John Alexander Hughes, 79, of Whitesboro, Texas was called to his eternal home on Wednesday, November 16, 2022.
John was born on November 4, 1943 in Sadler, Texas to John Leonard and Dovie Lucille (Burns) Hughes. He served proudly in the United States Air Force during the Vietnam war. John was a longtime resident of Whitesboro, he retired from General Motors after more than 30 years of service. He enjoyed getting together with his brothers and sisters for their monthly poker games and dinners.
He is survived by his daughter, Latrisha Wood and husband, Chris of Sanger; son, David Salling and wife, Rhonda of Sherman; daughter, Leigh Ann Burks of Whitesboro, brother, Lynn Hughes and wife, Brenda of Whitesboro; sister, Patricia Sellers of Flower Mound; sister, Glenda Greb and husband, Jeff of Arlington; sister, Mavis Hughes of Aubrey, grandchildren, Emma, Hayley, Chris, Jennifer, Meagan and Jordan, as well as numerous great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and other loving family and friends.
John was preceded in death by his parents, John and Dovie Hughes, his wife of 35 years, Helen Hughes, brothers, Joe Hughes and Lyndell Hughes, and sister-in-law, Nell Hughes.
Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Meador Funeral Home of Whitesboro.
J.A. And I started first grade together in Mrs Cooks class and remained friends the rest of our lives. I will truly miss running into him from time to time and talking about old times. Condolences to the family.
You will be missed. Rest in Peace.
J.A. was such a nice brother-in-law to me. He was always smiling. We will miss him greatly!
J.A was such a good brother. I miss him already. Love to you.
It is with great regrets that I written this John was a good friend of mine at gm. He always treated me well and he was a great friend. I shall mourn Jo’e passing prayers for your family
Bless this family Lord. John was good to work with at GM. Fun to be around
JA you will be missed. Rest In Peace my friend.
To Lynn, Brenda and J.A.’s extended family, we share in your loss but are grateful for the always smiling, kidding and all round delightful man that graced our lives. Prayers and hugs.
Losing John is a loss for our entire world because he was a credit to mankind. I worked with John at the Dallas GM plant and carpooled with him so I knew him well. He was one of the finest persons I’ve had the privilege of associating with during my lifetime. I pray that God will bless his loved ones with his healing comfort. We will all miss him and his legacy will live on with all who knew him.
Loved my brother JA and will miss him greatly!!
Glenda, so so sorry for your loss.
I did not know John but Rick always had nice things to say about him.
Pam and Rick Campbell
We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Glenda, John was such a good person, and I know he will be missed by your family. My prayers are with you and your family.
We were so saddened to get the news about JA passing. He will be dearly missed for sure, but there is some consolation that he and Helen are now reunited. We have so many fun memories from throughout the years of good times with Helen and JA but think our favorites involve the crazy poker games, especially those following a day at the Peanut Festival. Rest in peace dear JA….we’ll miss you and our thoughts and prayers are with all the family.
Brenda and Pete
J.A. and I have been best of friends for many years. J.A. was my best man in my wedding 52 years ago. He was a great man who will be missed. Condolences to his family.
Praying for peace and comfort for the family at this difficult time.
John was a fun and sweet coworker at GM who we all had the pleasure of knowing. He was always friendly and fun to be around and quite the jokester. He was a good man with a good heart. John will be missed by so many. Our sincerest sympathy and prayers for his family. Bessie Becker and Jerry Hawkins
JA, as we all called him, was always a good friend to everyone. and was always smiling. He was 1 grade ahead of me and his younger brother, Lynn, b ut we were all friends. I remember seeing him at the Peanut Festival a couple years ago and when he stood up to shake hands, he knew me and called me by name eventhough we had not seen each other in many years due to my moving to Colorado in 1973. My sincere condolences toall his famiuly.
JA, as we all called him was always smiling and always a good friend to everyone. He was 1 grade ahead of me and his younger brother, Lynn, but we were all friends. I remember seeing him at the Peanut Festival a couple years ago, and when he stood up to shake hands, he knew me and called me by name eventhough we had not seen each other in many years due to my moving to Colorado in 1973. My sincere condolences to all his family.
To J.A.’s Family: Sorry to hear of J.A’s passing. Always enjoyed seeing his smile and treasured his friendship. God’s mercy on each of you.
Even though I don’t know you I wished I could have told you how much I appreciate you time in the service. You are a true Hero.