Lester K. “Puff” Hughes

August 18, 1949 ‒ February 07, 2020

Mount Vernon, Ohio

Lester K. “Puff” Hughes, age 70, of Mount Vernon passed away on Friday, February 7, 2020 at the Knox Community Hospital.

He was born on August 18, 1949 in Portsmouth, Ohio to the late Leroy and Ruth (Waggoner) Hughes.  Puff was employed and retired from USA Mouser Co. after 35 years of service.  He was a member of Amvets Post #95 in Mount Vernon and Clover Valley Chapel in Johnstown.  Puff enjoyed collecting hats of all kind but most of all, he loved the time he spent with family and friends.

He is survived by his wife Laura Hughes; his son Scott Hughes; step-children, Kenneth, Jenifer, Ruth, and Robin; and his brothers Myron David Hughes and John (Gayle) Hughes.

In addition to his parents, Puff was preceded in death by his brothers Jerry, Bill, Bob and Tom Hughes; and his sister Nancy Duncan.

Friends may call on Tuesday, February 11, 2020 from 12-1PM at the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home.  A service will follow, beginning 1PM, with Rev. Brian Smith officiating.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to:  Clover Valley Chapel, 5669 Clover Valley Rd, Johnstown, Ohio 43031.

To send the family a condolence online visit: www.snyderfuneralhomes.com

The Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Lester K. “Puff” Hughes.


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  • Laura we are so sorry for your loss. Puff will be sadly missed by everyone. We are here for you any time !! Love and Big Hugs !!!!

  • Hughes Families, So sorry for the passing of Puff. I (Jackie) worked with Puff….one of the safest Forklift drivers there was!! Such a fun loving guy he was. We will miss you, Puff…proud to call him our friend…Just loved him. RIP Puff..

  • To the Hughes family I am sorry to hear of your loss. Puff was a very likeable person and love to have fun. You are all in my prayers.

  • So sorry to hear of his passing. Condolences to the Hughes family. I will always remember him as he was so funny. A good man.

  • Laura:
    So sorry for the loss of Puff!
    So enjoyed him during times at the Eagles.

    Thoughts and prayers are with you!

    Roger Marra

  • So sorry . I worked with Lester at Rogate/Hoover Universal many years ago. He was a very nice guy. My sincere sympathy.

  • So sorry to hear of my friend Puffs passing.Condolences to his wife Laura and his family.RIP buddy,you will be missed. Steve Stevison

  • So sorry to hear of Puffs passing. My thoughts and prayers go out to the Hughes family. May you all find some peace and comfort during this difficult time.