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August 5, 2008

Joe F. Hughes

Joe F. Hughes

Funeral Services for Joe F. Hughes, 85, of Chickasha were held Monday, August 4, 2008 at the Ninnekah Baptist Church at 10:00am, with Brother Joe Day officiating.

Joseph F. Hughes was born July 14, 1923 in Grandfield , Oklahoma the son of Noah and Francis Craighead Hughes. He died Friday August 1, 2008 in Chickasha .

Joe moved to Amarillo , Texas at a young age. He started driving a truck at age seventeen and would do so until retirement. He married Betty Webb on November 14, 1943 in Amarillo , Texas . He served in the Army until 1946 touring New Guinea . He was employed at Pantex, Plant from 1950 until retirement in 1985. After retirement he and his wife, Betty loved to travel. They toured the country serving as camp host for many years. Joe was also very active in the Masonic Lodge. He earned his fifty year pin and also served as member of the Scottish Rite, York Rite, Eastern Star, and Shrine.

Most of all Joe enjoyed his family including his children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren, Masonic work and traveling.

He was a member of Ninnekah Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents, three sisters, eight brothers, his father-in-law and one grandson David Benson Hughes

Survivors include his wife Betty of the home, two sons and daughter-in-laws; Joe Frank and Lou Hughes of Amarillo, Texas and Jeff and Maxine Hughes of Santa Fe, New Mexico; one daughter Janie Osborn of Ninnekah and one sister Ruth Anderson of Florida; Eight grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.

Interment was held in the Ninnekah Cemetery under the direction of Ferguson Funeral Home.

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