Jimmie C. “Jim” Hughes of Cuba, Missouri was born Monday, November 16, 1942 at Cuba, Missouri to the union of Hoyt and Viola (nee: Worley) Hughes and left from this life on Monday, June 10, 2013 at Cuba, Missouri at the age of 70 years.
During his marriage to Diane Michalik four children were born; James Joseph, Cheri Lynn, Carolyn Sue and Thomas Joseph.
After graduating high school, Jim went to work as a butcher. He then drove a truck for many years, owned a gas station on Old Rte. 66, owned an ice company, owned a custom meat packing house in the early 1990's and worked for the City of Cuba as maintenance in the construction department before retiring. In his spare time he enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, boating, being at the river, riding his tractor, gigging and just being outdoors.
Jim was always lending a helping hand to anyone and everyone and he never met a stranger. Jim would spend hours with his family having fish fries, cutting up deer meat and being with them at the river. Jim was very proud of being a dad and grandpa.
Jim was a loving son, father, father-in-law, grandfather, brother, brother-in-law, uncle, great uncle, son-in-law and friend to everyone. He will be truly missed by all who knew and loved him.
Jim is preceded in death by his parents Hoyt and Viola Hughes, son Thomas “Tommy” Hughes, three brothers Edward S., Bernie E. and Ervin Hughes, two sisters Patricia L. Hughes and Bonnie Litty-Stephens and other relatives and friends.
Those who are left to treasure his memory and to continue his legacy is his loving children James Joseph and wife Kelly Hughes of Steelville, Cheri Lynn and husband Terry Tune of Rolla and Carolyn Sue and husband Danny Sanazaro of Cuba, nine grandchildren Jordan, Lane, Catie, Lacey, Cameron, Braiden, Jenna, Jessica and Corey, four brothers Carl Hughes of Poplar Bluff, Missouri, Joe and wife Jackie Hughes, Arthur and wife Dixie Hughes and Paul and wife Lisa Hughes all of Cuba, three sisters Gloria and husband Jack Cavanaugh of Sullivan, Fern Powers of St. Louis and Barbara and husband Jim Palmer of Cuba, Jim’s second mom Helen Michalik of Cuba, nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, sister-in-laws, cousins and a host of other relatives and friends.
As per Jim’s wishes he was cremated and a Celebration of Life will be held on Sunday, June 23, 2013 at the Rafting Company starting at 12 Noon and continuing until everyone goes home. Please bring your pictures, stories and favorite memories of Jim to share with his family and friends. Also please bring your lawn chair, covered dish and favorite cold beverage.
The Mizell Funeral Home of Cuba is honored to be serving the Hughes family.