Mr Melvin Morton Hughes Jr.

Melvin Hughes

Melvin Morton Hughes, Jr. was born on July 9, 1940, in Yellow Springs, Ohio, to the late Melvin Morton and Charlotte Catherine Hughes. On Sunday, September 10, 2023, he unexpectedly departed from this Earth. Melvin graduated from Springfield South High School and went on to earn a Bachelor of Science degree from Central State University. He had a deep passion for art, particularly drawing and painting in watercolors, and he shared this passion as an art teacher at Madisonville Elementary in Madisonville, Ohio.

Melvin also had a successful career as a pharmaceutical representative and HVAC representative in Colorado and Huntsville. One of Melvin’s greatest passions was helping people realize their dreams of starting their own businesses. His legacy lives on through his family and his website, Melvin enjoyed sports and was an avid tennis and golf enthusiast. In 2016, he became a dedicated volunteer for Meals on Wheels, where he touched the lives of many. Each day, Melvin woke up with the determination to make the world a better place and to empower individuals to achieve financial independence through residual income opportunities. He even embarked on the journey of teaching himself to play the piano. Melvin was deeply loved, and his love for his family was immeasurable. Melvin is survived by his devoted wife, Marsha Ann, and his loving children: Gregory Alan (Christina) Valdez-Hughes of Castle Rock, Colorado; Kevin Langston of Denver, Colorado; and Stephanie Donna (Pierre) Hughes-Taylor of Pueblo, Colorado.

He leaves behind five cherished grandchildren: Pierre D, Kendra A, Kamille L. Taylor, Olivia G, and Amaya H Hughes. Melvin is also survived by his sister, Donna (Lamar) Warfield of Springfield, Ohio, and his brother-in-law, James (Pinkie) West of Springfield, Ohio. He leaves behind a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends, including his special friend, Larry Dees, and all the relatives of the 100thLee-Walker reunion. Melvin Morton Hughes, Jr. will be remembered for his boundless love, dedication to family, and his unwavering commitment to empowering others to achieve their dreams. He leaves behind a legacy of inspiration and love that will forever reside in our hearts.

Mr Melvin Morton Hughes Jr., age 83. Sunrise July 9, 1940 and Sunset September 10, 2023.

Visitation 11:00 AM and Memorial Service 12:00 PM Friday, September 22, 2023 at MARLAN J. GARY FUNERAL HOME, THE CHAPEL OF PEACE SPRINGFIELD 823 S. Yellow Springs St. Followed by inurnment at Ferncliff Cemetery. To read the complete obituary, order flowers, view video tribute and offer condolences to the Hughes Family, visit

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  1. Tina Cannaday Chapman DaCosta

    Dear Marsha, Gregory, Stephanie, Kevin and family,
    Our hearts are deeply wounded because cousin Butch was such a magnanimous person and deeply loved and admired. Although I am young enough to be one of his children (maybe not young Maraha’s), he always treated me like someone his age, a grown adult. Cousin Butch and I stayed in touch wherever you all lived and he’s the reason I continued attending our Lee Reunions. May God continue to hold and guide you all through the tomorrows. He is not gone only limitless now to be everywhere. Love, cousin Tina Cannaday Chapman DaCosta and the entire Cleveland family.

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