Saturday July 24th, 2021

Rod Hughes has passed away unexpectedly


My memory of Rod playing softball was when he was with the second resurgence of Steeles in the early 1990's and then later at Disney at the Major World Series absolutely mashing the ball and racking up the RBI's for Long Haul in the early 2000's.  He was a professional hitter.  May he rest in peace – DW




Rodrick (Rod) Hughes, 50, of Connersville, passed away on Wednesday, August 2, 2017 in Cincinnati, Ohio.

He was born on January 20, 1967 in Connersville, Indiana. He was the son of Randolph Hughes of Newport, Kentucky and Nancy Hensley of Connersville. 

He was a 1985 graduate of Connersville High School. Following his graduation, he served in the United States Navy. He had worked at Farm Bureau. He played softball for many years. He loved to play and watch sports. He also enjoyed cooking and eating.

Besides his parents, he is survived by two sons – Cameron Hughes of Indianapolis, Indiana and Holden Hughes of Connersville and a granddaughter – Kennedy Hughes of Liberty, Indiana. He is also survived by his sisters and a brother – Michelle (Steven) Williams of Liberty, Indiana, Scott Hughes of Connersville, and Amy (Ronnie) Ash of Connersville and many cousins, aunts, uncles and friends. In addition, he leaves behind a special friend – Jessi Wells – who loved and supported him. 

The funeral service for Rod will be held on Thursday, August 10, 2017, at 1:00 p.m. at the Urban-Winkler Funeral Home in Connersville. Friends and family may visit on Wednesday, August 9, 2017 from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Urban-Winkler Funeral Home.  Burial will be in Dale Cemetery.  To sign the online guestbook or to send the family a personal message, please visit

4 responses to “Rod Hughes has passed away unexpectedly”

  1. jay chasteen says:

    u know thats my picture….wonder what happened to rod

  2. Doug says:

    This gentlemen could literally smash a softball with the Steeles CU31 softball bat .

    RIP my friend !!!

    • Michelle Williams says:

      He was just awesome!!! And he was my brother. Would love to see more pictures if there are more out there.

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