John Gordon Hughes passed away Sept. 10, 2019, in Coppell at the age of 87. He was born to Marion Sylvester Hughes and Hester Adams Hughes in Paris.
He graduated from Kaufman High School and served in the National Guard for eight years. John married Mary Louise Elzner in September 1953, and joined the Dallas Fire Department, retiring as Battalion Chief.
They lived in Kaufman then moved to Cedar Creek Lake, where they lived for 37 years. He was involved in many charitable organizations, including the Knights of Columbus, where he was a third degree knight.
He was preceded in death by his eldest daughter Holly Hughes and his youngest brother Carl D. Hughes.
John leaves his loving wife Mary Elzner Hughes and two of his three children Susan Custer and husband Michael Custer of Coppell and Russell Hughes and wife Amy Hughes of Trinidad, brother Marion “Ubi” Hughes and wife Lydia Hughes, sister Cinda Nowiski, five grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
Services were held at St. Ann Catholic Church in Kaufman. Memorials may be made in John’s name to St. Jude Children’s Hospital at www.stjude.org or the Alzheimer Foundation at www.alzfdn.org.