Thomas  Hughes's Memorial

Thomas Hughes
(1927 - 1996)


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Name: Mr Thomas Hughes
Nick Name: Tom, Tommy
Gender: Male
Age: 68 years old
Lived: Saturday, 26 November 1927 - Sunday, 21 January 1996

My Story

Dad's story begins in Timpson, Texas in November of 1927, the youngest of 10 kids born to Thomas Pleasant Hughes Sr. and Mary Elizabeth Hughes. They were a very close, hard-working family.

Dad served in the US Navy during WWII. He was a very quiet, but highly intelligent man, and went on to earn a degree from Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas. He was hired by IBM right after college, where he retired after 30+ years of service.

He married Barbara Gage in December of 1960, and together they adopted me in November of 1969. Dad enjoyed being outdoors, camping and fishing. He was a very sweet natured, kind man and never had an enemy or a bad word to say about anyone. He adored my Mother and they were true soul mates. After his retirement, when I was 12, we moved from Houston back to Timpson where he grew up. He built our house himself and started his own fix-it business; working on air conditioning, plumbing, and other household repairs for people.

When my Mom fell ill with cancer he devoted himself to caring for her. He was so wonderful and did so much to make her happy and comfortable - even making a cooling device for their tent,  to make it possible to take her camping in Branson, Missouri while she was still able.

When Mom passed, I felt like the biggest part of my Dad went with her. He was so in love with her and he was lost without her. We lost him - I believe to a broken heart - just a couple years after her.

I am so proud of the man my Dad was, and I think I am a better husband and father because of him.

I love you Dad - and I miss you terribly.

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Good Morning Dad! I wish you could see how gorgeous it is here today!! I've been thinking of you and Mom a lot lately...
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I miss you Dad!! You would love the weather here today... and if you were here I could get you to fix my truck! I mis...
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Dad - I just miss you so much. I've been thinking about you and Mom so much lately. There's so much I want to be able...
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I forgot to mention, I joined the Patriot Guard to support our troops, and I ride with a memorial patch I had made fo...
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Miss you Dad! I really do hope you knew how very much I loved and respected you in life - and I hope somehow you know...
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I get sad sometimes because I live so far away from yours & Mom's resting place, so I created this page to have a pla...


Fathers Name: Thomas Pleasant Hughes Sr.
Mothers Name: Mary Elizabeth Hughes
Spouse's Name: Barbara Nell (Gage) Hughes
Children's Names: Step-children: Kathy, Glenn and Shannon and one child, Michael
Country of Birth: USA
Country of Residence: USA


Favourite Sport: Bowling
Favourite Music Genre: Country
Other Interests:
Building, Camping, Square Dancing & Family


Place of Passing: Nacogdoches, Texas
Date of Passing: 21 January 1996
Cause of Passing: Broken Heart
Type of Funeral: Military Honors
Place of Burial: Shady Grove Cemetary, Timpson, Texas
Funeral Location: Timpson, Texas
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