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Richard Gary Hux, Sr., 74 of Mendenhall, MS passed away from his earthly home to his heavenly home on Friday, February 25, 2022, at his residence surrounded by his loving family. He was born Sunday, January 25, 1948, in Brookhaven, Mississippi.
Visitation will be held on Monday, February 28, 2022, from 12:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m. at Colonial Chapel Funeral Home at 3077 Simpson Hwy 13, Mendenhall, MS.
Funeral services will be held on Monday, February 28, 2022, at 2:00 p.m. at Colonial Chapel Funeral Home. The burial will follow in Hux Cemetery in Pinola, Mississippi with military rites and masonic rites. Brother Trent Sullivan will officiate. Colonial Chapel Funeral Home of Mendenhall is in charge of arrangements. 601-847-4401
If you knew Gary, then you know he was that rare type individual who would give you the shirt off his back. If he couldn’t say anything good about another person, he wouldn’t say anything at all.
Gary started taking guitar lessons around 1958 from a gentleman I remember as Mr. Ogletree, but he had a natural ability to play guitar that can’t be taught. I remember falling asleep on the couch listening to him practice or trying to stay awake to hear one of his bands like “The Red Tones” play in our carport for high school dances and party’s. Those gatherings of friends and relatives to play or just listen to the music continued his entire life and gave countless people memories that will never be forgotten.
Gary joined the army to proudly fight for our country in Vietnam. After he returned in 1969, he met the love of his life, and married Charlotte Graham. Gary and Charlotte moved from South Jackson to Mendenhall in 1976. While living in Mendenhall, Gary enjoyed being an active member of the VFW and the White Oak Masonic Lodge.
All his life he talked about building a recording studio, and that dream finally came true. Some of his customers could afford to pay him and others couldn’t, but that didn’t matter to Gary. He would work tirelessly for days to help anyone who wanted a recording whether they could pay him or not. Another goal Gary had was to become a pilot. He built and flew radio-controlled airplanes for many years. He finally completed his ground school and became a pilot when he performed his first solo flight in an Ultralight airplane on May 25th, 2002.
He was preceded in death by his father, William Carlton Hux, Sr.; mother, Gertrude Elizabeth Rich Hux.
Survivors include his loving wife of fifty-one years, Charlotte Graham Hux of Mendenhall, MS; sons, Chris Hux (Shelly) of Mize, MS, Ricky Hux of Mendenhall, MS, Bobby Hux (Velvet) of Vancleave, MS, and Frank Hux (Missy) of Hattiesburg, MS; daughter, Denice Hux of Madison, MS; seven granddaughters and five grandsons; one great-granddaughter and one great-grand baby on the way; brothers, Billy Hux (Carol) of Mendenhall, MS and Randy Hux of Mendenhall, MS; and a host of other family members and friends.
Pallbearers will be Chris Hux, Bobby Hux, Ricky Hux, Tyler Comans, Dawson Hux, and Sutton Hooks.