In memory of
Frank Augustus Hughes
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In memory of
Frank Augustus Hughes
Frank Augustus Hughes, a resident of Mandeville, LA, passed away in the early morning hours of July 5th. He was 85 years old. Fittingly, Frank, a decorated veteran, began his journey to his eternal home on Independence Day. Frank proudly served our country for 21 years, retiring as a Lt. Colonel in the Air Force. As a Command Pilot, he flew 202 combat missions in Vietnam for which he received the Bronze Star Medal, the Distinguished Flying Cross and 10 Air Medals. Frank was later selected to be one of 4 Presidential Pilots, flying presidents Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon and Ford. Following his military retirement, Frank enjoyed a 23-year career at McDermott International as Aviation Manager. Frank was a lover of travel and food and enjoyed fishing, golfing and "beaching it" in Orange Beach, AL. Only child of Gladys Nixon Hughes and Frank Lee Hughes in Edenton, NC, he is survived by his wife of 36 years, Valerie Dugas Hughes, and a large blended and loving family of children, grandchildren, great grand-children, and special family members, all of whom he was so very proud: Leslie Hughes Church (husband Gene), Greg Church, Andrew Church (wife Taylor), great grandchildren Logan Church and Piper Church; Bradley Hughes (wife Bonnie), Michael Hughes and Lexi Hughes; Michelle Swanford (husband Brad), Elena Nusloch and Preston Swanford; Yvette Wallace (Al Parr), Blair Aguda; Susan Bowman Tweed (husband John), Shannon Tweed, Charlotte Tweed, Sarah Tweed and Candace Tweed; and Dr. Holly McKenney. A Memorial Service with military honors will be held on Saturday, August 10th at 9:00 am at Christ Episcopal Church in Covington, LA, followed by a brunch in the nearby hall. In lieu of flowers, if you wish to remember him by a donation, please donate to Gary Sinise Foundation, P.O. Box 368, Woodland Hills, CA 91365 – a 501c3 organization, supporting American veterans and their families.
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Kenner, LA 70065
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In memory of
Frank Augustus Hughes
Frank Augustus Hughes, a resident of Mandeville, LA, passed away in the early morning hours of July 5th. He was 85 years old. Fittingly, Frank, a decorated veteran, began his journey to his eternal home on Independence Day. Frank proudly served our country for 21 years, retiring as a Lt. Colonel in the Air Force. As a Command Pilot, he flew 202 combat missions in Vietnam for which he received the Bronze Star Medal, the Distinguished Flying Cross and 10 Air Medals. Frank was later selected to be one of 4 Presidential Pilots, flying presidents Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon and Ford. Following his military retirement, Frank enjoyed a 23-year career at McDermott International as Aviation Manager. Frank was a lover of travel and food and enjoyed fishing, golfing and "beaching it" in Orange Beach, AL. Only child of Gladys Nixon Hughes and Frank Lee Hughes in Edenton, NC, he is survived by his wife of 36 years, Valerie Dugas Hughes, and a large blended and loving family of children, grandchildren, great grand-children, and special family members, all of whom he was so very proud: Leslie Hughes Church (husband Gene), Greg Church, Andrew Church (wife Taylor), great grandchildren Logan Church and Piper Church; Bradley Hughes (wife Bonnie), Michael Hughes and Lexi Hughes; Michelle Swanford (husband Brad), Elena Nusloch and Preston Swanford; Yvette Wallace (Al Parr), Blair Aguda; Susan Bowman Tweed (husband John), Shannon Tweed, Charlotte Tweed, Sarah Tweed and Candace Tweed; and Dr. Holly McKenney. A Memorial Service with military honors will be held on Saturday, August 10th at 9:00 am at Christ Episcopal Church in Covington, LA, followed by a brunch in the nearby hall. In lieu of flowers, if you wish to remember him by a donation, please donate to Gary Sinise Foundation, P.O. Box 368, Woodland Hills, CA 91365 – a 501c3 organization, supporting American veterans and their families.
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Services Provided By
Neptune Society - New Orleans
3801 Williams Blvd. Suite A
Kenner, LA 70065
Past Services ╲╱
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