Andrew Jack Hughes, 87, died February 17, 2019
He was born January 4, 1932, in Blairsville, Georgia, to Edward and Elsie Hughes. He was in the Air Force from 1951-1955. He founded American Saddlery in 1974 and later added on several other companies, including Big Horn and ShoTan Leather.
He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Mildred Hert Hughes; daughter, Debbie Hughes; son, Andrew (Kimberly) Hughes; grandsons Jarrod (Katie) Nunley, Levi and Ian Hughes; brothers, Richard (Midge) Hughes, Don (Frankie) Hughes, Royce (Muriel) Hughes, Paul Hughes and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Jack was preceded in death by his parents, Edward and Elsie Hughes, and his sister, Helen Cook.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 21, in the funeral home chapel with the Reverend Drew Tankersley and the Reverend Ron Perry officiating. Interment will follow at Lakewood Memory Gardens South with military honors. Family, friends, and business acquaintances whose lives Jack touched, are invited to reminisce, grieve, support each other at the funeral home from 12 p.m. until 2 p.m. on Thursday.
Please share you memories of Jack with the family at www.chattanoogaeastchapel.com
Arrangements are by the East Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory and Florist, 404 S. Moore Rd., East Ridge, TN 37412.