Times West Virginian
John “Skip” Howard Hughes, 78, passed away Thursday (April 11, 2013) of cancer at Fairfax Hospital.
He lived in Springfield, Va., and was husband for 52 years of Barbara Ann Pullen Hughes; father of Michele Connole (and fiancé Jamie Lewis) of Charlotte, N.C.; father of Robert and daughter-in-law Kathy of Fairfax; grandfather to Jason, Heather and Ryan; and great-grandfather to three.
John was born Nov. 11, 1934, to Elizabeth Higbotham Hughes and Robert Hughes of Fairmont, and was preceded in death by his sister, Suzanne.
John was a retired draftsman with Hallmark Iron Works, a Marine Corps veteran, a member of the American Legion, and avid hunter.
A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Demaine Funeral Home, 5308 Backlick Road, Springfield, Va.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in John’s name to the American Legion, 4206 Daniels Ave., Annandale, VA 22003.