Mexico 88130; Medina Children’s Home, 21300 State Hwy. 16 North, Medina, Texas 78055; or Foster’s Home for Children, P.O. Box 978, Stephenville, Texas 76401.
    Arrangements under the direction of Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring.
    Online condolences may be made at: www.npwelch.com.
– Press-Reporter obituary services