William “Greg” Gregory Hugo, age 60 of Neodesha, Kansas passed away on Monday, May 22, 2017 in Independence, Kansas.
Celebration of Life Services will be held Tuesday May, 30, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. at the Neodesha Municipal Airport with Bob Casino officiating. Burial will follow at the Mound Valley Cemetery under the direction of the Loran Fawcett Chapel of Neodesha, KS. Inclement weather location: Neodesha Civic Center.
Visitation hours will be held from 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Monday, May 29, 2017 with the family receiving friends from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Loran Fawcett Chapel.
Greg was born August 30, 1956 in Wichita, Kansas to William E. and Juanita M. (McMurray) Hugo. He grew up in Parsons, Kansas before graduating from the Independence High School in 1976. Greg then graduated from Coffeyville Vo-Tech as a certified Auto Mechanic/ Auto Body Technician. He received his pilots license from Spartan School of Aeronautics, as well as his Powerplant Technician license. Later he received his Airframe license.
On November 6, 1980 Greg married Johnna Rowden in Bartlesville, Oklahoma where the couple made their home for five years before moving to Wichita, KS. Greg worked at Beechcraft and built engine reduction drives for Javelin in Augusta, Kansas. The couple moved to Neodesha in 1993 where he worked for Kansas Aviation and the Chanute Airport. Greg was owner and operator of Bud’s Janitor Supplies since 1996.
Survivors include his wife Johnna Hugo of the home; mother Juanita Hugo of Tulsa, Oklahoma; one son William “Bill” Gregory Hugo Jr. of Caney, Kansas; two daughters Kimberly Hugo-Norton of Neodesha, Kansas and Kelly Sabol of Pittsburg, KS; one sister Verna Selvidge of Sperry, Oklahoma; five grandchildren Kolby Hugo, Brendan Arnold, Katie Arnold, Drew Elrod and Brynlee Elrod.
Greg was preceded in death by his father William "Bud" E. Hugo, sister Juanita "Tookie" Lay and son in law Aaron Norton.
We're so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Justin, Larissa, Willard and Malerie ScammeyOrlando, FL
Johnna, Kimbery and Kelly
Our prayers are with you and your family, Greg will be missed dearly.
I keep thinking back of Greg asking me to go out flying with him out at the Bartlesville Airport. He was so careful doing the pre check and he would explain in detail to me exactly what he was looking for. We would take off in that Cessna and go to one of the surrounding towns in Oklahoma or Kansas.
Greg loved Kansas, he also loved the band Kansas and ZZ Top. We remember the Baja Bug, he loved working on it.
Many Wonderful times, many Great times with the Hugo's
Your friends Jim & Susan
Jim & Susan HuettenmuellerBartlesville, OK
My thoughts and prayers are with you during this time. I will always remember Greg as a kind and gentle man who adored his wife and loved his family. God bless and keep you strong. I love you all. Aunt Nora
Nora CastlemanShell Knob, MO
I am so heart broken over your loss.
Please know that you and the children are always in my thoughts.
Love, Betty (Nana)
Betty McGintyBoulder City, NV
Our deepest sympathies. So very sorry for your loss.
Scott & Debra SmithMountain View, OK
So Sorry for your loss. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers in this difficult time. Love you guys so much.
Shelly RaidaThayer, KS
I cannot begin to tell you all what you mean to me. I love you all so much and my heart aches for you. I am always, always, always here for you at the drop of a hat, no matter what! You meant the world to me. Love, Tina
Tina RomineCoffeyville, KS
Greg was a great person, friendly to everybody and he always had a story to tell. We will miss him and his smile.
Montgomery County Public WorksIndependence, KS