Hughes Fred Edward Hughes Jr., son of Dorothy Knox Duncan Hughes, died on Sept. 7, 2005, after a brief struggle with cancer. Fred was born in Houston on Aug. 27, 1949. He served to the U.S. Army in the 7th Calvary and served in Vietnam from 1969 to 1970. Upon returning from Vietnam, he attended the University of Houston and entered the food brokerage, club and hospitality business. He spent much, of his working life with Lone Star Beverage and Apache Beverage. He continued his work in the hospitality business through management and ownership of local clubs. Fred was a member of the Sons of the Republic of Texas (SRT), Sons of the American Revolution (SAR), the Barons of the Magna Charta and the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW). Fred was an avid fisherman and hunter. He enjoyed fishing along the upper Texas Gulf Coast and inland lakes and hunting at his farms in Fayette County and at various South Texas locations. Fred was preceded in death by his father, Fred Edward Hughes. He is survived by his mother Dorothy Knox Duncan Hughes; his brother Knox Brown Hughes; his sister Laura-Hill Hughes Taylor; brother-in-law Desmond Taylor; nephews Duncan Taylor and Phillip Taylor; his aunt Mary Jane Duncan Harding; cousins Ross Harding, Scott Harding, Donald Egg and David Egg and numerous second and third cousins. Fred had more people who called him friend than most people even know, but one especially close friend was Judy Spaulding. Judy cared for Fred and we appreciate it more than we can say. The funeral service was conducted at 2 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 10 in the Old Church at St. Martin's Episcopal Church, 717 Sage Road, with the Rev. Stuart A. Bates officiating. Interment followed at Glenwood Cemetery, 2525 Washington Avenue.
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