John Luke Hughston

May 16, 1994May 2, 2021

John Luke Hughston, 26, of Dallas, Texas, passed away in the early morning hours on May 2, 2021, at one of his favorite places in Palo Pinto, Texas. He was with dear friends and the love of his life, doing what he loved.

John Luke was born in Dallas, Texas, to Erin and Tom Hughston on May 16, 1994. He attended Christ the King Catholic School from K-8th and then went on to Jesuit College Preparatory School of Dallas, where he graduated in 2012. This is where John Luke developed his servant mindset and where he learned the Ignatian philosophy “Men for Others”. He carried his values from High School onward, always lending a hand where needed and striving to better the lives of those around him. He attended Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, Texas, where he joined his older siblings Ainsley and Thomas; it’s also where he met his best friend and the love of his life, Mary Ann Johnston. His freshman year at TCU he pledged Kappa Sigma, following the path of his beloved brother Thomas. The lasting friendships and memories he made at TCU had a significant impact on John Luke. He loved being a Horned Frog and looked forward to gamedays and his Kappa Sig tailgates. He graduated from TCU Neeley School of Business with a degree in Finance in May 2016. He was excited to have just begun his new job with Texas Capital Bank as a Credit Energy Underwriter, Banking Officer. In the last several years, he was actively contributing his time to Cristo Rey’s Dallas College Prep and their student work study program.

John Luke loved anything outdoors. He had a passion for hunting and fishing and took any opportunity to get out of the city and wear his camo or waders – whether it was fishing at Caspary’s in Rockport, alligator hunting with his “Uncle” Bob in East Texas, hog hunting at Willy’s in Tellico, or at Crow’s in Palo Pinto, where he and his buddies hunted and hung out often. His other passion was cooking, and it came so natural to him. It was instilled in him from his grandmother “Big Katie” and his mom. He loved a good family recipe and found great joy in cooking for his friends and family.

John Luke was truly a “Man for Others” in every aspect of his life. He was kind, compassionate, giving, thoughtful, smart and funny. He was willing at any given moment to drop anything and lend a helping hand (or his truck). John Luke was sentimental and kept a box of meaningful things from his lifetime. He was happiest surrounded by friends, family and whichever yellow lab was in our life at the time, most recently Seger, whom he adored – the feeling was mutual. He loved his siblings Ainsley, Thomas and Hanna and you could find the four of them together often. It is truly a special sibling bond that will last forever. John Luke lived his life to the fullest and was never one to back down from an invite. He lived and loved fiercely in all of his amazing 26 years of life. His legacy will live on in each of us that were blessed to know him.

John Luke is preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, John Luke and Mary Catherine (Katie) McConn, his paternal grandparents Tom Finley Hughston and Betty Ince Hughston. John Luke is survived by his parents: Erin and Tom (Tommy) Hughston; his brother, Thomas Hardin Hughston; sisters Catherine Ainsley Hughston and Hanna Marie Hughston; and many beloved aunts, uncles, and cousins. His visitation and Rosary will be at 5:30 pm, Thursday, May 6, 2021, at Christ the King Catholic Church, 8017 Preston Road, Dallas, Texas. Funeral services will be held at two o’clock, Friday, May 7, 2021, at Christ the King Catholic Church with Father Arthur Unachukwu of Holy Cross Catholic Church officiating. For those that cannot attend, please visit to watch the livestream of the service. A private family burial will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, please consider a gift to the John Luke Hughston Endowment Fund at the Jesuit College Preparatory School of Dallas. The Hughston family wishes to extend our sincere thanks to Father Arthur Unachukwu, friends, family and Christ the King Catholic Church for all their love and support.


  • Visitation & Rosary Service

    Thursday, May 6, 2021

  • Funeral Mass

    Friday, May 7, 2021



John Luke Hughston

have a memory or condolence to add?

Jon Freeman

May 7, 2021

John Luke Family,
My Son is one of John Luke's TCU pledge brothers and friends. Although I had only met John Luke, based on everything the boys said he sounded like an amazing friend and brother to all. He had a great ability to connect, maintain and promote friendships. Having also just lost my Wife and our boys Mother, I am broken-hearted to hear this news but take solace that he will have a friend and that they are now both in God's loving hands.....Jon Freeman

Beth Davis

May 6, 2021

There are no adequate words to express how much we all grieve your loss. We will continue to send prayers of peace to your family. My boys loved John Luke and all 3 of them said he was truly just the nicest person ever. We are so sad for your loss.

Luis and Sandra Arango

May 6, 2021

Erin, Tommy, Ainsley, Thomas and Hanna.

Our entire family is brokenhearted and grieves with you for the loss of our dear John Luke. There are no words to express how sorry we are, but John Luke's life will always live on our hearts. On behalf of the Arango Family, Please know your family is in our prayers.
Blessings and love

Kerri Nielsen

May 6, 2021

My heart breaks for your family. I pray that God's comfort covers you with a peace beyond all understanding. Please know you are lifted in prayers and thoughts.

Kerri Nielsen

Kay Dozier

May 6, 2021

Dear Erin &Tommy... there is no way to adequately express the sorrow we are feeling for you and your family at this time. We are praying for peace, comfort and strength for all of you🙏🙏🙏
Much love, Kay & Robert

Laura Harshbarger

May 5, 2021

James and I are so extremely saddened to hear of the sudden loss of your son. We are praying for your family through this unimaginably difficult time. With great love comes deep grief. May God guide and comfort you on the long journey of grief. Please let me know if I can do anything to help.

Denise Taylor

May 5, 2021

My deepest sympathy for your loss of your Son. You & your family are in my prayers.

“Wherever a beautiful soul has been, there is a trail of beautiful memories.”

Janet Lee

May 5, 2021

My prayers are with you Erin and your family. So very sorry to hear about the loss of your son. May you find comfort in knowing it's not goodbye but see you later.

Susan Bogard

May 5, 2021

Tommy, Erin, Ainsley, Thomas and Hanna,

Our heart breaks for the loss of John Luke. He was so special, charming , could put anyone at ease and a good story teller. It has been a privilege to be his aunt and watch him grow into the young man he became. We are here for you all.

Much love and hugs,

Susan, Aubrey and Noah

Liz Oneall

May 5, 2021

My heart breaks for you all. I am hoping that you are held securely in God's loving hands during this tragic and painful time. .....Liz Oneall