Howard Peyton Hughes Jr., age 70, passed away peacefully on September 27, 2018 at his home in Mount Pleasant, Texas. He was born on October 31, 1947 in Teauge, Texas to Howard Hughes Sr. and Naomi Jean McKnight Hughes.
Mr. Hughes served in the United States Army during Vietnam which he did proudly, and also received the Bronze Star. Howard was married to the love of his life Darlene Lott Hughes for 51 years, and they had three wonderful children. Mr. Hughes loved his God, family, as well as his country, which he served them well. He wanted everyone he came in contact with to hear about God. He loved to play his guitar and sing alongside his children. He will be missed but gladly blessed to know he is in no more pain. We all will see him again very soon. He was a member of Dellwood Park Assembly of God Church in Mt. Pleasant.
He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Darlene; daughter LaDonna Toney and husband Gary of Cookville, TX; son Howard Hughes III and wife Cora of Pittsburg, TX; son Jefferey Hughes and wife Mandy of Cookville, TX; grandchildren Kelsey Macke and husband Daron of Denton, TX, Clint Toney of Dallas, TX, Alexa Hughes of Mt. Pleasant, TX, Ryan Hughes and Bradlee Hughes of Cookville, TX; mother Naomi Jean Hughes of Fairfield, TX; brother Joe Hughes and wife Janice of Buffalo, TX; sister Shirley Lott of Fairfield, TX; sister Betty Heil and husband Royce of Fairfield, TX; cousin Arnita Stanton of Buffalo, TX; mother-in-law Raye Lott of Fairfield, TX; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his father Howard Peyton Hughes Sr.
A visitation will be held on Sunday, September 30, 2018 at Curry Welborn Funeral Home from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM. A funeral service will be held on Monday, October 1, 2018 at Curry Welborn Funeral Home at 2:00 PM. Interment to follow at Blodgett Cemetery.