BARTLESVILLE, Okla. — John Harley Hughey, of Bartlesville, Oklahoma, died at the age of 71 on Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2015. Even if you never met John, you would feel like you had after reading his obituary.
“J was an avid fisherman for more than 60 years and a three-time state archery champion of the state of Kansas. He was a jack-of-all-trades and he could fix just about anything you put in front of him. That was J, “Mr. Fix It.”
You could tell John was a tough man, reportedly beating cancer multiple times.
“A battle that he didn’t lose, but one he overcame time and time again. J was tough. There is no arguing that.”
We all have that one feisty friend, and based on the claim that he smacked quite a few people in the back of the head, John was that friend.
“J had a cranky disposition. For lack of a better term, he was an “ass.” And all who bore the brunt of J’s class ring to the back of their head can attest to such.”
With attitude comes opinions, and based on his obituary, John Hughey had plenty.
“J despised liberals, pimentos, sarcasm (although it was his forte), laziness, and imperfection. As J would say, “If you can’t do it right, then don’t do it. And if it breaks, fix it.”
His opinions reached into politics. His last wish was this: Write your Congressman and ask for the resignation of Barack Obama.
“This can only be viewed as his final protest, as anyone who spent the final weeks of J’s life with J will tell you, he went down politically swinging and his commentary on such was nothing short of enduring.”
While it seems like John Hughey may have been a handful, friends and family say he was a man of God above all else, and he dearly loved his wife of 52 years.
“Finally, it is safe to say that J no longer has to lie to his wife Susie about where he has been all day. The truth is out…he’s fishing, but this time he is doing it with angels.”