Billy E. Hughes, Jr.
December 27, 2005
It is with a heavy heart that I inform you of the passing of Billy Hughes. Billy died December 20, 2005, while visiting Alma, Arkansas. It appears he died in his sleep. He was only 57 years young. Billy was more than just a friend. Despite having serious health problems over the years, he always had a kind and giving spirit, and a wonderful gift to make you laugh. I will miss him like a brother. Billy was born November 28, 1948, in Los Angeles, California. The son of stunt man Bill Hughes and nephew of stunt man Whitey Hughes. He is survived by his wife, Aida; a son, Bill Hughes III; his mother, Sally Contreras; a sister, Monica McFarland; three brothers, Chris Hughes, Marshall Hughes and David Newlen; and four grandchildren.
Billy's first film was Ole Rex, released in 1961, followed by Stakeout, Posse From Hell, My Six Loves, Five Card Stud and Smoke In The Wind. His numerous television appearances include: Lassie, The Blue Angels, The Law and Mr. Jones, The Detectives, Shirley Temple Theatre, Gunsmoke, Window On Main Street, General Hospital, 87th Precinct, The Rifleman, Dr. Kildare, Day In Court, General Electric Theatre, Our Man Higgins, Wagon Train, The New Breed, Ben Casey, Wide Country, Laramie, Dennis The Menace, 77 Sunset Strip, The Twilight Zone, Leave It To Beaver, Arrest And Trial and The Human Comedy.
I know he'd been in contact with you over the years. He was quite fond of you, and was so very happy you were helping the "kids", with all you do.
(We thank David for informing us about Billy).