Tuesday, December 6, 1949 - Monday, January 6, 2020
Thomas L. Hughes, age 70, of Hartford, Alabama, passed away of natural causes in his home on Monday, January 6, 2020.
Thomas was born on December 6, 1949 in Albany Georgia to Gordon Harvey and Rebecca Ladd Hughes. He attended and graduated from Leon High School in Tallahassee, Florida and went on to receive an Associate of Science degree from George C. Wallace State Community College, Dothan Alabama. He was United States Army veteran of the Vietnam War, and was awarded the Army Service Ribbon, National Defense Service Medal, and Vietnam Service Medal. Thomas also served in Operation Desert Storm in 1991 and retired as (Master Sergeant) in July 31, 1991 after 24 years, 1 month, and 3 days honorable service to his country. After retiring from the U.S. Army he would go on to work for and retire from the State of Alabama.
He is survived by his three sons Mark Hughes (Delora) of Hartford, Alabama, Brian Hughes (Elizabeth) of Tallahassee, Florida, and Adam Hughes (Teresa) of Panama City, Florida, five grandchildren: Amber, Brian Jr., Jessica, Eli, and Aiden, two step grandchildren Jayden and Ava, one great grandchild Kyle, his sister Pat Adams of Albany, Georgia, niece Yvette Adams, and nephew Richard Adams.
Memorial services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, January 27, 2020 at the Tallahassee National Cemetery with full military honors. A reception will follow at Gospel Light Baptist Church, 3415 Apalachee Parkway, Tallahassee, FL. 32311. Flowers may be sent to Tallahassee National Cemetery, 5015 Apalachee Parkway, Tallahassee, FL 32311 on Monday, January 27, 2020.
The family of Thomas L. Hughes wishes to extend our sincere thanks to Sorrells Funeral Home and Pastor Irvin R. Clark.