Daniel Aaron Hughes, 36, went peacefully to his heavenly home on October 26, 2023, where his beloved dog, Sandi greeted him. Daniel graduated from Pulaski County High School in 2005 and earned his associate degree from New River Community College in 2009. He loved Hokie Football, Marvel Comics and WWE Wrestling.
Daniel was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Maury Shepherd, Lillian Dunnigan and Raymond Dunnigan and his paternal grandparents, Mary Edwards and Henry Hughes.
Left to cherish his memory are his parents Gary and Gwen Hughes, his brother Blake Hughes, sister-in-law Vickie Hughes, and nephews Eric and Evan. Also surviving him are his aunts and uncles Lynn and Butch Jackson, David and Betty Shepherd, Debbie Hughes, and Roger and Anita Hughes, along with many other extended family members.
Daniel is now free from the earthly constraints of his degenerative condition. He never lost his sweet, loving spirit. Being with family meant more to Daniel than anything.
The family will receive friends from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, November 1, 2023, at Fairlawn Baptist Church. Funeral services will begin at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Greg Harrell and Rev. Danny Collins officiating. Interment will follow at Highland Memory Gardens in Dublin.
In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to the National Niemann-Pick Disease Foundation (nnpdf.org), which has guided the family through this journey.
The family would like to thank the staff at Carilion New River Valley Medical Center.
The Hughes family is in the care of Mullins Funeral Home & Crematory in Radford. www.mullinsfuneralhome.com