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John C Hughes

Birth Date: December 7, 1946
Death Date: August 12, 2017

John Carl Hughes, 70, of Decatur, passed away Saturday, August 12, 2017, in his home.
John was born December 7, 1946, in Decatur, to Jacob Carl and Elizabeth Jane (Stringer) Hughes. He worked at ADM for many years. After retirement, he loved working for the Decatur Park District He married Constance M. Overocker on May 10, 1997, in Decatur. She passed away October 8, 2009.
John loved riding his motorcycle and watching motorcycle races, traveling, golfing, camping, fishing, but most of all, he loved spending time with his granddaughters and nieces. He was also an avid Chicago Cubs fan.
He is survived by his brother, Ronnie (Tina) Hughes of Mt. Zion, IL; step-son, Joe (Amber) Hunolt of Radcliff, KY; two granddaughters, Kaidy and Julia Hunolt; and two nieces, Rachelle and Elizabeth “Lizzy” Hughes.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Constance; and his brother, Ricky Hughes.
Graveside services to honor the life of John Hughes will be 11 a.m. Friday, August 18, 2017, at Graceland Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to CIDSO (Central Illinois Down Syndrome Organization) 1219 Rutledge Rd, Normal, IL 61761.
The family of John Hughes is being served by Graceland/Fairlawn Funeral Home, 2091 N. Oakland Ave. Decatur, IL. Please view the online obituary, send condolences, and share memories at

Graveside Service
August 18, 2017
11:00 am
Graceland Cemetery
2091 N. Oakland Ave. Decatur, IL 62526
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  1. I remember walking down the street to your house on 22nd Street. While our moms talked we all petter and talked to your horse. Sending my love. Cousin Linda George (Hughes)

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