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Al Hughes Jr.
Mar 27, 1920 – Jul 24, 2019 (Age 99)
Al (Pop) Hughes, Jr. of Crestview, Florida passed away Thursday, July 25, 2019 at his home after a decline in his health.
Al was born in Cambellton, FL, March 27, 1920, but made Crestview, Florida his home at an early age. He is an honored military veteran, serving in the United States Army as a Corporal in the Korean War. Upon returning home, Pop exercised his entrepreneurial spirit by starting his own cement finishing business. His company can be credited for laying a large portion of I-10 and various other roadways in Florida spanning the panhandle to Miami. An avid lover of Christian music, Pop started a singing group, The Gospel Echoes, who toured the Florida Panhandle spreading the good news. Pop loved people and enjoyed his family who were the center of his life. Al is survived by his wife of 62 years, Bettie R. Hughes, Crestview, FL; Sons: Lawrence Adams (Judy), Crestview, FL; LaVaughn Hughes(Felicia), Upper Marlboro, MD; A. Russell Hughes(Lori), DeFuniak Springs, FL; Daughters: Beverly Holloway, White Plains, MD; Anita Radford (Chris), Hutto, Texas; Sister: Luretha Robbins, Crestview, FL; Fourteen (14) grandchildren and Five (5) great-grandchildren. Services for Al Hughes will be held Saturday, August 3, 2019 at First Church of God in Christ, 996 Bay St., Crestview, FL 32536 at 12:00 p.m. A visitation is scheduled for 11:00a.m. Saturday, prior to services. Park Funeral Home, 76 Park Street, DeFuniak Springs, Florida 32435 has been entrusted with arrangements; 850-892-5324. Parkfuneralhome.com