James L. ‘Jim’ Hughes
December 20, 1947 ‒ June 04, 2017
James L. “Jim” Hughes, age 69, of Delaware, went to be with his Lord and Savior Sunday Morning, June 4, 2017, at St. Ann’s Hospital.
Jim was born on December 20, 1947, in Banner Elk, North Carolina, to Dewey and Irene Hughes whom both have preceded him in going home.
On December 16, 1967, Jim married the love of his life Ruth Justice. The two began dating when she was just 13 years old and have been happily married now for almost 50 years.
For 37 years, Jim dedicated his working days to Ranco/ Seibe Controls as a tool and die maker. From 2004 to 2007, Jim and Ruth owned and operated the Hidden Treasures Gifts & Garden Center in Edison. There he enjoyed serving the needs of his friends, not customers, while running the loader and haggling over prices.
In his younger years, Jim loved to cut and build many wooden craft projects with his father and brother. They would then donate the handmade items to the church harvest auctions to help raise funds for the church. He also liked to go bowling and even golfed a little. With a love for haggling, Jim always was looking to buy, sell, and trade cars and trucks. Every year, Jim looked forward to going “home” to Roan Mountain, TN, for the family reunions. With many travels under his belt, his most favorite trip was to the Holy Land.
Jim is survived by the love of his life, Ruth; daughters: Tammara (Kirby) Francis of Mount Gilead, Michele (Randy) Smith of Delaware and Nikki (Tom) Meehan of Delaware; grandchildren: Ashley (Brandon) Patterson of Mount Gilead, Justin Francis, Akira Meade, Thomas, Noah, and Sebastian Meehan all of Delaware, Toby Beveridge of Cardington, Sean Miranda of Delaware; brothers: Bill (Deborah) Hughes of Marengo and Keith (Janice) Hughes of Delaware; brothers and sisters-in-law: Harrison (Mary ) Justice, Gladys (Bob) Dever, Linda (Kenneth) Fink, Esther Justice all of Delaware and Robert Justice of Cardington; an aunt, June Dyer of Delaware; an uncle, George (Katrina) Dyer of Texas; many loved and cherished nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends; and his cat, Whiner.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother-in-law, Carl Justice; and parents-in-law, Jesse and Oma Belle Justice.
His family will greet friends from 4 to 7 PM, on Wednesday, June 7, 2017, at the Snyder Rodman Funeral Center, 101 Valleyside Drive (formerly 1510 W. William Street), Delaware. A service to celebrate Jim’s life will be held on Thursday, June 8, 2017, at 11:00 AM, at the Highpoint Nazarene Church, 795 Pollock Rd, Delaware, OH 43015, with Pastor Mike Cheek officiating. Burial will be held at Bryn Zion Cemetery in Mount Gilead.
If desired, memorial contributions may be made to Highpoint Nazarene Church.
Snyder Funeral Homes are honored to serve Jim’s family and your condolences may be expressed to them by visiting www.SnyderFuneralHomes.com.