Donald “Don” Hoyt Hughes, 88, of Dallas, GA passed away on Friday, April 2, 2021 at his home surrounded by his family. He was born on March 25, 1933, in Marietta, GA. He was a long-time member of Celebration Church of God. He served in the US Army and owned and operated Rolan Business Machines in Rome, GA for more than 23 years, which is now run by his son.
He was a wonderful daddy who was always a great example of the Father’s love. Those who called him Pawpaw say if there was ever a man who loved the Lord it was him. He was a humble prayer warrior and was always going to church and reading his Bible; not many can say they read it through as many times as he did. With such joy in his heart, he was always singing a goofy tune or doing a silly dance. His love for humor kept them laughing and kept his sweet wife shaking her head. He had a dry humor, loved to sing, read, and he loved boxing, but loved his grandkids best of all. His family will look forward to him greeting them with a song or by reciting a poem one sweet day when the Lord calls them home.
Mr. Hughes is survived by his loving wife of almost 64 years, Myrland Fowler Hughes; son, David (Gail) Hughes of Kingston; daughters, Teresa (Bruce) Hall of Dallas, and Lori (Sherrill) Corntassel of Rome; eight adoring grandchildren, Chad (Christy) Hughes, Tifany (Ben) Harkins, Brittany (Rock) Toler, Meranda (Johnny) Gaines, Ryan Hall, Amber (Ed) Hicks, Micah (Tiffany) Hughes, Kayla (Kelvin) Postell; and thirteen precious great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, William Walter and Mary Emma Hawkins Hughes, two brothers and two sisters.
A funeral service will be held on Monday, April 5, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. at Clark Funeral Home with Bishop Keith Graham officiating. Interment will follow in Riverview Memorial Park Cemetery, 5411 South Cobb Drive, Smyrna, GA. The following gentlemen will serve as pallbearers: Ryan Hall, Caleb Womack, Kelvin Postell, Chad Hughes, Rock Toler, Ben Harkins, Sherrill Corntassel, and Johnny Gaines. The family will receive friends at the funeral home prior to the funeral from noon to 2:00 p.m.
The service will be streamed live on the Clark Funeral Home Facebook page at the time of the service. Please be aware there is a few minutes technical delay before it posts, but it will remain on the Facebook page for an indefinite period of time.
The family would like to extend their love and appreciation to everyone who may be unable to attend the service in person due to Covid-19 concerns or the state’s Covid-19 restrictions (no more than 50 people inside the building at one time). If attending the visitation or service, the staff of Clark Funeral Home highly recommends that a face mask be worn and that social distancing be practiced to help prevent the spreading of any possible illnesses and to help keep visitors, friends and family members of Mr. Hughes safe.
Clark Funeral Home in Hiram, GA, is honored to care for the family during this difficult time.