John Lester Hughes, 57, of Kure Beach, NC, passed away peacefully on Thursday, August 8, 2013 at the Lower Cape Fear Hospice Center.
Born in Washington, D.C. to William and Audrey Hughes, he lived most of his life in Maryland.
John was an incredibly intelligent man who enjoyed reading and telling sarcastic jokes. He worked for the government for many years and also as a cook before a back injury prevented him from working any longer. In his spare time he enjoyed fishing, playing games (especially poker), watching movies and loved listening to music, mostly classic rock, but anything that was Bruce Springsteen.
John is preceded in death by his mother and father and his beloved sister Kathie Windsor of Waldorf, Maryland.
He is survived by his wife of 31 years Joan Suzanne Hughes of Norfolk, Virgina. He is also survived by his only daughter Jessica Taylor of Carolina Beach, NC and her husband Timothy Taylor Jr.; his sister Sandie and Henry Bright of Saluda, NC; his nieces and nephews: Bekie and Jimmy Edwards of Bowie MD; Michael Stone of Capital Heights, MD; Tracie and Scott Johnson of Waldorf, MD; Jackie Windsor of Waldorf, MD as well as his many loving friends.
A Memorial Service will be 11 AM Saturday August 17, 2013 at Wilmington Funeral Chapel.
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Wilmington Funeral & Cremation, 1535 S. 41st Street, Wilmington, NC 28403. 910.791.9099