Thursday, August 20, 2015

John J. Hughes, Jr.

John Joseph Hughes Jr, born in Atlantic City, New Jersey on June, 21, 1928, died in his home in Apopka, FL on August, 19, 2015. His parents were John and Florence Lloyd Hughes. He was one of 8 brothers, all who have predeceased him, except for Michael Hughes, of Baltimore, Maryland., and he is also predeceased by his son, Anthony Joseph "Tony" Hughes (1984). He has a wife, Phoebe Anne (Walker) Hughes who he has been married to for 63 years, a son, James John Hughes, (wife, Carol Wilson), and their son John William. He has a daughter, Lee Anne Yarborough, (husband Joe), their son Jason James (wife Amanda Schreffler), and their 2 daughters, Annabelle and Emelia, and their daughter Courtney, (husband John Porter), and their daughter, Avery.

He proudly served 30 years in the United States Air Force, with 2 tours in Korea. After retiring from the AF, he worked 20 years for the US Postal Service.

John and Phoebe enjoyed woodworking and selling their products at many of the Central Florida area craft shows. They also did quite a lot of traveling thru the United States. John loved to play golf, and was a serious and loyal fan of the Dallas Cowboys. What he most enjoyed, was family gatherings and being with his 3 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. He was looking forward to meeting the 4th great grandchild in 2016.

John was extremely loved by all who knew his sweetness and he will be greatly missed.

The family will be receiving friends on Monday, August 24, 2015 from 6:00 until 8:00 pm at Dobbs Funeral Home., the wake service will be held at 7:00 pm.    A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, Apopka, at 10:30 am on Tuesday, August 25th, 2015  with Father Robert Kurber officiating.   Interment will follow at Highland Memory Gardens in Apopka with military honors.  The family requests in lieu of flowers donations can be made to Hospice of the Comforter  480 W. Central Pkwy Altamonte Springs, Fl 32714.

1 comment:

M Jones said...

I am sorry for your loss, please accept my sincere condolences. I hope you will find some comfort and strength in Jesus promise of the earthly resurrection(Acts 24:15)and the renewed Paradise earth, where death will be no more and no family will mourn the death of a loved one.-Revelation 21:3,4;John 5:28,29;Luke 23:43. May GOD(Psalms 83:18)grant you peace and comfort now, during this grievous time.Matthew 5:4.