Harold Hughes Sr.


Harold Boyd Hughes Sr., 91, died March 29, 2014 at Highlands Medical Center in Scottsboro, Ala. Harold was the son of the late Leon Herbert and Carrie Shaw Hughes, born December 26, 1922 in Bridgeport, Ala. He taught at Bridgeport High School for 27 years. Mr. Hughes served in the U.S. Army Air Corps and Air Force as a fighter pilot instructor. He was founding member of Bridgeport Historical Association. He had a Bachelor Degree from University of Alabama and Masters Degree of Education from University of Chattanooga. He was a lifelong member of Rocky Springs Church of Christ, founding member of Bridgeport Lions Club, member of Sons of Confederate Veterans and Alabama Education Association. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Jo Rogers Hughes; siblings, Maurine Hughes, Virginia H. Smart, Leon H. Hughes Jr., and William J. Hughes Sr. Survivors include his children, Harold B. Hughes Jr., Cynthia Jean Hughes Nock, Kimberly Ann Hughes Mercer; grandchildren; nephews and niece, Jim Hughes, of Bridgeport, Nancy H. Beene, of Soddy Daisy, Brian Murray Hughes, of Bridgeport, John Hughes, of La., Buddy Hughes and Chris Hughes. both of Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Visitation will be today 4-8 p.m. CDT at Rudder Funeral Home in Bridgeport. The funeral service will be Tuesday, April 1, at 4 p.m. CDT at the funeral home chapel officiated by Henry Camp. Military Honors provided by Sequatchie Valley Honor Guard at Rocky Springs Cemetery in Bridgeport. www.rudderfuneralhomes.com

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