Michael Mike Dan Hughes

October 15, 1946September 18, 2012

After a hard fought battle with pancreatic cancer, Michael Dan Hughes passed away at home on September 18, 2012 with his loving family by his side.

Mike was born to Edward Marshall and Nova Ruth Hughes on October 15, 1946 in Center, TX. Mike was a proud United States Marine having fought in the Vietnam War and was presented with two purple hearts for his bravery in combat. Mike then spent many years working in the foodservice industry where he met and remained close friends with many of his co-workers and customers.

Mike’s greatest joy was his family. He was married to Theresa Combest Hughes, his sole mate of 28 years. He leaves behind a son, Christopher Michael Hughes and his wife Ashley; a daughter, Alison Ruth Hughes. Family was Mike’s number one priority. Then came his favorite job of all: being “PaPa” to his two beautiful granddaughters, Kinsey Nicole and Kylar Brooke. Those also left to cherish his memory are his brother Charles Hughes and his wife Joyce, and his sister Mary Bondurant and her husband Will as well as numerous nieces, nephews and devoted friends. Mike was preceeded in death by his parents, and his father-in-law: Wallace Combest.

The family wishes to extend special thanks to HeartsWay Hospice for their excellent care and compassion shown to Mike and to Dr. Dembla and his oncology staff at the V.A. Medical Center in Shreveport, LA.

The family would also like to thank everyone for all of their love and support during the last 11 months of Mike’s illness. Your prayers, cards, and phone calls meant more than can be expressed. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to HeartsWay Hospice or to the Alzheimer’s Association of Northeast Texas.

A memorial service in Mike’s honor will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 22, 2012 at the Chapel of Lakeview Funeral Home with Father Mark Dunn and Rev. Danny Warbington officiating.


  • Memorial Service Saturday, September 22, 2012

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Debbie Walter Laird

September 27, 2012

Theresa, I am so sorry for the loss of your husband. My thoughts and prayers go ou to you and your family.

Charles and Patti Case

September 24, 2012


I only met Mike once when I was with Cheryl. He had a big smile like yours.
We didn't find out until after the funeral but were aware of his battles. Your family has been in our prayers.

Ron Hun

September 23, 2012


Pam and I respected Mike both as a collegue and as a friend. He was certainly one of a kind and a Special Person. Our prayers are with him and you and his Family. Let us know if there is ever anything that you need. Our best wishes for the future. Ron and Pam Hunt

September 23, 2012

Dear Theresa and family,
We are so sorry for your loss. Mike was a wonderful man. All our love. Chris and Lisa Nealon

September 23, 2012

I did not have the Honor of knowing this Brother in Arms. "I salute you Brother." My prayers go out to the Family.

Audy Woodham (Red Oak, TX)

Barron Neal

September 22, 2012

Chris, Robbie and I were very sorry to learn of your father's passing. You and your family are in our prayers.

September 22, 2012

Dear Theresa and family. We are so sorry to here about Mike. Storm and I send our deepest condolences. God bless.

(Cousin) Lynn Oliver (O'Connor)

September 22, 2012

Theresa, I have deep felt sorrow for your loss. Family is family and losing one is always sad.

Virginia (Ginger) Keeling

September 22, 2012

My heart goes out to all of you. Mike was a kind and loving soul.

Mary Kay Carl

September 21, 2012

Wow, that handsome Marine looks just like Christopher! Good Friend, Good Sense of Humor, Good Common Sense, Great Heart! Breaks my heart. Blessed to have known him. Prayers of comfort for you all. Hugs.