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Paul Floyd Laurence Hughes Jr.

Paul Floyd Laurence Hughes Jr. March 26, 1969 – March 15, 2020

Paul Floyd Laurence Hughes Jr., 50, of Cottage Grove, passed away on March 15, 2020 from cancer.
He was born on March 26, 1969 in Cottage Grove to parents, Paul F. and Anita (Ward) Hughes Sr. Paul graduated from Cottage Grove High School in 1987 and received a bachelor’s degree in sociology from the University of Oregon. Paul married Kathleen L. Broyles on July 1, 1995 in Cottage Grove.
Paul began his career with the fire department as a volunteer, serving for a number of years before being hired as a professional. During that time, he received two Volunteer Firefighter of the Year awards. He served as a firefighter and EMT for the South Lane County Community Fire & Rescue for over 25 years retiring as the Division Chief and receiving multiple fire department awards during his tenure.
He enjoyed spending time with his family and his fire department community, camping, shooting and target practice with family and friends.
Paul is survived by his loving wife Kathleen Hughes; his children, Joshua Larimore Hughes and wife Danielle, Brianna, Lacey, Brandon, Donald, Chad, Noah and Peter Hughes; his parents, Paul and Anita Hughes; brother Jeff Hughes and wife Jennifer and eight grandchildren.
An open house will be held from 1 – 5 p.m. on Saturday, March 21 at Paul and Anita Hughes home, 32515 Howard Loop, Cottage Grove. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. Arrangements in the care of Smith Lund Mills Funeral Chapel.
Interment at Fir Grove Cemetery.



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