Jerry Wayne Hughes Sr.

March 24, 1950March 15, 2021

Jerry Wayne Hughes Sr., 70, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Monday, March 15, 2021 at his home. Born March 24, 1950 in Cowpens, VA, he was a son of the late Joe and Hassie (Teague) Hughes. A graduate of DeVilbiss High School, Toledo, Ohio, he furthered his education at IPFW in Fort Wayne. He retired as a corrections officer with Community Corrections after 10 years of service and was the owner of Hughes Appliances for over 15 years. Jerry was an avid Trump supporter and enjoyed boating and being at Waldron Lake with his family and friends. A sports fanatic, he was a fan of the Ohio State Buckeyes, Detroit Tigers, Miami Dolphins, and Toledo Mud Hens. He is survived by his wife, Sondra Hughes of Fort Wayne; children, Kristy Williams of Fort Wayne, Joseph Hughes of Fort Wayne, Jerry (Michelle) Hughes Jr. of Fort Wayne, Jennifer (Michael) Harris of Fort Wayne, and Johnelle (Ralph) Cowing of Fort Wayne; stepchildren, who fondly referred to Jerry as Dad #2, Amanda (Anthony) Stahl of Fort Wayne, and Joshua (Victoria) Powell of Garrett, IN; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and siblings, Delores (Kenny) Carr and Joe Hughes, both of Toledo, Ohio. He was also preceded in death by his siblings, Jean Lajiness and John Hughes; and sister-in-law, Cheryl Hughes. Celebration of Life is Noon to 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 20, 2021 at Fort Wayne Turners, 3636 Parnell Avenue, Fort Wayne. Memorial Service will be held at a later date at Kingdom First Church, 1101 McKinnie Avenue, Fort Wayne. For online condolences, please visit


  • Celebration of Life

    Saturday, March 20, 2021


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Joseph Hughes

March 19, 2021

Well where do I begin. Dad, I will miss you greatly. I never thought this would hurt so much. You were the smartest person I know. You took something small and blew it up big. I am very sad that you are no longer here but knowing you are no longer in pain makes it better. I'm not sure why I was picked to be there that day but, I am glad you chose me. Thank you for being my father. I will try my best to make you proud. I love you and I hope you will watch over me and guide me in the right direction. Be at peace and know that day will never leave my memory.

Bill Honor

March 18, 2021

I would like to convey my sincerest condolences to Mr Hughes family. It is so hard to lose a beloved family member and of course it gives so many such deep profound sadness. I just hoped it helps knowing he no longer suffers and is in a much more peaceful place. Remember he will always be with you in all your fond and loving memories. God Bless you in your time of grief

Kristy Hughes-Williams

March 17, 2021

Dad, you have and always will be first my dad, my hero, my mentor, my advisor, and friend. Not sure what I will do without you, but I have a feeling you will still be around to help. I love you so much and miss you dearly, but at peace knowing you are now pain free.

Jo Harris

March 17, 2021

Will miss seeing your smiling face. You were a great man!

Johnelle Cowing

March 17, 2021

My pa pa bear, I’ll miss you every second of every day! I love you beyond words, and will strive to be everything you’d hoped for❤️ Your memory and spirit live on through your children, grand children, and great grandchildren!!

Joe Hughes

March 17, 2021

Rest in Peace my brother GO BUCKS !

Jennifer Harris

March 17, 2021

My father was a great man and I will miss him dearly now he can rest in peace. I love you so much dad and I will make you proud ❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤