Mr. Howard Lee Hughes was born on April 30, 1942 in Nashville, Tennessee to the union of Ella Mae Edmondson and Booker T. Washington Hughes. He and 2 of his siblings, Herbert R. Hughes and Lula Mae Ivy (deceased), were raised by their loving great aunt, Margaret McKinley and his great uncle Dayton McKinley in Hendersonville, Tennessee.
During his high school years, he played football for the Union High School (The Red Devils) in Gallatin, Tennessee and he graduated from Union High, class of 1962. He was employed with Dupont Company, Capital Chevrolet, and he held various other company positions. Howard enjoyed riding his bicycle, fishing, and spending time with family and friends.
As a young boy… Mr. Hughes was baptized at Stark Knob Baptist Church. He served as a faithful servant fulfilling his office on the usher board. He was active until his health declined and continued to ride his bicycle to support his community in their time of need.
Howard was preceded in death by his parents Ella Mae Edmondson, Booker T. Washington Hughes; and his siblings Lula Mae Ivy, Jean Burton, James Edward Hughes, and Leola Haynes.
He leaves to mourn his passing… devoted brothers: Herbert R. Hughes and Charles “Gangbuster” Hughes; devoted nephews: George “Baby” (Shekeeta) Haynes, Jr. and Christopher (Brenda) Hughes; nephews: Tony Ivy, Dodge Ivy, Thomas McMurray; nieces: Patricia (William) Ensley, Janice Ivy, Marjorie Ivy, JoAnn Mack of St. Louis, MO., May D. (Tracy) Hancock of Atlanta, GA.; Special devoted friend: Ms. Mary Brown “Bee”; devoted friends: Clarice Luckey, Linda Horton, Mamie Hawkins, Robert Taylor, Ruth Martin, Gloria Sanders Rose; and a host of other relatives and friends.