James McHughes

James McHughes

Saturday, September 23rd, 1961 - Friday, July 26th, 2019
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Mr. McHughes was born September 23, 1961 in Cape Girardeau, Missouri, a former graduate of Carlisle County High School in Kentucky. James McHughes, Jr., 57, died July 26, 2019 at his home in Clarksville, TN.
At his request only a visitation will be Friday, August 2, 2019, 3-5 p.m. at McReynolds-Nave & Larson Funeral Home.
James could accomplish anything he set his mind to, he completed a communications course in Hopkinsville, KY and soon joined the Department of Defense at Fort Campbell, Kentucky, even though he was legally blind and sometimes used special equipment to perform his duties. He supervised the communications group for many years and received many awards. He served the army and his community for 33 plus years, quietly retiring, November 30, 2018.
Mr. McHughes is survived by his wife of 33 years, Becky McHughes, a daughter, Brittney McHughes and a stepson, Leon Dowdy of Florida and his mother, JoAnn Wilson and her husband, Jim Wilson.
He was preceded in death by his dad, James McHughes, Sr. of Houston. Online condolences may be made at
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    Friday, August 2nd, 2019 | 3:00pm - 5:00pm
    Friday, August 2nd, 2019 3:00pm - 5:00pm
    McReynolds-Nave & Larson Funeral Home
    1209 Madison St.
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Lionel Lowery

Posted at 10:20am
James was a man. James was a kind man. James was a kind and helpful man. James was a kind and helpful man who cared about other people.

He didn't care how hard it was, or how many people he had to call or how many computer sites or programs he need to configure or figure it out, James always got it done. Not only was he successful, and determined to achieve success, but he didn't complain about how hard it was, or how long it would take for him to do it. James got it done.

James, if you can hear me or if you can read this message from up above, I want to tell you that a grateful Nation appreciates you for all that you were and all that you did for tens of thousands of people over the course of your career. Your dedicated and selfless service is appreciated and will be remembered. When you left, there was a hole in our organization. A hole that can't be filled because we were better as an organization, because you served well. More important than the job, I thank you for the man that you were. I thank you for giving of yourself and pouring heat, energy, and enthusiasm into others in the form of kindness, compassion, and care. In the end of life, we are what people remember. We will be but a memory to someone else. My memory of you will be a kind and helpful man who cared about other people and made them feel like they mattered. As I type this message, I feel a joy in my heart, for your spirit. I know that you went to be with the Lord so when I get to Heaven, if there's any problems, please find me and help me. I know if you're on the job, you'll make sure I get there with no problems. After I make it there, I want our spirits to give each other a spiritual hug and I want to thank you for being you. Until then, I'll see you on the high ground, brother!

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Silvia Lewis

Posted at 09:49am
James, the command crew will miss you dearly.

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