Connor Avery Hughes
January 5, 2000 – January 11, 2021
Connor Avery Hughes of Austin, Texas, 21, passed away at Dell Seton Hospital Medical Center at the University of Texas, Austin Texas, January 11, 2021. Connor is survived by his father, Andrew Gregory Hughes, of Sarasota Florida; his mother, Karie Winfree and stepfather, Marcus Winfree; his stepsister, Emma Winfree and stepbrother, Graham Winfree, of Austin, Texas; grandmother, Linda Hughes, of Sarasota, Florida; grandmother and grandfather, Kitty and Alvin Schults of Midland Texas. He is also survived by numerous cousins.
Connor was preceded in death by his grandfather, Andrew Harris Hughes, of Brandon, Mississippi, and great-grandmother, Vivian Murdock of Enterprise, Alabama.
Connor was born January 5, 2000, to Karie and Greg Hughes in Atlanta, Georgia.
Connor brought much joy, love, kindness, and laughter to our family as he grew from childhood to adulthood. He was an athlete, who ran track and played football. He continued our family tradition with his love of Auburn Football. We enjoyed many years as a family yelling, “War Eagle”, during games. Connor was a talented classical guitarist and musician. He graduated from La Cueva High School in Albuquerque, New Mexico, in 2018. Connor chose to join the Army National Guard to “make a difference” by always putting others before himself. He graduated from basic training at Fort Leonard Wood, MO, in November 2019. Connor participated in COVID relief efforts in New Mexico providing supplies and water to people in need. Connor loved the mountains and nature and aspired to be a park ranger one day. He was the youngest manager at Mr. Car wash in Austin, Texas.
Connor wanted to make a difference with his life by participating in the organ donor program. Connor gave the gift of life to five other people.
A Graveside Memorial Service will be held on February 13, 2021 at 10 in the morning at Meadowlawn Cemetery, Enterprise, Alabama, with Dr. Ben Bowden officiating and Meadowlawn Cemetery directing.
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