David Brent Hughes

March 20, 1935January 9, 2011

David B. Hughes, age75, died January 9, 2011 at home peacefully in his sleep. He was born March 20th, 1935 in Bristow, OK. He graduated from Oklahoma State University in 1959 with a Hotel Restaurant Administration B.S. Degree. He later moved to Houston where he worked as a restaurant manager. David managed the Houston Engineering & Scientific Society, and retired from Wyatt’s Cafeteria in 1992 after many years of faithful service. David was preceded in death by his wife Betsy, of 48 years. He is survived by his son Mark Hughes, grandson, Gavin Hughes, sisters: Sarah Von Dran, Margaret Hughes, and Colleen Cowart, nieces; Karen Jones, Jane Feland, Carol Cowart, Helen Afton Steinel and Chaille Fuquay, nephews; Ulrich Von Dran, Eric Von Dran, Raymond Jones, Cody Jones, Dr. Roger Cowart and Kim Cowart and several great nieces and nephews. Friends are invited to visit the family, beginning at 10am on Friday January 14, 2011, at Forest Park Westheimer Funeral Home, 12800 Westheimer Houston, TX., where services will be held at 11am in the Chapel. Interment will follow in Forest Park Westheimer Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The American Diabetes Association.


  • Funeral Service Friday, January 14, 2011
  • Visitation Friday, January 14, 2011

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Mark Hughes

January 19, 2011

I love you and will miss you Dad. Your Son.

Coleen Hughes

January 14, 2011

May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.

January 14, 2011

Karen I am so sorry for your loss. I never met your Uncle David in person, yet I know him through you, you brought him to life through your stories and your love for him. My deepest sympathies, JoAnne


January 14, 2011

I worked for David Hughes at Wyatt's Cafeteria in the late 60's. After Wyatt's I kept in touch with him when he opened his little shop on W Airport. He was truly a great guy.

January 14, 2011

My Dear Uncle David, I will miss you so much, you were my best friend, the Dad I needed, you truly loved me unconditionally. My world has a big hole in it. "But how do you thank someone who has taken you from Crayons to Perfume" I will love you forever, Karen

Anitricia B.

January 13, 2011

My Prayers go out to the family at the time. I have heard only great stories that could not only brings miles but warm hearts. I'm more then sure that you will still do so as those who loved Uncle David continue to honor him for years to com. -Anitricia.

Laura Saucedo

January 13, 2011

Our deepest sympathy to the Hughes family. I worked for David at Wyatts for many years. Betsy and David were very good friends to me and my two girls.
Laura, Angelica, and Elizabeth Saucedo

January 13, 2011

My deepest condolences to the Hughes Family. We lived next door to David and Betsy for well over 20 years. I have many fond memories of both of them. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
Debbie Adams Colbert