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Obituary for John Francis Hughes

John Francis Hughes, age 62 of Sparta, Tennessee passed away on Monday, October 23, 2023, at his home.

He was born February 20, 1961 in Fort Monmouth, New Jersey, and he was the son of the late Joseph Hughes and the late Katharina Sonnleitner Hughes. He attended Shore Regional High School in New Jersey. He proudly served in the United States Army. He also worked for Dana Corporation in Gordonsville as a machinist for 32 years. He was a talented machinist and wood worker. He loved to ride motorcycles and walk through our many parks in Tennessee. He loved his family and extended family.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Survivors include:

Wife- Donna Hughes of Sparta, TN

Son- Michael T. Hughes (Melissa) of Gordonsville, TN

Daughters- Cheryl D. Hughes of St. Lake City, UT and Michelle Sparkey (Matt) of Chillicothe, OH

Sister- Annabelle Olson of Sparta, TN

7 Grandchildren also survive

A Memorial Service will be held at 1:00 PM on Saturday, October 28, 2023, at Oak Lawn Funeral Home with Michael Hughes officiating. The family will welcome friends on Saturday from 11:00 AM until time of the service at the funeral home.

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