John Michael Hough

October 23, 1946December 3, 2018
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John Michael Hough, 72, of Leland died on Monday December 3, 2018. He was born in Washington DC on October 23, 1946 to Charles and Phyllis Hough.

In addition to his parents John was preceded in death by his daughter Christina Lynn Hough.

He is survived by his wife of 52 years Rita Hough, son John Hough Jr. of Ridgeway, Virginia, grandson Joshua Blake Hough of Walkersville, Maryland, sisters; Cheryl Carrigg – Sekely and husband Andy, and Lori Zagami and husband Chuck both of Maryland.

A visitation will be held from 6 to 9pm on Sunday, December 9, 2018 at Coble Ward-Smith Funeral & Cremation Service. Mass of Christian Burial will be held 9:30am on Monday, December 10, 2018 at Basilica Shrine of St. Mary’s.

The family would like to extend their gratitude to Mr. Hough’s many friends that stood by his side, especially his golfing buddies.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Lower Cape Fear Hospice.

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Pallbearers will be Johnny, Greg, Dave, Peter and Bill.


  • Visitation Sunday, December 9, 2018
  • Mass of Christian Burial Monday, December 10, 2018

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Barbara Maghan

December 9, 2018

Our memories and friendship began in the early '90's in Frederick, MD. To have such a wonderful family living next door will stay with us always. We wish we could be with you tonight and tomorrow but know we will be thinking of you and we all send our love and prayers.

All Our Love,

Barbara & Bryon and the rest of the Maghans

Barbara Norrington

December 8, 2018

We met John and Rita in 1966 when we were all too young to be married. They lived in the apartment under ours and after meeting we became friends. The 4 of us hung out for several years before we all moved. As time went on our lives seemed to drift. John made us laugh and the guys would shoot pool together.
There isn’t a year that has gone by that we haven’t thought kindly of them. John was a good guy and Rita has always loved him.
Prayers to you John and for your wonderful family. Sending our love too. Rest In Peace.
Bill and Barbara.

Kathy Walker

December 5, 2018

Visiting your family when you lived in Maryland. Such a wonderful father especially noted of Chrissy. My mother- in- law ( Ellen Walker) often talked about what a hard worker John was to take care of his family. What better job can a man have than taking good care of his family and doing it well. RIP John and God Bless you Rita.

Bud Malcom

December 5, 2018

I met John on the golf course with our Waterford Tuesday group and immediately formed a kinship! He often talked about living in Tennessee when he was a younger man and as I had lived in North Alabama, we shared some great stories about our travels!
He was one of those guys that you looked forward to being in his company and playing the game!
He will be missed,
A good, solid family man!

Bill Beer

December 5, 2018

My first memory of John was on the golf course. I can remember thinking wow another lefty! I always enjoyed his jokes and his wonderful personality. I knew from the minute I met him that he was a “good guy” and his many stories of his life experiences resonated with me. I will miss him.

Greg Krayac

December 5, 2018

All my memories of John are so very special playing golf with him was not only fun but he always made me laugh with a new joke. His smile his friendship was next to none John always lit up a room when he walked in .Our times together going out to breakfast with the boys The love he had for his daughter whom was so precious to him was amazing .I will miss my best friend golf will never be the same I love you John and will truly miss you .Rest in heaven my brother. I hear hole in ones happen often up there