Ryan Oliver Hughey, age 47, passed away on August 24, 2018 after a courageous battle with cancer. His last days were spent surrounded by the music that he loved, while being cared for by his loving family in their home.
Ryan was born on May 8, 1971 in Indianapolis, to Robert and Dallana (Page) Hughey. Ryan is survived by his parents; his brother, Brandon (Anne)Hughey; his brother, Clinton (Shawna) Hughey; his sister, Sarah Hughey; and 7 nieces and nephews.
Ryan received Christian baptism at the age of 15 at Hope Church in Indianapolis. Ryan achieved the distinguished rank of Eagle Scout in the Boy Scouts of America. Ryan was a veteran of the United States Navy. He was trained as an Emergency Medical Technician and served as a Naval Hospital Corpsman from 1990-1994.
Ryan loved his work at Interactive Intelligence. During his time there, he became a true professional. When they saw his peerless ability to break down complicated ideas and make them understandable to ordinary people, they promoted him off of the help desk and into education where he became an ambassador for the company around the world. It was a role that enabled him to travel, which we all know he loved to do.
Ryan lived a life of fearless adventure. He was passionate about traveling and inspired everyone around him to do the same. He truly saw the world, having visited 50 different countries in his lifetime. He traveled so much that he had to have additional pages sewn into his passport book. Ryan loved good food and experiencing other cultures.
Ryan loved music. He attended countless musical shows and festivals. Those that know him, know that he was a brilliant karaoke singer. His smooth voice and dynamic personality made him a karaoke master. He was also an avid vinyl collector. He collected nearly 7,000 records and could tell you about each one individually.
Ryan was generous and loyal. He was a bright light to anyone who knew him. He was a friend to everyone and had a way to make you feel like the most important person in the room. His enthusiasm for life was intoxicating. He was so witty and funny. He was devoted and loving to his family. He was “Uncle Beardy” to his 7 nieces and nephews who adored him. He was truly larger than life. Ryan Hughey was a one-of-a kind and this world will forever be changed by him and because of him.
Family and friends will gather on Saturday, September 1, 2018 at 2 pm in Hope Church, 2500 E. 98th St, Indianapolis where the Celebration of Life service will begin at 3 pm.
Memorial donations may be given in Ryan’s name to The Boy Scouts of America or the charity of your choice.
A tribute board will be available at the service for anyone who would like to bring a favorite photo or memento to share of Ryan.
Bussell Family Funerals is privileged to assist the family in arrangements.
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