Joe Howard Hughes Sr.

November 8, 1939January 28, 2023
Obituary of Joe Howard Hughes Sr.
Joe H Hughes Sr of Jacksonville, FL went on to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on January 28th, 2023. He passed away at the age of 83 after a prolonged illness. Joe was born to Howard and Kathryne Hughes in Cookeville, Tn on November 8th, 1939. After he graduated from Dupont High School in 1957, he went on to study at Jacksonville University. Joe subsequently served his country by joining the Air Force. Several years later he started his career in the Pest Control Industry with Orkin Pest Control. After discovering his love of the industry, Joe started his own company, Action Exterminators in 1971. He served his industry by filling many roles in the Florida Pest Management Association. He co-invented the Actisol machine, a widely used piece of equipment in the industry. He later sold the equipment company to a major pesticide manufacturer and became a manufacturer’s representative covering the United States and the Caribbean. He retired in 2009. Joe could not sit still, so he started another pest control company, Eco-Logic Pest Solutions in 2015 with his son and grandson, and later sold that company in 2017. Joe married Linda Marvin, his high school sweetheart in 1987. Joe and Linda enjoyed camping and traveling together throughout the world. Joe was a Godly man and a family man. He was always available to help anyone in need. Joe was predeceased by his grandson, Jason Hughes. He is survived by his wife of 35 years, Linda Hughes; his son Joe “Chip” Hughes Jr (Debbie); granddaughter, Shelby Anderson (Kyle); stepchildren, Bill Edgerton, Linda Riccardi, and Jim Porter. A celebration of Life will be scheduled at a later date. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for the Hughes family.

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