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Hughie Gene McPherson

PLAINWELL, MI - Hughie Gene McPherson, age 72, of Plainwell passed away on December 27, 2019 at his home.
Hugh was a 1965 graduate of Maple Valley High School where he excelled at football. A veteran, Hugh proudly served his country in the United States Air Force. Hugh ran an auto parts store and did excavating for many years before becoming an auto salesman for over 30 years.
An accomplished banjo player, Hugh could often be found playing at the Old Plank Road in Plainwell. Hugh was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed hunting and fishing. He loved animals of all kinds, especially his dogs and horses.
Hugh is survived by his significant other, Kris Newland; sons, Ryan (Diana Small) Allen and Aaron (Francine) Allen; grandson, Carter Allen; sister, Marylou (Ken) Heikka; nephew, John Heikka; close friends, Steve (Deb) Newland; Adrian (Mikey) Newland; Craig (Linda) Newland, and Nate (Tasha) Newland and former spouse, Janet Hill Pollard.
Hugh was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Ricky McPherson.
According to Hugh’s wishes, cremation has taken place and no services are planned at this time.
The family would like to thank all of the first responders for their care of Hugh. Please visit to share a memory or to leave a condolence message for Hugh’s family.

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