Marvin Hughes passed away Friday, January 15, 2021. He was born March 11, 1928 in White Deer Texas to Marvin Marion Hughes and Hattie Ann Tate Hughes. He was the youngest child and the only boy and the joy of both parents. He was raised in Mineral Wells where he resided for most of his life.
He is a US Navy World War II Veteran. Marvin loved the United States of America and remained active throughout his life by supporting and defending the Constitution. He was a member of the VFW Mineral Wells Chapter and the American Legion Mineral Wells. He enjoyed spending time with his many friends, and he talked often of the joy it brought him. He donated to Wounded Warrior and the RNC until he died.
He spent many years as a car salesman, but his greatest joy was farming and ranching. He raised cattle and horses and dogs, grew his own vegetables. He laughed at his ability to get his son Doug and daughter Theresa to break the wild horses by saying, “you are in better shape for this!” or “You weigh less so it won’t be so bad!” His all-time best was never saying no or don’t. He would always say, “I would not do that if I were you.” That was advice that if not followed might end up in a trip to the emergency room! He often warned, “That just doesn’t sound like a good idea to me”. He was never wrong.
Marvin was a wonderful father, grandfather, son, uncle, brother, and friend. He will be missed by so many who loved him but none more than his children and grandchildren. The loss is devastating and will be felt for a lifetime.
Marvin is preceded in death by his wife Wanda Hughes; his parents; his two sisters, Jewel Beets and Martha Helton; his daughter, LaWann Hughes; and his son, David Hughes. He is survived by his son, Doug Hughes and wife Tess; his daughter, Theresa Kass and husband Paul; grandchildren, Erik Hughes, Jason Hughes, and Krystal Hughes, Will Parks, Jordan Parks, Caitlyn Jenkins, and Nicklaus Kass; one great grandchild, Oliver Kimbrough and his beloved companion Shade.
We will say goodbye to one of the last great cowboys on Friday January 22 at 3:00 pm at Baum Carlock Bumgardner Funeral Home in Mineral Wells TX. This is where the cowboy rides away.