Obituary Listings

Henry "Hank" L. Hughes

May 22, 1936 November 29, 2018
Henry "Hank" L. Hughes
There are condolences waiting approval on Henry "Hank"'s Tribute wall
Obituary for Henry "Hank" L. Hughes

Henry Lee (Hank) Hughes of Douglasville, GA, went to his heavenly home on Thursday, November 29, 2018. He was born May 22, 1936, in Atco, GA., to the late Sam and Lela Mae Hughes.
Henry worked in the food industry as an A & P Manager and then an Account Executive with three food brokers, retiring from Acosta Sales & Marketing in 2003. He was the recipient of Boy’s Club Adult Volunteer of the Year, member of Optimist Club, Beulah Ruritan Club, Douglas County Jaycees, JCI Senator, Douglasville/Douglas County Parks Commission.  Coached youth football in Douglasville for thirty years.  Also coached men's softball, youth baseball and basketball.  He was honored with the Deerlick football field being named for him.He played fast pitch softball in Atlanta for fifteen years and traveled the country playing senior softball for 16 years (played until he was 76). The highlight of his life was following his son's sports involvement, collecting sports memorabilia, and coaching. Henry influenced many children, youth, and adults with his knowledge and love of sports. He was a Christian role model and is loved by all that he mentored.  He enjoyed traveling in the US, trips to Europe, taking cruises and truly enjoyed friends and life. Henry was a member of Douglasville First Baptist Church. 
Henry is survived by his wife of 61 years, Betty Friddell Hughes; Son: Roc Eric Hughes (Jeannie); Brother, James Richard Hughes (Patricia).  Nephews: Gerry Gillis (Deborah), Ben Gillis (Trish).  Nieces: Suzanne Gillis Akin ((Carter), Jami Hughes Pumphrey (Arnold); Rhonda Hughes Harvey (Ben); Lisa Hughes; sixteen great nieces and nephews and one great-great nephew. Family:  Johnny and Peggy Abercrombie, Paige Abercrombie Etheridge (Chris), Kristi Abercrombie Lunsford (Brandon), Kerri Abercrombie Rubright (Luke), and Brent Abercrombie (Gretta). 
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister Evelyn Gillis (Clarence) and brother, Jack Hughes (Barbara). 
The family will receive friends on Sunday, December 02, 2018, from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM at Hightower’s Memorial Chapel.
A funeral service will be held on Monday, December 03, 2018 at 3:00 PM in the chapel with Dr. John Pennington officiating.
Interment will follow the service at Sunrise Memorial Gardens.You may share your thoughts and condolences online at www.hightowersmemorial.com.Hightower’s Memorial Chapel has charge of the arrangements 770-489-2818


To send flowers or a remembrance gift to the family of Henry "Hank" L. Hughes, please visit our Tribute Store.

Previous Events

Visitation

Sunday

2

Dec

5:00 PM 12/2/2018 5:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 12/2/2018 8:00:00 PM
Hightower's Memorial Chapel

12651 Veterans Memorial Highway
Douglasville, GA 30134

Hightower's Memorial Chapel
12651 Veterans Memorial Highway Douglasville 30134 GA
United States

Funeral

Monday

3

Dec

3:00 PM 12/3/2018 3:00:00 PM
Hightower's Memorial Chapel

12651 Veterans Memorial Highway
Douglasville, GA 30134

Hightower's Memorial Chapel
12651 Veterans Memorial Highway Douglasville 30134 GA
United States

Interment

Monday

3

Dec

4:00 PM 12/3/2018 4:00:00 PM
Sunrise Memorial Gardens

3721 Bankhead Highway
Douglasville, GA 30134

Sunrise Memorial Gardens
3721 Bankhead Highway Douglasville 30134 GA
United States
Albums

Create new album
 
Subscribe To Obituaries



We appreciate your support
In accordance with the wishes of the family, this
message has been declined.
Henry "Hank" L. Hughes

Thank you for sharing your
memory of Henry "Hank"

Provide comfort by sending fresh
flowers from our local florist.

Send Flowers
No thanks, please don't show me this again.
Loading...