Lowell Thurman Hughes

Lowell Thurman Hughes

Lowell Thurman Hughes, 81, of Ocala, FL passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Sunday, September 8, 2019. Lowell was born in Prestonsburg, KY to Thurman and Gladys Hughes.

Lowell is a graduate of the University of Kentucky and during his time there, he lettered in three varsity sports. He then went on to graduate from the University of Kentucky Law School. Lowell also served in the Kentucky State Senate for two terms. He moved to Florida in 1982 and ran a thoroughbred horse farm. Lowell loved spending time with his family and perfecting his golf game.

He is survived by his devoted wife of 46 years, Marta Hughes of Ocala, FL; daughters, Dr. Mia (Matthew) Jackson of Tampa, FL, Lisa (Trey) Scudder of Ocala, FL; brother, Paul (Bonnie) Hughes of Prestonsburg, KY; grandchildren, Asher Scudder, Lyla Jackson, Leighton Jackson, Leah Jackson, McKinley Scudder, and Maisey Scudder.

There will be a visitation at First Baptist Church of Ocala on Friday, September 13, 2019 from 10:00 am to 11:00 am with a service celebrating Lowell’s life to follow. Arrangements by Hiers-Baxley Funeral Home, Ocala, FL.