Joel Edward Hughes


Last updated 9/16/2021 at 1:43pm

Joel Edward Hughes

Sept. 19, 1979 – Sept. 8, 2021

Joel Edward Hughes went to be with the Lord on Sept. 8th, 2021. He was born on Sept. 19, 1979 in Montclair Calif., moving to Newport, Wash. at the age of two. His family then moved to Spokane, Wash. for a few years, settling in Cheney, Wash. when he was seven. He attended Cheney schools from elementary school through graduation. He attained his baccalaureate degree at Washington State University.

Joel worked many years in retail, rising to management, and was recently working for the Spaghetti Factory with plans to attend Eastern Washington University for his master’s degree.

Joel enjoyed hiking, cooking, good music, and spending time with family, friends, and his cat buddy, Smokey.

Joel is survived by his mother Debra Showalter and Stepfather David Showalter, his father George (Diane) Hughes, Grandmother Eileen Showalter, brother Jesse Hughes, half-sisters Debra (Reed) Comire, Jenna (Sean) Felt, stepbrothers Ben (Kristen) Showalter, Matthew (Tracy) Showalter, and many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was preceded in death by his grandmother Agnes Hughes and his maternal grandparents.

A memorial service will be held at Cheney Funeral Chapel on Sat., Sept. 18th at 11:00.

If wished, donations in his name may be made to Path of Life at 103 E Indiana #B, Spokane, WA 99207, or Union Gospel Mission at 1224 E Trent, Spokane, WA 99202.

Cheney Funeral Chapel, Cheney, Wash. Online guest book at


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