We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Clayton Kay Vaughn Funeral Home
Joe Loyd Hughes, 63, stepped into eternity on June 5, 2022 at his home in Grandview, Texas after an 18-month battle with cancer. Joe was born in Cleburne, Texas on November 13, 1958 to Willis and Lenora Quattlebaum Hughes. A private family service will be held on Friday, followed by a public memorial service on Saturday at 2pm at the Alvarado Church of Christ.
Joe was a lifelong resident of Grandview where roots in Johnson County ran many generations deep. After graduating high school in 1977, he began working for Santa Fe Railroad where he acquired his skill in welding. The closing of the Santa Fe Railroad in Cleburne led him to pursue a career in fire service, which turned into a 30-year service with the Fort Worth Fire Department. In 2014, after serving his fellow firefighters and community well, Joe retired as a lieutenant in the Fort Worth Fire Department.
Joe was never idle, as he had several other interests that always kept him busy. Putting his welding skills to work, Joe and his brother, Hoby, were partners in a “part-time” construction business. As brothers and partners in business, their high standard of excellence and fine craftmanship earned them a reputation that kept them busy constructing metal structures and pipe fences. Joe’s love of agriculture kept him involved in raising and selling cattle and hay, as well as raising and breaking colts for ranch work. He was never found doing these things without the companionship and help of a devoted Heeler cowdog.
Above all else, Joe’s devotion to serving God and his family was his priority. Joe’s faith was his driving force, which was exemplified in his worn-out Bibles from his constant studying through the years. His faith was also witnessed in his high moral character and experienced by anyone who knew him. Joe was a servant to all, especially those in need, and he always put the needs of others before his own.
He is survived by his wife of 27 years, Cindy Faught Hughes; daughters Lacy and Madi; son Seth and wife Cassidy; son Caleb; five grandchildren, McKenzie and Brantley Cates, Brinley, Hannah, and Emma Hughes; mother Lenora Quattlebaum Hughes; brother Hoby Hughes and wife Cyndi; brother Billy Hughes and wife Celeste; uncle Danny Hughes and wife Sue; aunts Barbara Johnson, Janice Hughes, Carolyn Hughes, and Venita Quattlebaum Moore; nieces and nephews Leah and husband Caleb, Lucas and wife LeAnna, Will and wife Allie, Chelsea and husband Luke, Tyler and wife Wallis, Tracy and husband, Kate and husband Adrian, Jessie, Theron, Oliver, Janie, Ben, and many beloved cousins.
He was preceded in death by his father, Willis Hughes, his uncles Joe, Wayne, Benny, and Dalton Hughes, and his grandparents.