John Lester Hughes

March 20, 1956 - August 8, 2013
John Lester Hughes

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


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  • August 11, 2013
    Kristen and Eric Stovall says:
    John was a wonderful person and he will be deeply missed by so many people. I am so blessed to have had his family in my life and become best friends with his daughter Jessica. My heart goes out to his family. You all will be in my thoughts and prayers.

  • August 11, 2013
    Kelly Vinson says:
    Jessica and family, I am so sorry for your loss. Please know I am praying hard for you all. Your beloved is now in a place of peace and serenity. Love you! Kelly

  • August 13, 2013
    Jane Fiery says:
    John will be missed in Kure Beach. He was a good neighbor and friend. Gurney and I both want to extend our sympathy to Suzy and Jessica. Jane Fiery Kure Beach, NC

  • August 11, 2013
    Kathleen Foss says:
    I can recall many memories of John. He was an amazing man and father to his daughter Jessica. I myself have been so blessed to have become a part of their family. John was often quiet in his lazyboy either listening to music or watching great movies. He was always so hysterical, witty, and always made anyone laugh! He had the greatest humor. His love for animals was astounding. I always like to think he was a true animal whisperer because animals sense such great people. All the animals loved him including my dog and they just lured to him. He will be greatly missed by so many. I'm so glad I can call his daughter Jessica my best friend and most importantly a sister. My thoughts and prayers are with the family.

  • August 11, 2013
    Kathleen Foss says:
    I can recall many memories of John. He was an amazing man and father to his daughter Jessica. I myself have been so blessed to have become a part of their family. John was often quiet in his lazyboy either listening to music or watching great movies. He was always so hysterical, witty, and always made anyone laugh! He had the greatest humor. His love for animals was astounding. I always like to think he was a true animal whisperer because animals sense such great people. All the animals loved him including my dog and they just lured to him. He will be greatly missed by so many. I'm so glad I can call his daughter Jessica my best friend and most importantly a sister. My thoughts and prayers are with the family.