Ken E. Hughes Jr.

August 27, 1944December 8, 2012

Kenneth Eugene Hughes Jr., 68, of College Station passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, December 8, 2012. Visitation will be held Wednesday, Dec. 12 from 5:30-8:30p.m. at Memorial Funeral Chapel in College Station. Funeral services will be held Thursday, Dec. 13 at 10:00am at Christ United Methodist Church, 4201 State Hwy 6 South College Station, TX.

Ken was born in San Antonio, TX on August 27, 1944 to Joan (Bush) Hughes and Kenneth Eugene Hughes Sr. Ken grew up and attended school in Lytle, TX. He graduated from Lytle High School in 1962, some of his achievements include FFA Greenhand Chapter, Chapter, District and Area President; Lonestar Farmer Award; Letters in Basketball, Track and Football for which he also received all district honors and Best Actor and All Star Cast awards for One/Act Play.

After graduation Ken attended Texas A&M and Southwest Texas before enlisting in the United States Air Force in 1965. His Air Force service took him to Thailand, where he served as an Air Policeman. In 1971 while visiting his brother Bob, who was attending Sam Houston State, Ken met Linda Henriksen. Shortly thereafter he took a job working for the Texas Department of Corrections. In July of 1972, Ken and Linda were married at First United Methodist Church in Houston, TX. In 1975 they celebrated the birth of their son Marc and in 1978 their daughter Amy. During his career with TDC, which spanned 20 years and culminated in his reaching the rank of Warden, Ken and his family made homes in Huntsville, Gatesville and Navasota, Texas.

Following his departure from TDC, Ken and his family moved to Brenham, Texas. During 22 years in Brenham, Ken owned and operated Franke Feed Store, served as Chief Deputy and then later Jail Administrator for the Washington County Sheriffs Department worked at KULF radio, Co-Owned Appel Ford, and owned LK Cattle Company. Ken was a member of First United Methodist Church in Brenham, where he taught Sunday school. Ken was also an active Brenham High School Band Parent as well as a Special Olympics coach. Ken was the recipient of the 2005 Brenham High School “Ed Pothul and Jerry Merten Above and Beyond Award”. Throughout his adult life Ken was an avid slow pitch softball player, participated in BBQ Cook-offs, and was active with the county fairs and 4H clubs in the communities where his family lived. Ken served on the Fair Boards of Washington, Grimes and Walker Counties (where he is a lifetime member).

Ken was preceded in death by his parents, Kenneth Sr. and Joan. Survivors include his wife of 40 years Linda; his brothers, Bob and wife Carol of College Station TX and Glen and wife Kim of Brenham TX; his son, Marc Hughes and wife Stacy of Cypress TX; his daughter, Amy Hartsell and husband Jarrek of College Station TX; six grandchildren, Tatum, Keaton and Weston Hartsell and Wyatt, Celia and Annalee Hughes; several nieces and nephews as well as a large extended family.


  • Funeral Service Thursday, December 13, 2012
  • Visitation Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Ken E. Hughes Jr.

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Carolyn Muske

December 14, 2012

Linda and family,
We have fond memories of our time with you and your family in band parents. Our sympathy to you and your family.
Carolyn, Laura & Kimberly Muske

Mitch Dill

December 13, 2012

Please accept my most sincere condolences on your family's loss.
May God bless and comfort each of you.

Doug Sanders

December 13, 2012

Marc, Amy, Mrs. Hughes
I am deeply sorry to hear about Mr. Hughes death, I allways admired Mr. Hughes. Our prayers are with you and your family.

December 13, 2012

The entire Hughes family is very special to us. My husband has many fond memories of times spent with Ken and his family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you today.

Barney and Cathy Homeyer
Caldwell, Texas

Bill Stephens

December 13, 2012

Ken Hughes had a tremendous impact on my career. He took time out to guide this young naive officer thru the first several years of my career. He was a very good man that I have admired and respected. May he rest in peace

Rachel Hohlt

December 13, 2012

Dear Hughes Family-
I'm deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Mr. Hughes. I will always have many fond memories of him on Band trips. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

December 13, 2012

Linda, I was so very sorry to hear of Ken's passing. He was such a special person, so good and so kind to so many. I remember when my son Allan and I helped campaign for him when he ran for sheriff. My prayers are with you and the children and grandchildren. We know he is with God and is at peace.
Love, DeDe Eastveld

December 13, 2012

Dutch and I extend our most sincere sympathy in the passing of such a dear man. May you find peace and comfort in the memories you have.


Mickey and Dutch Ohlendorf

MaryAnn Herndon

December 13, 2012

Linda, I was so sorry to hear about Ken. He was a very kind man. I know his last years were difficult for you both but now he is healed. I'm thinking and praying for you and your family.

Mark Hyatt

December 12, 2012

We will all miss Mr. Hughes very much. Please know that all of our prayers are with all the family at this time. From Mark Hyatt and staff of State Farm Insurance/Brenham Texas.