Hugh Kelly Neugent, age 82, of Independence, VA passed away Sunday, May 17, 2020 at Alleghany Health in Sparta, NC.

He was born February 2, 1938 in Wythe County, Virginia to the late Elbert and Vergie Brown Neugent. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his stepfather, Allen Halsey; one sister, Anne Neugent Dillow; two sisters-in-law, Claudia Neugent and Gail Neugent. Hugh was a member of Elk Creek Christian Fellowship. He is survived by his wife, Jody Neugent of the home; two stepsons, James Hillenburg and wife Denise of Austinville, VA, Bill Hillenburg of Ivanhoe, VA; three brothers, Roger Neugent of Statesville, Jessie Neugent of Wytheville, VA, David Halsey and wife Dana of Elk Creek, VA; three sisters, Nancy Neugent of Elk Creek, VA, Blanche Settlers and husband Carlos of Sweetwater, TN, Janie Lowe and husband Virgil of Fancy Gap, VA; two step-grandchildren, Nicki Hillenburg and Darin Hillenburg; three sisters-in-law, Rita Hall and husband Arrie of Wytheville, VA, Rose Arnold and husband Harmon F. of Wytheville, VA, Margaret Porter and husband Jack of Ivanhoe, VA; several nieces and nephews also survive. The family will hold a memorial service at a later date. 

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