September 3, 1945 – February 2, 2024
Robert B. Hughes, 78, of Ocala, Florida, passed away on February 2, 2024.
Robert was born in Philadelphia in 1945 to Robert E. Hughes and Helen F. Hughes, and was raised in Cherry Hill, New Jersey. Robert attended East Cherry Hill High School before Majoring in chemistry with a minor in history at Rutgers University. While at Rutgers, Robert was an active member of the chess club and the varsity Rugby team. Upon graduating Rutgers, Robert went on to the University of Missouri where he was a student teacher earning his master’s degree in Chemistry. Upon graduating the University of Missouri, Robert went to work for the New Jersey State police crime lab where he was soon recruited by the Department of Justice, and started his career as a Forensic chemist and Supervisor for the Drug Enforcement administration. Soon after, he met his lovely wife Judith and were married for over 50 years.
Robert is survived by his loving wife, Judith Hughes of Ocala, Florida; his daughter, April Hughes and Grandson Michael Hughes of Brentwood, California; his son Robert J. Hughes of Franklin, Louisiana; and his daughter Ann Tucker, her Husband Gregory Tucker along with Grandsons Zachary and Gehrig Tucker of Ocala, Florida.
Funeral services will be held at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church 5200 SW College Rd, Ocala, FL on February 12, 2024 at 11:00am with Pastor Joseph Signore III officiating, Burial will immediately follow at Good Shepherd Memorial Gardens 5050 SW 20th St, Ocala, FL. Viewing will be held at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church on February 12, 2024 at 10am. Roberts of Ocala Funerals and Cremations will be handling the funeral arrangements.
One thing I ask from the Lord, this only do I seek: that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to gaze on the beauty of the Lord and to see him in his temple. For in the day of trouble he will keep me safe in his dwelling; he will hide in the shelter of his sacred tent and set me high upon a rock. Psalm 27:4-5.