Robert "Darrall" Hughes

1940 - 2021



Robert “Darrall” Hughes of Hermiston was born April 25, 1940 in Hermiston the son of Gwyn Lloyd and Orrel Jane (Campbell) Hughes. He passed away in Kennewick, WA on Saturday April 3, 2021at the age of 80.

Darrall grew up and attended school in Hermiston, graduating from Hermiston High School in the class of 1958. After high school, he served in the US Army for four years. He then worked at various jobs in the Hermiston area for several years. In 1973, he began his career at the Hermiston Liquor Store. He operated the liquor store for thirty-seven years, retiring in 2010.

Darrall enjoyed fishing, hunting, paint by numbers, playing spider solitaire, reading western novels and meeting for morning coffee with his friends. He loved his family dearly and enjoyed spending time with them. 

Darrall married Donna Barton on March 4, 1972 in Hermiston.

He is survived by his wife of forty-nine years, Donna; sons, Jim (Wendy) Hughes and Bob (Stephanie) Hughes; grandchildren, Cailey, Hunter, Brenton, Breeanna, Madeline and Kenzie; and several bonus grandchildren and great grandchildren; and many extended family members.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother and two sisters.

A Service will be announced at a later time. Burial will be in Hermiston Cemetery. Burns Mortuary of Hermiston is in care of arrangements.

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Jennifer McFaul Olsen

April 16, 2021 8:20 AM

Donna and Bob,

I am so sad to hear of Darrall's passing.  He was always so sweet to me and I am so sorry you have to go through this.  Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.  He will be sorely missed.

Jennifer McFaul


April 15, 2021 9:27 AM

I met Darrall through our morning coffee group. I really enjoyed those days and many conversations with Darrall. Learned about his life's adventures and his time in the service. He was always greeted by the group as "other brother Darrall" which was derived from the Bob Newhart show. I'll also miss his "Top of the Morning to You" as he entered the restaurant.
Rest in Peace Darrall and one day I'll meet with you on the other side.

Carole Ortega

April 14, 2021 7:00 PM

So sad to hear of Roberts passing. He used to stop and talk with us when he would come in the store to walk in the mornings. Such an awesome guy. Hugs and prayers to the family. So very sorry Jim. I first met your dad when we worked together all those years ago in electronics. Love and prayers to all.


April 13, 2021 11:11 PM

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Ed Plass

April 11, 2021 4:05 PM

I am so sad to hear of my good friend and classmate Darrall's passing.  He is one that I place at the top of his class.  He will be remembered as a great friend that was in a class of his own.  I will miss him greatly.

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