Harold Max Hughes, 81, of the Philippines, formerly of Kokomo, went to be with the Lord at 6:05 p.m. Monday, Oct. 23, 2017, from his son's residence in Fishers. Max was born Dec. 12, 1935, in Tipton County to Walter M. Hughes and Ruby P. (Smith) Hughes. On June 18, 1955, in Tipton County, he married Gladys Evelyn (Golden). She preceded him in death on March 20, 1974. On Aug. 28, 1974, he married Grace C. (Tingson).
He was employed with Haynes Stellite; he also had pastored in Kokomo at Fairlawn United Brethren Church (now Morning Star Church), Hemloch Friends Church for several years, Belle Union Friends Church and First Baptist Church in Jasonville, Indiana. He had resided in the Philippines since 1995 working as a missionary and ministering to men. His passion was studying the Word of God. He also enjoyed hunting in Indiana and collecting old coins and paper bills.
Max is survived by his wife of over 43 years, Grace C. Hughes, Kabankalan City, Negros Occ., Philippines; two sons, Allan (Deanna) Hughes, Fishers, Shaun (Beatrice) Hughes of Charenton-Le-Pont, France; one daughter, Cindy (Matt) Lett, Freelandville; grandchildren Christopher Hughes, Stephan Hughes, Lynley Lovelace, Hannah Lett, Elena Grace and Olivia Lucie; also his mother-in-law, Egla Tingson.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his first wife.
Funeral services will be 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 27, 2017, at Ellers Mortuary Webster Street Chapel, 3400 S. Webster St. Pastor Logan Sparling will officiate. The family will receive friends from 1 to 5 p.m. Friday at the mortuary. Burial of cremains will be 2:30 p.m. Monday in Sunset Memory Garden, Kokomo.
Memorials may be directed to CAM, 1201 Fifth St. Extension, Charlottesville, VA 22901-6494, Funding code 801 FOR, Project-gym.
Published on October 25, 2017