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William Bradley Hughes MD

April 26, 1930 ~ June 6, 2018 (age 88)
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Waterloo – Dr. William Bradley Hughes, MD died Wednesday June 6, 2018 at DeKalb Health in Auburn. He was born in Marion, in his mother’s bedroom, on April 26, 1930. His parents were Alfred and Icil Hughes who have both passed away as has a sister Brenda Swain. He was raised on a farm, three miles east of Gas City and attended Jefferson High School in Upland from the 6th grade through the 11th grade. He graduated from Mississinawa High School in Gas City, class of 1949. Bradley was in the Army Corps of Engineers during the Korean Conflict. Following his discharge from the Army he enrolled at Taylor University in 1954 and was graduated in 1959. He then entered medical school at Indiana University and was graduated in 1963. After graduation and internship at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne he began the practice of Family Medicine in Waterloo and after 34 years he retired in 1998. He was a member of AARP, ASA, ISMA, AMA and the DeKalb County Medical Society that he was very proud of. He recently reflected that “It was now time to hang up the White Coat that was the symbol that affirmed who I was. Long ago I gave up prescription pads, the stethoscope, the charts and etc., but I kept the White Coat given to me by Dr. Fred Smith when I was a sophomore in Pathology at IUMC. Wearing that coat, I really felt like a physician. I realize the white Coat is only a symbol, it’s what was in the white coat that really matters. I know I wasn’t perfect but I tried. The White Coat doesn’t have much of a role any longer but maybe it should.” Bradley married Eulalah King on October 13, 1950 in Anderson, IN and she survives in Waterloo. Also surviving are 2 daughters, Tonya Freed of Auburn and Tamra Worley of Prospect, KY. There are 4 granddaughters, Jody (Brian) Cox, Laura (Justin) Glaser, Christine Worley and Melissa Worley. 6 great grandchildren, Addison Freed, Keen Glaser, Kora Glaser, Paislee Cox, Emery Cox and Lola Cox. There is one sister, June Oyler, who still lives on the family farm outside of Gas City. Dr Hughes has donated his body to the Anatomical Education Program of the IU School of Medicine. The family will receive friends Monday June 11, 2018 from 2 to 4 PM at Feller and Clark Funeral Home, 875 South Wayne Street, Waterloo, IN. A Memorial Service will follow at 4 PM. The U. S. Army Honor Detail along with the American Legion Post 97 of Auburn will perform Military honors at the conclusion of the service Monday. They ask that any memorials given in Brad’s name be given to the DeKalb County Humane Shelter or Lakewood Park Christian School. To send condolences visit

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