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Hughes, Cyrus W

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September 12, 1953 - March 26, 2016

Hughes, Cyrus W

Cyrus Wayne “Fatdaddy” Hughes, age 62, passed away Saturday, March 26, 2016 while surrounded by family at the Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center in Houston, Texas.  Fatdaddy was welcomed into this world September 12, 1953, in Hobbs, New Mexico by Cyrus Thadeaus and Sarah Josephine (Stroud) Hughes and nourished everyone he met, body and soul, with his culinary brilliance and unconditional love, until he left it.  He attended M.B. Smiley High School and shortly after joined the Army, serving until honorably discharged in 1974 from Ft. Hood. He owned and operated Southern Custom Cabinets and Trim before retiring and participating in as many cook-offs as possible. While he enjoyed watching ball games and the rodeo, black-powder gun hunting in New Mexico, and relentlessly teasing his family and friends, his truest passion was seeing his family and friends come together, while standing over a smoker, surveying all that he loved.  His quick wit, coveralls and big heart were his most beloved traits.

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Fatdaddy is survived by his daughter, Charity Roberts-Goswick; son, Andy (Angela) Roberts; grandchildren, Justin Dement, Allyson Smart, Ashley Smart, Cameron Roberts, and Austin Roberts; step-son Jeff (Jenny) Burton; brother, Johnny (Debbie) Hughes; sister-in-law Frances (Simmons) Hughes; nieces, Angela Hughes Hartin, Suzanne Hughes, and Jennifer (Tony) Carse; grand-nieces and -nephews, Krystal (Nick) Hughes-Summerford, Sidney (Carla) Buik, Sarah Pady, Jeremy Hartin, and Ashley McCollum; honorary grand-nephew, Brad (Danelle) Anderson and grand-niece, Rachel Cordoza; 17 great grand-nieces and –nephews; lifelong friend, Donny Metcalf; and friend, Nancy (Troy) Roberts. Fatdaddy was preceded in death by both of his parents; brother, Sidney Hughes; nephew, Michael Hughes; and grand-niece, Jessie Pady.

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Memorial Services to honor and say goodbye to Fatdaddy will be held at the Darst Funeral Home, located at 796 Russell Palmer Road, Kingwood, Texas 77339, on Saturday, April 9th at 2pm in their beautiful open-air service garden.  There will be no visitation hours or a burial.  His wishes were to be cremated.  Half of his remains will be buried at the Houston National Cemetery in honor of his military service and the other half will be scattered by family in New Mexico at a later date.

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Flowers or plants may be sent directly to the funeral home.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, a charity that Fatdaddy regularly contributed to over the years. Donation link: https://shop.stjude.org/GiftCatalog/donation.do?cID=14262&pID=24671

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We deeply mourn the loss of you, but find some comfort in knowing that with each family gathering and every cook-off attended, your name will regularly grace our lips with stories of your love and orneriness.  “The last goodbye’s the hardest one to say.  This is where the cowboy rides away.” – George Strait.


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Funeral: A memorial service was held on 2016-04-09 at Darst Funeral Home.


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