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James "Jim" W. Hughes

December 19, 1967 ~ March 17, 2024 (age 56) 56 Years Old

James "Jim" W. Hughes Obituary

James “Jim” W. Hughes, 56, of Montville, OH, passed away unexpectedly Sunday, March 17th, 2024 at his home. He was born in Cleveland, OH on December 19th, 1967 to the late Alfred W. and Nina J. (Novy) Hughes.  

Jim Hughes was a quintessential embodiment of rugged American spirit, a man whose passions roared like the engine of his beloved Harley Davidson motorcycle. With the wind in his hair and the open road stretching before him, Jim found solace and freedom in the saddle, embracing the thrill of the ride with an unmatched fervor. Yet, his adventurous spirit was not confined to the asphalt; Jim was equally at home casting his line into the tranquil waters, finding peace and fulfillment in the art of fishing. Beyond his love for the open road and serene waters, Jim was a skilled handyman, a fixer of things both mechanical and domestic. Whether it was tinkering with bikes or hammering away at household repairs, Jim approached every task with dedication and expertise, finding joy in the satisfaction of a job well done. But perhaps Jim’s greatest joy came from his escapes to the Outer Banks, where the salty breeze and sandy shores beckoned him like a siren’s call. There, amidst the sun-kissed dunes and crashing waves, Jim found bliss in the simple pleasures of life, surrounded by loved ones and immersed in the beauty of nature. In every aspect of his life, Jim Hughes was a man of passion, adventure, and unwavering devotion—to his Harley, to his fishing rod, to his toolbox, and to the tranquil shores of the Outer Banks.

He was also a multifaceted individual whose talents extended far beyond the roar of his Harley and the tranquility of fishing. With a keen mind and steady hands, Jim possessed an unparalleled expertise in HVAC (Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning) systems, a skill that elevated him to a league of his own in the realm of home maintenance. Whether it was diagnosing complex issues or fine-tuning the delicate balance of temperature and airflow, Jim approached each HVAC challenge with the precision of a seasoned professional. His deep understanding of heating and cooling systems not only kept his own home comfortable year-round but also earned him the admiration and respect of friends and neighbors who sought his guidance in times of mechanical distress. Jim’s mastery of HVAC technology was a testament to his insatiable curiosity and relentless pursuit of knowledge—a trait that defined him as much as his love for riding Harleys, fishing, and vacationing in the Outer Banks.

In the tapestry of Jim Hughes’s life, his expertise in HVAC added yet another layer of depth and complexity, showcasing a man whose skills knew no bounds and whose passion for learning was as boundless as the open road.

Jim Hughes was not only a man of mechanical mastery and outdoor pursuits but also a staunch advocate for his political beliefs. As a proud Republican and unwavering supporter of former President Donald Trump, Jim’s convictions ran as deep and loved to tell you all about it in a friendly debate. His commitment to conservative principles and the ideals of the GOP shaped his worldview and informed his actions both in the public sphere and within his community. Whether engaging in spirited debates with friends or proudly displaying his support with Trump paraphernalia, Jim wore his political affiliations like a badge of honor, unapologetically standing firm in his beliefs. His dedication to conservative values, coupled with his expertise in HVAC and his passion for adventure, painted a vivid portrait of a man who embraced life with unwavering conviction and unyielding determination. Jim Hughes was not just a man of hobbies and skills but also a beacon of political fervor—a proud Republican, a staunch Trump supporter, and a steadfast defender of his beliefs.

Jim will be greatly missed by his stepson, Bobby (wife, Heather Harnist) Hanson; brother, Tim Hughes; and many friends.

He is preceded in death by: his parents.

A CELEBRATION OF LIFE WILL BE HELD AT 6 PM, SUNDAY, APRIL 7TH, 2024 AT BEST FUNERAL HOME, 15809 MADISON RD., MIDDLEFIELD, OH 44062. Family and friends will be received on Sunday from 2 PM until the time of the service. 

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April 7, 2024

2:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Best FH - Middlefield
15809 Madison Rd
Middlefield, OH 44062

Celebration of Life
April 7, 2024

6:00 PM
Best FH - Middlefield
15809 Madison Rd
Middlefield, OH 44062


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