Joshua Bryan Hughes

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Joshua Bryan “Josh” Hughes, 38 (commonly referred to by his family and friends as Jash, Hughes, Scooty, Yoski and Bluegrass) passed away on June 21, 2020 in Stanford, Kentucky. He was born on May 18, 1982, in Charleston, West Virginia, to Keith and Jenny Hughes. 

Josh had a larger than life personality and he never met a stranger. His smile was contagious and wherever he went, laughter would soon follow. His charismatic storytelling and his hilarious impersonations could light up any room. Josh was comforting and compassionate to so many in their times of need. He deeply loved his wife, dogs, family and friends. Josh was also an extremely gifted drummer and music was his lifelong passion. He had the biggest heart and it was felt by all who knew him. Humor, light and love … that’s how we will all remember Josh.

Along with his parents he is survived by his wife, Jessica Downey Hughes; brother, Jeremy Hughes; grandfather; Clarence Gerald (Arletta) Hughes, and nieces and nephew; Sophie Hughes, Tucker Hughes, and Cora Leigh Downey. 

A private Celebration of Life will be held.  The family suggests sending memorial contributions to the Boyle County Humane Society or Wounded Warrior Project.  Please sign the guestbook or send a Hug from Home.


“Said he\'ll see me on the flip side

On this trip he\'s taken for a ride

He\'s been takin\' too much on

There he goes with his perfectly unkept clothes

There he goes …” —Pearl Jam “Off He Goes”

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  1. So sorry for your loss. I remember Josh when he was a little boy playing with my nephew and my son. Josh always seemed to have a smile on his face and was always nice to everyone. My thoughts and prayers are with the family.

  2. I am so very sorry for your loss. Please know you are all in our thoughts and prayers today. You can clearly see that he had a beautiful smile .

  3. There will never be another one to come in work and fill it such joy and laughter in short time. You sure will be missed!

  4. From the first time I met you, I knew we would become friends. You were always so full of life and kept all of us laughing at the gas station. You turned me onto so many new bands and music, that I love! You always had so many great stories and funny jokes, and never missed a chance to tell us all about your beautiful wife. I will forever miss you, my friend.

  5. Thank you josh for making such a impact in my life. When i first met you i was pregnant and you always wanted to make sure i had ate or if i want something sweet or try this new candy bar its really good, or just coming into the store to get your wife laffy tatty. You always had a smile and did everything you could to help someone. You way an amazing person and the world and our stores wont be the same with you. Rest easy and i hope you got all the keno and lottery tickets you could ever imagine.

  6. You are in my prayers Jessica and all the family. I last saw you as a toddler and now you are a beautiful young woman. May God be with you as you remember your precious beloved Josh all the days of your life . Sending Love, Jane

  7. My heart feels the hurt, love and compassion you possessed for Josh, even though I haven\’t seen or talked to you all for several years, but I definitely grieve too.

  8. I will always remember the great times we had with Josh and Jeremy and their wonderful parents growing up. Watching keith and Jenny in the band and you guys showing me the best music ever. Pearl jam will always be my favorite. Prayers sent to all of you.

  9. Josh was in my 6th grade language arts class at Bate. It was my first year of teaching full time and I was trying to be a no funny business kind of teacher. I will always be warmed by the memory of Josh’s sweet response after he had broken one of my “ rules”. He loved me in spite of the resulting discipline and I loved him just because he was Josh. He was a dear soul and I grieve along side his precious family and friends. Prayers lifted for all.

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