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Feb. 14, 1925 - Jul. 29, 2013
Lawrence Hughes, 88, of Inverness, FL, died on July 29, 2013. Services will be held at 10:00 am on Fri., August 9, 2013 at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, FL.
He was just sixteen years old when he joined the Marine Corps and fought valiantly in the Pacific Theater during World War II. He was a successful Business Owner and member of the National Greyhound Association for 50 years, and a former President of the Florida Greyhound Association. Mr. Hughes was an avid fisherman and duck hunter and a man of honor and integrity who provided well for his family. Preceded in death by his daughter, Marta Hughes, he is survived by his wife of 60 years, Otilia Hughes of Inverness, FL; sons, Tony (Gale) Hughes of Sarasota, FL, and Mark (Ashley) Hughes of Groveland, FL; grandchildren, Michelle, Renee, Michael, Christopher, and David Hughes; great-granddaughter, Jada Hughes; and sisters, Helen Black of Abilene, KS, and Jacqueline McLees of Abilene, KS.
Published in Herald Tribune from Aug. 2 to Aug. 5, 2013