In memory of John Hughes

John Hughes was born and raised in Bellevue, KY. After battling prostate cancer for the last 4yrs, John passed away at age 61 on May 16th surrounded by loved ones.

Thank you for considering donating to cancer research in honor of John Hughes. John was a good man, a strong man, a kind man with a great zest for life. His creative talents led him to a career in upholstery, his love for quilt making, and his passion for cooking and remodeling. He, most recently, was a valued employee at Party Source reaching many with his knowledge and sincerity. He always seemed to remember exactly what it was he recommended and inquire if they had liked it or not. He truly cared for his customers as if they were his own family. John spent most Mondays cooking up dinner with his kids and grandchildren. Those memories will be cherished for a lifetime. John was a fighter and maintained a positive outlook right up until the end. Even during his 4-year battle with cancer, he continued to be a positive influence for others. His love of life and energetic spirit will be missed by so many.

He leaves behind his wife, Marsha Allee Hughes; daughters: Jasmine Hughes, Jade (Adam) Stanford, and Jessica Hughes, and Erica Allee; granddaughters: Brielle, Sutton and Thea Stanford; siblings: Tom (Carol) Hughes, Linda (Bob) Zimmer, Mary Hughes, Margaret (Bob) Krimmer, Jim Hughes, Bud (Maybelle) Hughes and Charlie (Kate) Hughes, and many nieces and nephews. John was preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Bernice Ross Hughes; brother, David Hughes; and sister, Rosella Latoof.

John had an easy way about him and an ability to strike up conversations with total strangers. He was appreciated by many and will be remembered for how he positively touched so many lives.

I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. Now there is in store for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award to me on that day – and not only to me, but also to all who have longed for His appearing.

~ 2 Timothy 4:7-8