Terrance P. “Terry” Hughes

Terrance P. “Terry” Hughes

May 24, 1945 – October 9, 2018

50-plus-year owner of Terry Hughes Tree Service.  Preceded in death by parents, Elmer and Louella; brother, Tom; sister, Colleen Roberts.  Survived by wife, Gayle; son, Stacy (Tracy Tylkowski); brother, Denny (Mary) of Blair, Nebraska; numerous nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends on Friday, October 12th from 5pm to 7pm at the West Center Chapel, followed by VIGIL SERVICE at 7pm.  MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL:  Saturday, October 13th at 10am at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Springfield, Nebraska.  Interment: Calvary Cemetery.

Memorials are suggested to Holy Name School or Siena/Francis House.



  • Dennis Robey,long time banker Posted October 11, 2018 6:14 am

    Very sorry,way to soon

    • Linda Briley Posted October 13, 2018 9:10 am

      My sympathies go out to you Gayle and Stacy and family. He will be missed. Peace be with you and RIP, Terry.

  • Sam Murante Posted October 11, 2018 8:49 am

    i will miss you. i called and left you a message yesterday when i drove out of my daughter driveway i saw another of your big rigs and called to tease you and ask how you were doing. i was late. sorry big boy

  • Mike and MargeGaughan Posted October 11, 2018 10:51 am

    Our thoughts and prayers go to Gayle and Stacy. We have great memories of Terry as friend, former neighbor and a guy with a heart of gold. Rest In Peace, Terry.

  • Bruce Rempe Posted October 11, 2018 6:18 pm

    So sorry for your loss he will be missed , what a great guy, gone wat to soon.

  • Rob Crick Posted October 11, 2018 6:54 pm

    Shocked to hear of Terry’s passing. He and his team have been taking care of my trees for a number of years. From bag worms to Emerald Ash borer, to storm damaged trees, his diagnosis and advice was always spot on — and very much valued. And as a added bonus, he always took the time to just “chat” awhile about current events, the weather, the latest developments in tree and shrub care — it didn’t really matter — he just made me feel like a friend as much as a customer. Many in the service industries could learn a lot about customer relations from Terry. Condolences to the family. May God bless you during this trying time.

  • Conni-Jo Gatrost Posted October 12, 2018 9:44 am

    I am so sorry to hear of your loss. There are no spoken words that can make this feel better. Just know that all of us at Enfield’s Tree Service are sending heart felt hugs to you, your family, and the Hughes organization.

  • John Murphy Posted October 12, 2018 10:02 am

    Stacy and family,
    Your family is in my thoughts and prayers. Your dad was as cool as they get when you are a kid!
    Great memories! Sunset speedway, Boy Scout camping trips always a good time. Terry was a kind and generous man. Rest in peace. JM

  • Andrea Campbell Posted October 12, 2018 10:20 am

    Sorry to hear of your loss. Prayers for peace for you and your family.

  • Norma Jaen Posted October 12, 2018 10:35 am

    Gayle and Stacy I’m so sorry for your loss. I can not even think of a world without Terry in it. He was such a big presence. My prayers go out to you and yours as you trudge this road.

  • Chip Doolittle Posted October 12, 2018 11:01 am

    Hi Terry family. Sorry to hear of Terry’s passing. He’s been in the Arborist world in Omaha before I got in. I’ll miss that hat, the cigar and the smile I always got from him.

  • Linda Roberts Posted October 12, 2018 12:32 pm

    My Uncle Terry was a great man! He had a big heart and was always helping someone out. He touched so many lives. He is at peace in Heaven now with our family. I love you uncle! God bless you!

  • Mike McDermott, Loveland Grass Pad Posted October 12, 2018 8:00 pm

    We are saddened to hear of Terry’s death and send our prayers and condolences to the family.
    He set a high standard for himself and all those around him. “The Lord will raise him up on eagles wings,
    bear him on the breath of dawn and make him to shine like the sun”

  • Mike McDermott, Loveland Grass Pad Posted October 12, 2018 8:04 pm

    We are saddened to hear of Terry’s death and send our prayers and condolences to the family.
    He set a high standard for himself and all those around him. May the angles fly to greet him and
    the Lord console those who grieve his passing.

  • Linda Briley Posted October 13, 2018 9:12 am

    Sympathies to Gayle and Stacy and family. Peace be with you. RIP Terry. Gone to soon!

  • Tom Scheibeler Posted October 13, 2018 10:32 am

    Known Terry for over 25 yrs, as now retired Building and grounds Maintenance Supervisor for Holy Cross Catholic Parish, many great talks with him, He was one of the most generous people I’ve ever known… he made an effort to come say hi every time he’d see me.
    Memories of …for years him inviting me to breakfast, at Petrows any morning…..and you’d of thought he give up asking, but never did and regretfully I never took him up on the offer. Until we meet again my friend, keep the offer open RIP Big T!

  • Pat Klitzke Posted October 13, 2018 9:30 pm

    Was shocked to hear of Terry’s passing. A great guy gone too soon RIP Terry. Many prayers to Gayle & Stacy. & his many friends. My husband Tom always spoke highly of Terry. Many memories. Growing up in the Holy Name Parish. Will always have a color book to replace the one Tom & Terry talked about.

  • Sue and Phil Mininni Posted November 8, 2018 1:42 pm

    Gayle and Stacy: So sorry to hear of Terry’s passing. We are still in your house on Leavenworth we bought back in 1986. I’ll never forget him letting us move in before everything was “official “ because it was right before Christmas and he didn’t want my kids to miss out on having a tree. RIP Terry.

  • Mark Stephen Vana Posted June 10, 2023 4:19 am

    My belated and sincerest condolences. When I was 16 years old ((1971) I worked for Terry in his tree service. Terry was kind of a nut sometimes, never a dull moment, and was actually kind of fun to work for. Lots of sweat, a little blood, and lots of laughs. Memories that put a smile on my face. RIP

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