Jack Albert Hughes, 87, passed away peacefully in his sleep on July 30, 2007, at his home in Valley Farms, Ariz.
He was born on July 28, 1920, in Roland, Okla. He and his twin brother were born into a family of three brothers and one sister.
Jack had many adventures during his lifetime; he married his bride, Faye Moore Hughes, 53 years ago, he served in the Navy on a hospital ship during WWII and he was always proud to let everyone know he was a member of the Cherokee Nation.
Jack farmed with Ewing Jones in Coolidge, he worked for the Pinal County Highway Department and he was a steelworker in Seattle, Wash.
Throughout his life Jack attended Baptist churches were he enjoyed teaching Sunday School and worshiping his Lord. He and his wife, Faye, enjoyed spending their retirement years between their residences in Seattle and Valley Farms, Ariz.
Jacks many interests included shopping at thrift and antique stores, gardening and the outdoors and a good game of dominoes. A few of his many collections included clocks and telephones. Jack was quite the jokester and always enjoyed a good laugh. It was often said of Jack that he never knew a stranger.
Jack will be greatly missed by his wife, Faye Moore Hughes; his daughter, Ann Doyle LeVan, of Arkansas; his grandchildren, Tony Doyle and Dana Doyle, of Oklahoma and Diana Williams, of Missouri; his niece, Robin Hughes; and his nephews, Raymond and Dan Hughes, of California; as well as many family members in Western Washington and throughout Arizona.
He was preceded in death by his sister, Mary Jones, of Coolidge.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Mt. View Baptist Church, P. O. Box 89, Darrington WA 98244.
A memorial service was held at 11 a.m., Aug. 11, at the First Baptist Church in Coolidge.
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