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Obituary for Jack Taylor Hughes
Jack Taylor Hughes passed away October 27, 2015 after a long, good life. He was born May 19, 1923 in Hominy, OK, to the late Ross G. and Helen Mitchell Hughes. Jack grew up in Kansas City, MO, and attended the Wentworth Military Academy in Lexington, MO. J.T. served his country during WWII in the U.S. Army Air Corps, and he was in the European Theatre from 1943-1946. He was honorably discharged in 1946 returning home to Kansas City. On August 2, 1947, he married Jean Messick and the couple spent the next 68 years together as husband and wife. Jack’s civilian career included positions with Ford Aircraft, General Dynamics and the Kroger Company. In 1965, he joined the G.B. Stumpp Company as a manufacturer’s representative in the sporting goods business and spent nearly 40 years with the firm traveling Indiana, Michigan and Ohio.
J.T. was a 7-time All-American Trap Shooter, lifetime member of the Amateur Trapshooting Association and member of the Okoboji Indians trapshooting fraternity. In 1983, he was inducted into the Indiana Trapshooting Hall of Fame. During his life, Jack was a licensed pilot, avid card player and fantastic storyteller.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Friday, October 30, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at Holy Spirit at Geist Catholic Church, 10350 Glaser Way, Fishers, with visitation one hour prior.
Jack is survived by his loving wife, Jean Hughes; daughter, Jan Hughes Hamilton and husband Mike; son, Jim Hughes and wife Jennifer Robbins Hughes; and two outstanding grandsons, Matt Hamilton and Alex Hughes. Jack was a loving husband, father, grandfather and sportsman. J.T. was also blessed with countless friends around the country and all of us will truly miss him.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Heartland Hospice, 931 E. 86th St., Ste. 208, Indianapolis, IN 46240.