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Hugh Moxley

June 2, 1932 — February 11, 2024

Hugh Moxley

Hugh Moxley, a man of many accomplishments and deep-rooted principles, passed away on February 11, 2024, in Wichita, Kansas. He was born on June 2, 1932, in Nortonville, Kansas.


Hugh's life was marked by resilience and success across various fields. After graduating from Wichita High School East in 1950, he embarked on a promising baseball career with the Brooklyn Dodgers organization. As a talented pitcher, he climbed the ranks to AA baseball before an unfortunate injury cut short his time on the field. Undeterred by this setback, he redirected his passion and energy towards other endeavors.


Hugh found himself working for Lustercraft plastics in Wichita, where he contributed his skills to plaster pattern work for the aircraft industry. Later, he joined Oliver Elliott and the National Sales organization, steadily rising through the ranks to eventually become the president and general manager of Drumco, a steel drum reconditioning plant.


Through his work at Drumco and its association with Universal Motor Fuels, Hugh caught the attention of C.V. Maloney and his sons. They sought his expertise to build and operate a cutting-edge full-service car wash on East Kellogg in Wichita. On September 6th, 1966, Hugh and this esteemed organization proudly opened the flagship Red Carpet Car Wash East. Two years later, they established General Equipment Company—a regional turnkey carwash development entity offering site selection, design services, construction oversight, and operational guidance.


In 1982, Hugh became the sole owner of both entities after successfully developing nine Red Carpet Car Wash locations that he owned and operated himself. Additionally, he developed sixty other car wash locations for different owners. With pride in his achievements and after years of hard work and dedication to his business’s growth, Hugh decided to sell them in 2003 and gracefully retired.


Beyond his professional pursuits and entrepreneurial spirit lay a man cherished by his family and friends. Hugh was a beacon of love, affection, and cemented principles. Cyrilene, his wife, fondly recalls him as a true gentleman who always looked after her with unwavering care. Their compatibility extended beyond the boundaries of their home, as they embarked on numerous adventures together. They explored all corners of the United States, driving to every state that was reachable by road. Their shared travels also took them on enchanting cruises to Alaska, Hawaii, the Mediterranean, and an unforgettable driving trip through Europe. These memories were etched in Cyrilene's heart as some of the best times spent together.


Mark, Hugh's son, reminisces about their shared passion for fishing. Fishing became a cherished pastime that solidified their bond while creating enduring memories. From picturesque Colorado to Texas's Toledo Bend and Lake Fork, from the scenic Keys in Florida to countless Kansas farm ponds—they ventured near and far in search of angling delights. The joy they derived from each other's company while angling was immeasurable.


Hugh possessed an infectious spirit that radiated happiness and optimism. Ever appreciative of life's blessings, he warmly extended a helping hand to others whenever called upon. Pranks and humor brought him immense delight—the camaraderie he shared with family and friends enriched his soul.


Education played a crucial role in shaping Hugh's character and providing him a solid foundation for his endeavors. His time at Wichita High School East and studies through Dale Carnegie equipped him with valuable knowledge and lifelong friendships.


While success echoed through various chapters of Hugh's life, his proudest accomplishment resided in building a thriving company capable of providing well for his family. This achievement challenged him every step of the way—an accomplishment highlighting his resilience, determination, and unwavering commitment to those he loved.


Hugh was preceded in death by his parents, Cedric and Mary, brother, Jack, first wife, Phyllis Joan and son, Mike.


He is survived by his loving wife Cyrilene; brothers Harry, Ralph, and Kent; son Mark (Nancy); stepchildren Pamela Ammar (Alex), Chris Clancy (Becky), and Lisa Clancy; grandchildren Dana Klaassen (Brent), Grant Moxley (Courtney), Mariah Moxley (Chris Blair), Max Moxley (fiancée Allie Lindwall), and Kaleigh Clancy Bull (Dennis) Alex S. Ammar, and Chad Ammar (Erica); great-grandchildren Connor, Keaton, Mason, Tripp, Gage, Olivia, George, Charlie, and Vienna; as well as nephew Bruce Moxley.


Hugh's memory will forever be etched in the hearts of his family and friends. His legacy of hard work, resilience, love for the outdoors, and commitment to those he held dear will continue to inspire generations to come.


A funeral service will be held at 10:00 am, Monday, February 19, at Eastminster Presbyterian Church. A reception for family and friends will immediately follow at the Cozine Life Events Center. 



Memorials have been established with:


Meals on Wheels

200 S. Walnut

Wichita, KS 67213


His Helping Hands

1441 E. 37th St. N. 

Wichita, KS 67219

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