David Griff Hughes

  Coach 1932 - 1997 

FORT WORTH - Griff Hughes, 65, a retired sporting goods salesman, died Monday, Oct. 20, 1997, at a Fort Worth hospital.

Funeral: 11 a.m. Friday at Greenwood Funeral Home. Burial: Greenwood Memorial Park. Officiating: Dr. Charles Sanders of University Christian Church. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday. Pallbearers: Jim Bridges, Kenneth Hall, Tommy Ingram, Marty Keoughan, Dean Renfro and Tommy Runnels. Honorary pallbearers: James Brewer, Don Ford, Bill Lowrance, Brent Parker, Kyle Parker and James Weaver. Memorials: American Cancer Society, 3301 West Freeway, Fort Worth, Texas 76107.

Griff Hughes was born May 23, 1932, in Bryson, Texas. He graduated from Paschal High School in 1950. He attended North Texas State University on a football scholarship and graduated in 1954. He began his teaching career in Virginia and when he moved back to Texas his first job took him to Kennedale, where he was head football and basketball coach and the high school principal. His next coaching job was at Trimble Tech High School, where he was the head coach for football and basketball. After coaching he became a sporting goods salesman with Griff Hughes Sporting Goods and Jim Bridges Sporting Goods.

Survivors: Wife of 44 years, Doris Hughes; daughters, Lori Lynn Eagleton and her husband, Randy; brother, James Edward Hughes; sister-in-law, Ann Hughes; and granddaughter, Merrick Eagleton.


Publication Date: October 22, 1997
Source: The Fort Worth Star-Telegram
Page: 10;11


Updated: September 03, 2002