Lester Hughes, 84

Lester Charles Hughes, 84, of Constantine, passed away Oct. 3, 2010 at Three Rivers Health. Lester was born Dec. 16, 1925 in Akron, Ohio, the son of Wint and Lottie (Kapp) Hughes.

He was a Merchant Marine veteran. Lester was a machinist in Three Rivers for most of his life. He was a member of the Corey Church of the Nazarene. He married Joyce Norton who preceded him in death in September of 1995.

Surviving are his wife, Stella “JoAnn”; three daughters, Leslie Morris, Kathleen (Bill) Norton and Kristeen Hughes; one son, William (Barbara) Hughes; three step-children, Roy Zickafoose, Randy Zickafoose and Peggy Day; eight grandchildren; five step-grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; three step-great-grandchildren; a sister, Eleanor (Fred) Grunert; several nieces and nephews. Preceding him in death was a grandson, SSG Brian Lee Morris.

At his request cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 8 at Corey Church of the Nazarene in Three Rivers with Rev. Gary Carr officiating. Interment of cremains will take place at Poe Cemetery in Jones. Memorial contributions may be made to the family. Friends may share a memory online at www.avinkcremation.com.

Avink Funeral Home Cremation Society Schoolcraft.

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