Joseph Warren Hughes

HUGHES, J Warren 82, of Clearwater, transitioned peacefully to his heavenly home on April 26, 2021. He was born on September 15, 1938 and was raised in Tampa’s Seminole Heights. He was a graduate of the great class of 1956 from Hillsborough High. He has been a resident of Pinellas County since 1959. Work for Warren started at age 12 as a paper boy and cutting lawns. At 19, he became a Florist. He owned six locations of Reed’s Florist and in 1969 he sold to Bunning the Florist to pursue a new career in Real Estate Development. That opened a whole new world to owning many businesses and partnering with some of the best in the business. To name a few, Dynamic Realty, US Resico, Peter Brown Construction, Vesta Property Services, Largo Intercoastal Marina. A no-frills, hard driving work ethic has resulted in successful business ventures many times over and what kept Warren working full time until the fall of 2020. He was a founding member of Clearwater For Youth, a Bull Gator and a mentor. One of his friends said, “He was my mentor, and the reason I do so many things on a daily basis for the last 20 years. He was preceded in death by his father and mother, Joseph and Irene (Roberts) Hughes; brother Thomas Wendell Hughes. He leaves behind his wife Evelyn “Sue” Flaig; his three children, Chris (Anece) of Clearwater, Michele Powers (Shaun) of Safety Harbor and Stephen of Australia. Grandchildren Sarah, Davis and Graham Hughes; Trey and Emma Wolfe; Jacob Hughes. His sister Mary Jane Trimble (Bob) of Brandon. A Sister-in-law, nieces, nephews, cousins and several loving stepchildren and step-grandchildren and a lifetime of friends.

A visitation will take place at Sylvan Abbey Funeral Home on Wednesday, May 5, 2021 at 4PM with a Celebration of Life beginning at 5PM. In lieu of flowers, please consider a memorial donation in his name to Clearwater For Youth, 1501 N Belcher Rd., Clearwater, FL 33765 or The Refuge of Clearwater, 606 Alden Avenue, Clearwater, FL 33755.


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May 7, 2021

Dear Michele,
Checking the N. Pinellas obits, I saw that your dad just died. I am so sorry and my heart grieves with yours as one who said goodbye to my dad almost 9 yrs ago. I still miss him. One of those God-incidences happened the other day at Eagle Lake Park. John and I were walking Gracie, and a bicyclist stopped to chat. Very verbose as if she knew us, but she didn't. My voice memory is starting to recognize her voice although she had dark sun glasses on. She looked at us closer and said" Don't I know you? I said "Marjorie?" Yep. Marjorie Jaggers Stanton. We talked for probably 40 minutes. So peace and comfort. SAllie and John V.