Joe David Hughes, 67, of Andrews passed away on Friday, November 29, 2019 in Midland.
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Family and friends will gather to celebrate his life at 2:00 PM Wednesday, December 4, 2019 at the Second Baptist Church, 107 NW 7th Street, in Andrews with Pastor Kevin Covington, officiating. Interment will follow in the Andrews North Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 – 8 PM on Tuesday at McNett Funeral Home. Please visit www.mcnettfuneralhome.com for obituary information, visitation and service details, and family pictures.
Joe was born on October 30, 1952 in Andrews to James Windell Hughes and Lillie Elizabeth Grainger Hughes. He was raised in Andrews and graduated from Andrews High School in 1970, where he played football. He married Julie Diane Gray on October 12, 1974 in Munday, Texas. He had worked for Kirby West Vacuum Cleaner Plant as a polisher. He had worked as a salesman for Coca Cola in the Permian Basin, and had been awarded top salesman several times. They moved to Bedford and then Weatherford, where he worked on airplanes and the wings as a polisher. They moved back to Andrews in 1998, where he has worked for 21 years as a treater operator and helped train for Baker Hughes. He loved the Dallas Cowboys and collected their memorabilia. He loved to hunt, fish, take his family on vacation and go fishing, collecting Mesquite wood and barbecuing, and collected pens. He was known to be caring, loving, having a great work ethic, funny, loved to joke around, never met a stranger, and made everyone feel like they were the most important to him. They were past member of Calvary Baptist Church and current members of Second Baptist Church in Andrews. He was preceded in death by his parents, and grandparents, O.W. and Ruby Hughes and William and Margaret Grainger.
Joe is survived by his wife, Julie Hughes of Andrews, 3 children, Laura Majchrowski of North Richland Hills, Jay Hughes and wife, Chrystal, of Midland, and Stephen Hughes and wife, Kendra, of Andrews, 2 brothers, Travis Hughes of Big Spring and Roy Hughes and wife, Kathy, of Big Spring, 9 grandchildren, Anne, Johnathan, Ryan, Christopher, Jayla, Andrew, Alexandra, Cloey, and Stephen, Jr., and 3 great grandchildren, Joey, David, and Olivia.
Memorials may be sent to the Second Baptist Church or any youth program you want to sponsor, since Joe enjoyed sponsoring or buying things from them.