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Kenneth Lamar Hughes

Kenneth Lamar Hughes, age 84, of Fort Walton Beach Florida, passed away peacefully at home on November 30th, 2023.

Ken was born in Geneva, Alabama on October 12th, 1939, son of the late Roscoe and Lora Hughes.  After graduating from Geneva High school in 1957, Ken married the love of his life Margie and soon after enlisted in the United States Navy where he served honorably for 30 years in a variety of aviation maintenance roles at locations across the United States, Europe, and Asia.  He took great pride in service to his Lord, his country, and his family.

Ken is survived by his beloved wife of 66 years Margie McCaa Hughes, three sons Steven Hughes (Sandra), Kenneth Hughes (Amy), Timothy Hughes (Anne), and grandchildren Joshua, Jonathan, Elizabeth and Alexander.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by brothers Roger and Grady Hughes.

The family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to neighbors Jim and Nancy Hegland for their love and support.

Funeral services will be Thursday, December 7, 2023, at 10:00 AM at Emerald Coast Funeral Home.  The family will receive friends and relatives one hour before the service.  A private interment will be at Barrancas National Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in Ken’s name to a charity of your choice. Expressions of love and sympathy may be placed and viewed at

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