James David Hughes, age 51, of Tullahoma, TN, went to be with Jesus on March 11th at St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital.
There will be a celebration of his life at 2:00, Sunday, March 15th at Central Funeral Home in Manchester, TN.
A graveside service will follow at Rose Hill Memorial Gardens.
In lieu of flowers, David asked that donations be sent to The Wilds Christian Camp so children will be able to attend summer camp. Please let the camp know your donation is in memory of David Hughes. You can contact them at (828) 884-7811.
David was born October 20, 1963 in Decatur, GA to Elinor Gayle McAfee Hughes and the late James Houston Hughes.
His sisters are, Laura (Allan Rudie) of IL, and Amanda (Larry Price) of GA.
David was a devote husband to Gaye Brewster Hughes for their 25 years of marriage. They have four children, Anna (Danilo Vara) of OK, Bethany (Wesley Crews) of NC, Abigail Hughes, and Nathan Hughes who remember their daddy as a loving, God- fearing man and a strong leader who strived for excellence in everything he did.
He was a very talented mechanical engineer at Arnold Engineering Development Center for 25 years. David enjoyed hiking, golfing, and fishing with his family. He served as a song leader, deacon, and Sunday school teacher at Forest Mill Baptist Church. He bravely battled pancreatic cancer for more than 4 years and demonstrated a strong faith in Jesus Christ. His goal in life can be read in Matthew 5:16. He frequently reminded others that life is short and only the things done for the Lord will last.
Saturday, March 14, 2015 from 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. at Central Funeral Home in Manchester, Tennessee
Sunday, March 15, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. at Central Funeral Home
Rose Hill Memorial Gardens