Dennis Edwin McHugh

Dennis Edwin McHugh joined Jesus in Heaven, on Friday, January 21st, 2022, at age 77.
 
Memorial services will be at 11:00 A.M., Saturday, January 29, 2022, in the Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.
 
He was born in Electra, TX on June 5, 1944, to Edwin and Billie McHugh. He grew up in Amarillo, TX with his parents and four siblings. In 1962, he graduated from the original Amarillo High School, and he married the mother of his four children the following year. He was an active member of his church for many decades, both as a boy and throughout his life. His faith and relationship with God and Jesus Christ were paramount to him, which he passed on to his children.
 
Dennis began his electrical career through a program with the IBEW (International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers) in the late 1960’s. He passed his Master Electrician’s license in 1985, and started his own business, Master Electric, as an Electrical Contractor in 1986. Master Electric is still in business today as Master E Networks and is owned by his son. Dennis was a member of several organizations over the years, including The Amarillo Rotary Club, NECA (National Electrical Contractors Association), and IBEW (International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers).
 
He coached several kid’s sports teams, both for his children and grandchildren, and went to all his children’s games, performances, and concerts. His family was always extremely important to him. He also coached, played and sponsored a men’s softball team for almost 2 decades, well into his 50’s. And he made several lifetime friendships on the field.
 
In 2000, he met his wife, June, at Paramount Terrace Christian Church in Amarillo, TX, and they were married on April 21, 2001. Throughout their nearly 21-year marriage, he built a strong relationship with June’s children and made a positive impact on their lives in many ways. Dennis and June really enjoyed traveling to many interesting places over the years including Cozumel, Nashville, Graceland, and Mt. Rushmore.
 
Though it was always particularly important to Dennis to work hard, he genuinely loved and enjoy life. He was an adventurous man with a love of the mountains. He traveled to his property on the Spanish Peaks in Colorado every chance he got, and he had a cabin in Angel Fire with his wife, June, as well. He loved taking motorcycle road trips with his brothers and son, and so many others joined along over the years.
 
He loved Jesus, coffee, music, pool, and Shiner Bock beer. Not necessarily in that order.
 
He was a Christian.
A dreamer.
A leader.
A tireless worker.
A fighter.
A lover of life.
An adventurer.
He was a teacher and sharer of wisdom.
And we were lucky to call him ours.
 
He is survived by his wife, June McHugh; a son, Mark McHugh and his wife Valisa; three daughters, April McLaughlin and her husband, Todd; Abigail White and her husband, Jacob; and Carrley Blankenship and her husband, Michael; a step-daughter, Ashley Rodriguez and her husband, David; a step-son, Brandon Pedersen and his wife, Courtney; 16 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Robert McHugh and David McHugh, and two sisters, Priscilla Brogden and Jessica Higley.
 
He was preceded in death by his parents, Edwin and Billie McHugh.
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8 Replies to “Dennis Edwin McHugh”

  1. Best boss I ever had! What a fine example of a real Christian. Not judgmental, just kind and loving. Dennis was a lifelong friend, everyone that knew him knows that. What a legacy he does leave behind. The eyes we have seen in Dennis are now looking at Jesus !
    Bless all his wonderful family with comfort and peace!

  2. So sad to hear about Dennis’s passing. Super guy and I love the family. It’s been several years since I have seen him but I have so many great memories.
    Blessings on the whole family. Praying for you all.

  3. You were blessed with a Great Husband, Father, Brother, Grandfather and for me a Friend! What a Great Guy! Rejoice and Thank the Lord for his Salvation for Dennis, as we will all spend Eternity together. Abide in His Peace as Dennis is in the arms of the Lord.
    Our Prayers of PEACE!

  4. Love and prayers for Dennis’ wife, June, and family and friends.
    God bless you with His peace and comfort and hope in Christ Jesus!
    Eddie McHugh, Carolyn, Nancy & Tommy

  5. Golly
    I’m so sorry for all
    Breaks my heart
    I thought the world of him
    Had a big heart for kids less fortunate
    Give my condolences to Mark and of course Ashley and all the other
    He was a good guy and made a difference in my life at a early age.
    RIP COACH

  6. I ran into Dennis in HomeDepot a couple of weeks ago. Had a great catch up visit. So thankful I did. He was a fine man and good friend. Love ya brother!
    Mick

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