W. John Hughes of West Grove

W. John Hughes, 72, of West Grove, Sunday, June 10,  at the VA Medical Center, Hospice, Coatesville. He was the husband of Edna Briggs Hughes, who passed away in 1998, and with whom he shared 30 years of marriage.

W. John Hughes

Born in West Grove, he was the son of the late William J. Hughes and the late F. Miriam Pierce Hughes.

Mr. Hughes was a heavy equipment operator for Page Excavating, Lincoln University, for 33 years, retiring in 2008.

He served his country in the U.S. Army and was stationed in Vietnam.

He was an avid fisherman, enjoyed hunting, trains, sitting on his porch, making jelly, going to cookouts, and being with his family.

He was a member of the Atglen Sportsmen’s Club in Parkesberg, and the NRA.

Mr. Hughes is survived by one son, W. John Hughes, Jr., and his wife Nicole of Broadway, Va.; one daughter, Laura Hammond and her significant other, Kenny Sanchez of Oxford; one brother, Harold T. Hughes and his wife Nancy of McVeystown,; one sister, C. Dianne Hylton of West Grove; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Betty Hughes of Landenberg, and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by two brothers, Larry E. Hughes and baby Billy Hughes.

You are invited to visit with his family and friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, June 14, and again from 11 a.m. to noon on Friday morning, June 15, at the at the Foulk & Grieco Funeral Home, 200 Rose Hill Road, West Grove. His Funeral service will follow at noon. Burial will be in the  New London United Methodist Cemetery, New London, PA.

To view his online tribute and to share a memory with his family, please visit www.griecocares.com

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